You’re sitting in English, your teacher is telling you that it’s time to get serious if you want to get a Band 6 in HSC English. You’ve read the texts, you’ve made the TEE Tables and you think you’re ready. 

Then the self-doubt hits. Can you really do it?

How do you actually get a Band 6 in HSC English?!

We understand – HSC English is hard!

To help you get that Band 6 in HSC English, we’ve put together the How to Get A Band 6 Guide, based on 8+ years of research conducted with 98+ ATAR scorers – that’s right, Australia’s Top 2%!

Want to know how they did it?

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We’ve helped over 2,500 students achieve an average mark improvement of 19.41% in HSC English with our 1-on-1 tutoring program!

Our team of crazy talented HSC English tutors can help you nail your HSC English exam –  from crash courses on the syllabus content, to essay feedback and marking, we can help, from the comfort of your own home!

Get in touch with us here, or give us a call on 1300 267 888 to find out who we have in your area available to help you!


Maddison Leach completed her HSC in 2014, achieving an ATAR of 98.00 and Band 6 in all her subjects. Having tutored privately for two years before joining Art of Smart, she enjoys helping students through the academic and other aspects of school life, even though it sometimes makes her feel old. Maddison has had a passion for writing since her early teens, having had several short stories published before joining the world of blogging and writing. She’s currently deferring her studies until she starts her Bachelor of Communication at UTS in the spring.

Elizabeth Goh isn’t a fan of writing about herself in third person, even if she loves writing. Elizabeth joined Art of Smart in 2014 and is both a Senior Academic Coach and the Digital Marketing Manager. She’s since done a mish-mash of things with her life which includes currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations) with a Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University and a Diploma of Languages in German, working for NSW Parliament, and collecting antique typewriters. Elizabeth is also an active mental health advocate and motivational speaker.