HSC resources to help your child

Teens studying around a laptop

Is someone in your house preparing for the HSC? Here's some practical advice on everything from writing an essay to helping the rest of the family stay supportive (and sane) while your teen works towards their final exams.

Teen girl studying

VIDEO: Teachers talk about how parents can help their teen manage the study load and stress when they're preparing for the HSC.

Kids jumping around outdoors

How to help kids manage their stress levels before exams.

Teens outdoors studying together As the HSC approaches, here's how to help your whole family survive the challenges of Year 12

Teen boy writing at home desk

Rather than worrying about an essay for weeks, suggest to your child to read through these 10 points, get in some early preparation and have the self-belief that they can do it.

Father sitting with son going over essay

Lots of chocolate, last-minute cramming, avoiding the hard questions ... there is a better way for kids to study for their English exams.

Girl working at kitchen bench while mum cooks.

Help create the right studying conditions for your child in the lead up to exams and know the warning signs if it's all getting too much.

Mum leaning over son who is studying on computer

Many kids find study difficult or boring, but you can help make it more rewarding by using the following ideas.

Teen looking at camera through magnifying glass

Effective research involves more than just finding any information on the topic of study.

Pretty young girl looking up from her essay page.

VIDEO: Teachers talk about essay structure and how parents can help, even if they're not familiar with the topic of the essay.

Boy reading poetry

Understanding why an author uses certain words or structures in their poetry can help your teenager enjoy the English subject and give greater depth to their writing and language skills.

John Bell

AUDIO: Listen to Bell Shakespeare's artistic director John Bell chat with James O'Loghlin on how to avoid the homework dramas.

Teens studying

VIDEO: Teachers talk about how you can help your child with high school maths, even if it's not your strongest subject.

String or chinese lantern lights

Parties are part and parcel of teenage social life and help mark the move from childhood to adulthood. Here are our tips to ensure your teen and their friends have fun but remain safe.

Glossaries and fact sheets

English A to Z glossary
English help sheets
Maths A to Z glossary
Maths help sheets


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