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We are excited to announce that Niamh Kirk has been selected as Coach of the Month and is the recipient of the Growth Award for the month of October!
We are excited to announce that Frank Wong has been selected as Coach of the Month and is the recipient of the Integrity Award for the month of October!
Working with Art of Smart as a tutor paved the way for Claire to start a career as a secondary science teacher. Find out how she did it!
Introduction The Year 5 NAPLAN Reading Writing Language Conventions Numeracy Practice Papers Is your son or daughter sitting the Year 5 NAPLAN soon? If so, you might've heard about
Introduction The Year 5 NAPLAN Reading Writing Language Conventions Numeracy Practice Papers So, you might've heard that the NAPLAN tests are changing over the next few years. The NAPLAN
We want to help you write a Band 6 HSC English 'Discovery' Creative Writing piece - so we got a sample answer from the person who wrote the textbook!
As a result of working with our Art of Smart tutor Alec, Michael’s confidence has improved and he now is Top 5 in Economics and Business Studies!
We are excited to announce that Ashley Nguyen has been selected as Coach of the Month and is the recipient of the Service Award for the month of September!
Confused about the Year 9 NAPLAN test? Our guide breaks down each of the four areas and explores where marks are awarded, and we even have practice papers!
Unsure about the Year 7 NAPLAN? Fear not! Our guide breaks down each of the exams and explains everything you need to know. We even have practice papers!
One of the hardest parts of Year 12 is making the decision of what to do after the HSC! So what happens if you do make the wrong decision?
It can be so difficult to find a quality HSC Practice Paper. That's why we've put together a series of brand new 2017 HSC Practice Papers just for you!
It can be so difficult to find a quality HSC Practice Paper. That's why we've put together a series of brand new 2017 HSC Practice Papers just for you!
It can be so difficult to find a quality HSC Practice Paper. That's why we've put together a series of brand new 2017 HSC Practice Papers just for you!
It can be so difficult to find HSC English (Standard) Paper 2 Practice papers! That's why we've got two brand new practice papers for you to download!
It can be so difficult to find HSC English (Advanced) Paper 2 Practice papers! That's why we've got two brand new practice papers for you to download!
Working at Art of Smart can seriously skill you up for future work! Find out how our graduating coach Joshua landed his dream job at NAB!
While tutoring isn't too similar to engineering, working with Art of Smart helped Kavi land his dream job as an engineer! Find out how he did it here!
Like most of us Natasha struggled with stress and anxiety during the HSC, but found useful strategies to make it through and achieve a 90+ ATAR!
Want to find out how to love Shakespeare and ace HSC English? Find out how Paris transformed her HSC English Results in just one year!
Gia-Yen started working with Art of Smart during university, and it helped her realise her passion for teaching and mentoring. Now she works as a teacher!
Find out how Art of Smart coach Morgan helped Lachlan develop a variety of effective study skills and succeed in the HSC!
We recently spoke with Stacey and her daughter Emelia about how their Art of Smart tutor helped Emelia develop the confidence to ask questions in class.
Wondering how previous Year 12 students made it through HSC Trials? Get the four top tips from someone who's been there already!
We recently spoke to Katja to find out how our Art of Smart coaches have helped her two sons build confidence and improve their marks at school!
We recently spoke to Katie to find out how Art of Smart helped her children Paige and Aiden improve their marks at school and build confidence!
We recently chatted to Zoe and Jacob to find out how Art of Smart helped Jacob build up his confidence and self-belief at school!
Have you heard about the new year 9 NAPLAN? We've got everything you need to know about the changes and how it will impact your child's HSC.
Is your son or daughter going to be sitting their NAPLAN exam soon? Our NAPLAN guide is here to offer you no-nonsense answers to all your questions!
We are excited to announce that Harrison Yeung has been selected as Coach of the Month and is the recipient of the Service Award for the month of August!
We are excited to announce that Sanjana Satheesh has been selected as Coach of the Month and is the recipient of the Service Award for the month of August!
We are excited to announce that Ashley Weir has been selected as Coach of the Month and is the recipient of the Growth Award for the month of August!
Year 12 can be daunting, especially when you're not sure what to do next. Here is your 10 Step Guide for creating your HSC study plan!
After 13 years you've finally finished school! Congratulations! Celebrate and get motivated with 5 of the best graduation speeches you need to listen to!
We recently chatted to Lynda who shared her experience of working with Art of Smart and how we've helped her kids in Year 11 English and Year 9 Maths!
Oded and Aura have been working with Art of Smart to help Aura with Maths. We recently chatted to Oded who shared his experience and how we've helped Aura!
Find out how Thomas turned his 'casual' university job tutoring with Art of Smart into a graduate role at the Australian Treasury!
Find out how Alec turned his 'casual' job with Art of Smart into his dream role at Westpac in their Finance and Accounting Graduate Position!
Not sure about which Uni Open Days to go to? Here's why you should go, how to decide and the questions you should ask to make your next big decision!
University is a big decision. So, if you’re going to spending up to 5 years and $250,000, you want to make sure you’re making the right choice!
You can spend less time studying whilst still improving your marks! It’s super simple. Find out how to study smarter, not harder in the HSC!
We are excited to announce that Taniya Ekanayake has been selected as Coach of the Month and is the recipient of the Growth Award for the month of July!
We are excited to announce that Hannah Easton has been selected as Coach of the Month and is the recipient of the Integrity Award for the month of July!
We are so excited to announce that Natasha Fong has been selected as Coach of the Month and is the recipient of the Service Award for the month of July!
Discover how Art of Smart helped Tess believe in herself to challenge herself with Advanced English and Maths and go from last in her class to above the NSW average!
Ready to make kickass study notes but not sure where to start? We've broken it down into 4 easy steps for you!
How Chantel Felt Comfortable to Ask Questions and It Transformed her Year 11 Maths & English Results
Discover how Art of Smart and her tutors Thomas and Amy helped Chantel feel comfortable to ask questions and how it transformed her results in Year 11 Maths and English!
Discover how within 12 months, Art of Smart and his tutor Benedict helped Alex get confident and achieve Top 10 in his Year 8 class for Maths!
University Open Days are important to attend if you're thinking about going to university. We've got your comprehensive guide to 2017 University Open Days!
Stressed with the idea of trials fast approaching? Have no fear, your pet is your new secret weapon to tackle these overwhelming tests.
Finding that you're a bit stressed out? Not sure how to chill out? Find out our top tips for keeping your sanity throughout Year 12 and the HSC!
Connecting with your HSC English Related Text is the key to getting a Band 6 in HSC English! We've got the guide to reconnecting with your related texts.
It's the night before your HSC English exam... Here's our step-by-step guide to studying the night before and make sure you get that Band 6!
Finding it hard to get along with your teacher? Not sure what to do or how to deal with it? Here's a step-by-step guide to dealing with it like a
Wondering whether you should drop down to 10 units in the HSC? Not sure how to make the right decision? We've got the guide to making the right choice.
365 days to study 100 years worth of Modern History. Fear not, here's a 7-day study plan for studying for HSC Modern History so you can ace the exams!
Need some help making a game plan for the weeks before HSC Trials? We've got you covered with our easy step-by-step guide!
Finding the right studying habits for you is like selecting the right tea. There are so many options and variables, its just a matter of finding what works!
Lost your HSC mojo and feeling a bit like 2007 Britney? We've got you covered with a guide to bounce back and ace the HSC Year!
The problem with organisation is that it never seems to last very long... So today I'm going to break down how to organise your life for the HSC!
Got a bad mark in a HSC assessment? Find out how to turn your bad exam mark around, and how to never make the same mistake again.
Speeches. Hate them or love them - you've still got to do them. So to help you out, here are 4 Points for a Powerful Presentation!
Here's our guide to all the changes in the new English curriculum. Get everything you need to know about texts, assessments and more.
By the time your HSC Exams come around, it's expected that you are able to respond to 5 unseen HSC English essay questions. But how? Find out here...
We’ve all been there and you can’t deny it. You’re watching your favourite television series on Netflix, and your #1 character does something stupid - walks into the dark alley
Energised brains are the key to effective studying! Find out what you should be snacking on during your HSC study to get those Band 6s!
Need to focus on your creative writing for HSC English Extension 1, but not sure how to do it? Find out the secret weapon to getting a Band 6 in
What changes have been made to the NSW Syllabus? We give you a comprehensive review of everything you need to know for each subject.
Ever had a tutor that you didn't get on with? Were they late, upsetting, or weren't helpful at all? What can you do now to fix it?
Feeling like you can't keep with world economic affairs? Here are some tips for staying up to date with the economy to get better marks in HSC Economics.
Not sure where to find a complete list of common HSC Economics Questions? Look no more. Here is a complete list of the 20 most common HSC essay questions!
Despite what they all say about the HSC being a one man game- You V BOSTES. However that most definitely is not true, your family is there too.
As you've probably heard, the NSW curriculum has been overhauled! Here's our guide to help you wrap your head around the changes to the Science Curriculum.
Education is a privilege we are lucky to have, but there are aspects of the education system that are frustrating. Find out how we can overcome these issues!
Get inspired to ace your HSC with this step-by-step guide taken straight from Japanese anime! Find out how to get a Band 6 by watching anime!
Feeling screwed for your HSC Physics Exam tomorrow? You've wasted all your time procrastinating but you know it's time to knuckle down and have a solid study session. Don't worry,
We've seen thousands of marked papers for HSC Physics. Here are the mistakes 95% of students make, and how you can stop yourself from doing the same!
Find out how using a Bullet Journal will let you take control of your HSC year, stop procrastinating and get your dream ATAR!
All throughout my high school life I have believed a number of myths about being a senior. Find out why the Big 4 HSC Student Myths are just myths!
Getting through the HSC is usually about putting your phone away so you can study! However, sometimes your phone can help you get through Year 12. From alarm clocks to
We all know that awesome feeling on a Saturday night, when you're at a party with all your mates, and your favourite song comes on! Whether you love a Chris
A genuine understanding of your passion and drive is the key to HSC success! Let Daide talk you through the importance of finding your why!
How are you feeling? Being practically half way through the HSC. We've developed a list of the different types of HSC students, at this stage of the game.
Everything you need to survive the HSC, you learnt about in kindergarten! Let Sibel talk you through the three tips from kindy that can help you in the HSC!
I have been in a relationship for 2 years and 8 months. *Cue the dramatic music* OK, so it's not really long enough to require dramatic music. There have been
Find out the 3 easy steps that will make this set of exams a little easier, and ways to keep yourself cool, calm and collected!
Do you love Past Papers? We love past papers. That's why we've got over 20 HSC Ancient History Past Papers to make sure you ace HSC Ancient History!
Hate running out of time in exams and making silly mistakes? Here's an insanely simple trick that 99.95 ATAR scorers use which you can apply immediately.
Not sure how you're going to get through the HSC in just one year? Caitlin explains how HSC pathways is alternative route that can help your HSC!
Let’s flash back about three weekends, there I am, sitting on the couch with my Economics textbook in hand, typing up notes on my laptop. Did I forget to mention,
The past couple of weeks have been exciting, albeit slightly stressful, ones as we have continued to hurl through the incomprehensible space-time medium we call the HSC. As if manoeuvring
Prioritising... It may be hard, but it's so worth it Prioritising is key in Year 12. If you don't prioritise and organise your tasks effectively, you could find yourself under
Year 12 is a busy year and finding a work-life balance during the HSC can be difficult! However, we've got you covered with these 5 simple steps!
Find out how you can stop yourself from making it to the procrastination station during your HSC by following these six simple steps!
Studying a language for the HSC can be hard enough, doing it via correspondence is even harder, but it's not impossible...
I woke up to my phone lighting up and buzzing, notifications appearing left, right and centre. I already knew that almost all of the messages would be about about my
So, this is it. The last year... now what? We all remember our first day of kindergarten, there were two kinds of kids; kids who were kicking and screaming begging
English can be tough - especially when you need to write about literary techniques! Let us help with a Complete HSC English Literary Techniques Cheatsheet! Really, it's the only one
"Help! My Module is so new that there aren't enough practice questions!" Fret not! We have 20 Advanced English Module A Practice Questions just for you!
Undecided as to whether or not you should stick with 2-unit Maths or drop down to General Maths? Here, you'll find the solution to your dilemma!
Working a part-time job during the HSC can become utterly tiresome if not handled properly. Here are some tips for you to manage your job during your HSC!
Wondering if you should keep working during the HSC? Consider these 4 instances that will help you make a better and informed decision.
Don't know where to start analysing your prescribed text? Here are some tips and tricks that should make your task as easy as it could possibly be!
Wondering how to nail short answer responses in Ancient History? This article is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know.
Looking for notes for HSC Legal Studies? Learn the secrets to making quality Band 6 study notes and surprise the markers!
Navigating the BOSTES website for Legal Studies Papers getting you flustered? We've got you covered! Here's a comprehensive list of all the HSC Legal Studies past papers you’ll ever need.
Learn how to study for Visual Arts without wasting any time. Click here for the best HSC Visual Arts study resource on the internet.
Iffy about which is the best way to tackle your HSC Modern History Exam? We have the 3 most common approaches taken by band 6 students!
If you panic the morning of an exam or don't know how to cope with stress the day of an exam, this article will help you figure out your plan
Here are the top 5 misconceptions and mistakes I made about HSC Modern History that could have cost me a Band 6. Are you also making the same mistakes?
Are you worried that your child is not progressing the way you expected? Fear no more, we have 12 best questions for you to ask your child's teacher/tutor.
So you just got back your modern history exam on ww1 and you lost a few marks, it is time for you to stop complaining and read this article now
Wanting to apply for a scholarship but unsure about which one? Read on to find out all about the types of scholarships and get great examples of each type
Are you one week out from your HSC Economics exam? Make the most of your time before the HSC Trials and Final Exams with this 7 Day Study Plan.
Are you about to start HSC Business Studies? Are you lost? Are you about to have your final exam soon? Either way you need to know what's in this article!
Are you on track to get a Band 6 with your amazing Study Notes for HSC Economics? I'll show you how to write fantastic notes with an awesome free template!!
How's your memory going? What can you do to improve it? Feeling overwhelmed with everything you need to know for HSC Economics? This article will help you.
Not sure how to prep for trials? We've got you covered with our annual HSC Economics exam questions from prior trial papers and current economic events!
Do you need help getting into your dream US College? We have compiled a list of the best resources, which Top SAT test takers used to help them study here!
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you just want to give up already? Here are some strategies for you to cope with the situation you've found yourself in.
Sick of sorting through individual, confusing NAPLAN practise tests? Erin has collected a neat list of FREE papers from the best sites for you!
Nervous and need advice for your HSC Music Performance? Isabella shares the advice that helped her achieve a perfect score and a state ranking in HSC Music!
How To Write Your First Resume; So, it's time to write your first resume! You're nervous and excited and probably asking the question "What on earth am I supposed to
Got questions about why you should do 2-unit Maths or what it entails? You'll find answers to most of those questions here!
Study notes are essential for all subjects ... even maths. So let's go over how to make your maths study notes very concise and effective.
Make sure you're studying smart not hard - find out the four simple steps that will save you time and help you study effectively for your HSC!
Worried that you're not doing enough study for 2-unit Maths? Here are some tips for you to gauge how much study you should be doing!
Cover letters can be extremely tedious to write, but by following these simple steps, you will master the art of writing killer cover letters in no time!
Are you a worried parent of a child that is about to enter high school? We have the best advice for you to help your child with their transition.
Wondering how to dominate the HSC Chemistry Exam? Read on to find out all you need to know.
Ever looked at the comments from the BOSTES Marking Centre for HSC Economics? Probably not. We have, and that's why we know who you NEED to write about!
I'll just cram, it'll be fine, right? Wrong. In your HSC year, you can't just forget content, it will be examined again and again. Here's our tips to memorise everything!
Want to know the secrets of the students who state ranked HSC Physics. Here are their tips and tricks to smashing HSC Physics.
It's super important to set good classroom habits. Here are four terrible habits, you need to avoid if you want to get that 99.95 ATAR!
Which order should you attack the HSC Physics Exam? Here are some tips for choosing the right order for your HSC Physics exam to maximise your performance.
Should I teach myself a different module to the one taught in class? So, you’ve been doing a topic in class and you just don’t get it. Is it worth
So you're considering taking the plunge and doing 3-unit maths next year (in year 11), but you have some questions. Never fear! We are here with answers to some of
"Everything I just heard in class has just travelled from one side of my ear to the other". This article will teach you the secrets to the best study notes
Tutoring is a big investment in terms of time, effort and money, so it can be very frustrating if it feels like it’s not working. But how can we know
For most of us, studying is a chore. This goes double for subjects that we don’t like or that are repetitive - and for a lot of people, maths is
So you're up to that point in your HSC journey where you feel you should start writing senior science notes. For some this will be the first term of year
If you've got a plan to study but no study plan, we've put together your 7 Day Study Guide for General Maths so that you can get cracking sooner, not
Wondering about work experience and what it can do for you? Read on to find out all you need to know
'Oh yes, it is just a poem, it is so much shorter and easier to analyse.' It is completely normal to think like this if you are a band 4.
Sick of hearing confusing or daunting information about NAPLAN through your friends, family, or, heaven forbid, your own children? Erin has got you covered.
What did the elderly man say to the other? Read this article to find out !
Look no further if you wish for your essay to stand out from the other 5000 students taking Modern History and get a band 6 with ease!
It's happened to all of us. These are the 5 steps we must now take to improve upon poor performance!
Is your child not doing what you want? Instead of awful punishment, try giving them cake, or not giving them cake. Confused? Read this to see what I mean.
I achieved a mark of 96 in my HSC Legal Studies external exam. Check out the BEST and ONLY cases for HSC Legal Studies that you will need to get
So you read our article on reasons to take a gap year after your HSC and you followed our advice. Perhaps you spent the year travelling or working or doing something
Are You Keeping Study Notes at All? Before I get into some common mistakes students make, I'll begin by asking if you're even keeping study notes for your subjects; you
Thinking about doing HSC Physics? Have heaps of questions about what it will be like? We've covered them in our Frequently Asked Questions for HSC Physics.
Want to boost your performance in Mathematics, and supercharge your learning? Here is our list of the best mathematics resources to help you do your best!
Want to know how to unlock the power of your calculator? You've probably used it for years, but do you know all of the tricks the Casio has up it's
You've probably heard of Advanced Science degrees, but how do they differ from normal Science degrees? There are some important differences you should know.
I suck at speaking. Yep I'm going to screw up my speech definitely. That was what I thought before my Module C speech, but I completely nailed my speech after
Have you ever considered studying in the USA? Here are 5 reasons why you should think about applying to an American College!
Considered getting tutoring over the holidays? Read on to find out all about the benefits and what you can do to gain a competitive advantage in school.
Find out the difference between tertiary awards/qualifications, like bachelor, masters, phD and diploma, and which one is suitable for you.
Navigating the BOSTES website to find every past paper can be a major pain, so here's a quick and easy list of HSC Economics Past Papers!
The General Maths syllabus can be daunting. Boasting 188 pages. But it can be reduced into a simple to follow checklist. Find out how!
"If you hate writing essays, then obviously don't choose Modern History". If this is what you are told by other people, think twice! This article will give a deeper insight
Not sure whether you should do Legal Studies? Or perhaps you need some more guidance on essay structure. Check out our Top 5 FAQs for HSC Legal Studies!
So, it's the night before your senior science exam and you're feeling unprepared, majorly unprepared. Well here's my handy tips to making the most of the exam tomorrow!
Not sure if doing the HSC Legal Studies exam chronologically is the best idea? Here are some pros and cons to the most common approaches by Band 6 students.
Are you getting ready for the formal and you're tossing up between cute potential dates? Who says you even need a date? Here's why you should go stag!
Are you having trouble staying healthy during assessment periods? Here are five easy tips to help you feel better and happier during stressful periods!
Many students fall into very common and avoidable traps in 3 Unit Maths. Here are 10 common mistakes you should avoid if you want to excel!
What are best strategies to start an open and honest conversation about mental health with your teenage children? Here are 6 easy steps!
Are you sick and unable to sit for your exam? Do you need help understanding Bonus points or special consideration? I will explain the imperative things to know about the
Finally realised that English Paper 1 is tomorrow and you are absolutely screwed? This detailed and simple guide will definitely save your mark!
Struggle with the extended response? Not sure what you're missing to get that 6 marks. Here's a definitive guide to writing killer 6 mark answers.
Are you studying enough? Click to find out all you need to know about how much you should be doing as well as studying smarter.
Are you a student wondering if you should study Music, Dance, or Drama for the HSC? Do you have questions? I'm here to help!
Most of us don't think too much about where we study, just how. Matt's here to show you that the where can make a difference, and how to make it
Struggling with the task of making notes for HSC 2-unit Maths? This guide will get you started on making concise and effective study notes!
If you were to show the queen your study notes and room, how much time would it take for you to organise them? If you are anything like I am, it
Wan't to figure out why you've been making so many mistakes. Read this to find out how can you improve your marks just by reading teacher feedback.
You've just finished your HSC. You have know idea what university is going to be like. Here's our survival guide for what you can expect!
HSC 4 Unit Maths is one of the most difficult but rewarding courses offered in the HSC. Here are 4 simple study tips to help you get that band E4!
So, you've chosen Senior Science for your HSC (good choice!) and now you need to study for it! What better way than accessing our masterlist of past papers!
Do you love the HSC Drama course but need help getting extra marks in the theory exam? Click here for an easy guide to getting a Drama Band 6!
You're sitting hopelessly at your desk, trying to cram HSC Legal Studies into one night of studying. Yeah you're screwed. But so was I. By following these tips, I managed
Wish you had more money to afford those new shoes, that new phone or a sneaky holiday? Wondering how to save money in high school? Here are 10 Easy Ways.
Why I Still Understand Nothing Even Though I Legit Crammed For 4 Hours? If You Are Asking Yourself I Will Make Sure You Don't Ever Again!
Finding that you procrastinate too often? Click to discover how to study smarter and banish procrastination forever.
Feel Like This When Studying? Studying. Whether or not you want to, studying is an essential part to both learning and let’s face it, getting the mark that you want.
If getting to the holidays means you’re suddenly having to plan activities for your kids, look no further than this article! Not only are these activities fun and enjoyable but
Don't know what HSC subjects to choose? Find out what the best HSC subjects are that will maximise your ATAR!
So.. you’ve spent the last three hours studying cost benefit analysis. Sighing at the prospect of the hours ahead, you turn over to the next question and your eyes blur.
I was crying last night - then I discovered how a budget could put my life back on track and encourage me to save for my dreams
Everyone struggles with their UAC applications. None of the words even make sense! How can you take the first step? First, pick a science major you want!
Wondering If Extra Curricular Activities Will Waste Your Time Studying? You Can't Be More Wrong! Find Out How They Could Change Your Life!!
Struggling to memorise all your cases and legislation for HSC Legal Studies? You may be making these crucial mistakes. Let us help you solidify that Band 6!
Is your child struggling or needing a challenge at school? Erin can help you decide if you need a tutor.
Feeling desperate the night before an HSC exam? Here are some strategies for you to make the most out of it before your exam tomorrow!
Is HSC Drama dragging down your ATAR? Follow these tips, from a band 6 student, to make your HSC Group Performance a success! After all, it is worth 30%!!
Not sure what you want to study at uni? A gap year might be the solution for you! Here are 3 reasons to consider taking a year off before further
Subject selection to set yourself up for success It’s easy to look at success and try and find a common denominator, but what’s the trick to getting there? Whilst it’s
Haven't touched you're books when school starts in two weeks? Don't worry - we've got the perfect 14 Day Holiday HSC Study Plan to get you up to speed!
'Is this source reliable and useful'? I don't know, maybe? What makes it reliable or useful? Here's how to write a 10/10 modern history source analysis!
With the 2016 school year beginning, here's 5 proven strategies you can use to help your child make 2016 their best school year yet!
Curious about studying HSC English Extension 1? We asked some of our students the top questions they wish they had asked before taking on the challenge!
Chose science to avoid essays? Sure, but don't let your writing skills slide! Matthew shows you how to answer the most common HSC Chemistry Questions!
What even are Modules? Be the crème de la crème and teach yourself HSC English Advanced Module C: People & Landscapes with this plain-English guide!
Year 12 can be tough, but it is even tougher when you're flying into it blind. Preparing for success starts with knowing what to expect, and that's why Ricky Studencki
You've got your creative. You've got your stimulus. Here's how to adapt your creative to ANY stimulus they throw at you!
HSC Physics can be difficult to master, especially when it comes to extended responses! Do you know what goes into an HSC Physics Extended Response? We do!
Studying for your HSC English Exam and run out of practice Paper 2's? Luckily, we've got you covered with our 2016 HSC English (Standard & Advanced) Practice Papers for Paper
Studying for HSC Modern History? Learn the techniques of Australia's Top 2%, State-Rankers & Band 6 Scorers with our free How to Get A Band 6 Guide!
Studying for HSC English? Learn the techniques from Australia's Top 2%, State-Rankers and Band 6 Scorers with our free How to Get A Band 6 Guide!
Studying for HSC Ancient History? Learn the techniques from Australia's Top 2%, State-Rankers and Band 6 Scorers with our downloadable How to Get A Band 6 Guide!
Studying for HSC Biology? Learn the techniques from Australia's Top 2%, State-Rankers and Band 6 Scorers with our downloadable How to Get A Band 6 Guide!
Studying for HSC English? Well, here's the good news - we generally know exactly what the 2016 HSC English Exam Paper 1 will look like, and how to practice!
Studying for the 2016 HSC Economics exam? We've got you covered with our annual HSC Economics exam question predictions to help focus and refine your study!
Did you know what to do going into your HSC Trials? If not, you may have lost yourself valuable marks. Don't make the same mistake! Let Matt explain!
Don't burn your Trials paper yet! Bounce back from bad marks using your Trials paper and kick ass in your HSC Legal Studies Exams!
Does 50 days sound like a lot? Don't waste your precious time trying to figure out what to do with it. Get to it with our HSC Physics Study Plan!
It can be really discouraging if you feel like your performance isn’t up to standard early on in maths, and it’s easy to feel like there’s not any point in
Didn't do so well in HSC Chemistry? It's still possible to get yourself that Band 6! Figure out how to make the most of those miserable marks!
If you're heading to TAFE or Uni Open Days, they're bound to confuse you with confusing terms and lingo. Wrap your head around all you need to know here!
Chips on the shoulder Everyone makes mistakes and as much as it pains us to admit, we make them often. That’s how we learn things, and make better decisions. I’ve
Got 15/30 when you expected 25? Did you know that bad marks are actually more beneficial than good marks? Find out how to Bounce Back from Bad HSC Marks to
Do you often find that you get lost in the jargon of Physics? Eyes glazing over when someone speaks Physicese? Impress them with these definitions!
When I was preparing for my final exams way back in the dinosaur age, my biggest concern was running out of practice questions. Sound familiar? Let me help!
Bored of books? Yeah, so are we. That's why we've put together an epic video field guide to teaching yourself 'Motors and Generators' for HSC Physics!
Ever wondered what separates the better from the best for HSC English? Surprisingly it all comes down to the humble TEE Table. What is it? Find out here!
No hope for memorising quotes for HSC English? Here are four idiot-proof techniques used by the top performing students to get their Band 6's!
Struggling to figure out how to write a Band 6 HSC English Essay? Let's take apart the process to see what steps you're forgetting to get you extra marks!
Want to slay your HSC Physics Trials? Let's level your expectations with what the HSC Physical Trials Papers will actually look like and how to answer them!
Nobody likes the stress of a night before an exam. You never feel you're ready! So make sure you make the most of your chemistry cramming with these tips.
There are 5 Critical Mistakes you're probably doing in HSC Biology without even realising it. Don't lose valuable marks! Kick them in the ass!
Ready to get down to studying HSC Biology? Make the most of your time before the HSC Trials and Exams with this 7 Day Study Plan!
Bored of books? Yeah, so are we. That's why we've put together an epic video field guide to teaching yourself 'Space' for HSC Physics!
Got to know a tonne of HSC Physics Formulae, but don't know what all the lines and symbols mean? Read this guide and understand everything there is to know!
Practice makes perfect, so if you're intending on getting the perfect score, you'd better start practicing with 20 HSC Biology Practice Questions!
The Chem exam is a week away - how can you get as ready as possible? Matt's here's with an emergency study plan for that exact thing!
We're one month out from the HSC... it's worth 50% of your overall mark. You can panic, or you can learn how to make the most of the 30 days
How long should you be studying each night for your HSC? In this video, 99.95 ATAR scorer Thomas Farmarkis shares his suggestions!
Are you cursed with a crappy teacher for HSC Modern History? You're better off teaching yourself! Learn how to teach yourself and get those Band 6's!
Get that Band 6 by learning how to write your perfect Extended Response for your HSC Modern History Personality using a flawless scaffold!
Got your HSC assessment and exam schedule and discovered you've got exams on consecutive days? Banish the panic with this 7 step study plan!
Did you know you can spend less time studying but score more marks? If not the good news is that you absolutely can! Study smart, not hard, for HSC Biology!
It only takes 6 simple steps for you to effectively master studying HSC Physics. Want to know what they are? Vamsi has the answer!
Simply by checking whether you are actually answering the questions. But it's harder than you think! Get extra marks for your HSC Biology Extended Response!
Practice makes perfect. What better practice can you get with over 30 HSC Physics Past Papers to help you prepare for your exams!
Themes? ✓ Quotes? ✓ Linking Sentence? ✓ Why aren't I getting full marks on my HSC English Essay? Here's how you can score more marks simply by editing it!
Sick of finding HSC Maths practice papers for questions you've seen a million times before? Here's the ultimate secret weapon to slaying 2 - 4U Maths!
I don't know about you, but I can't find a single place on the internet with all the HSC Biology Definitions I'll ever need. Oh wait, now I have right
When it comes to HSC Visual Arts, there's almost no structure. That's why you need to use The Big 3 to help you memorise everything in time for your exams!
Absolutely! The HSC Physics Syllabus is your best friend when it comes to killing it in your exams. Not only that, it can get you more marks too!
In your exam and simply regurgitating everything you know? Let's stop with that. Learn How to Write a Scaffold for HSC Legal Studies in 5 Steps!
With HSC Trials around the corner, failing to plan, is planning to fail. Smash your HSC Trials by using 4 simple steps to create your HSC Trials Study Plan!
This sounds a little bit like an exercise in futility, because the Chemistry syllabus is already in dot points! The problem is, the dot points read like this: Identify that
Sometimes it's difficult to sort what you don't know from what you do. Use this easy 3 Step Method with your HSC English Syllabus to prepare for your exams!
With this simple 5 step process! It will help you to memorise essays in no time, using only key points, giving you more time to do the more important stuff!
Visual Arts is complicated because there's very little structure and guidance given to you. Discover the only way to write your Visual Arts study notes!
You've knuckled down on short and extended response - but what about those pesky medium length ones? Learn how to write a killer 5 mark HSC Biology Answer!
Gone through ALL of the Practice Papers and Trials are about to start. What do you do? You go through our 20+ Ancient History Practice Questions, of course!
Is your Maths teacher a fan of the bland and boring? Having trouble memorising stuff? Here are The 99+ ATAR Scorer's 5 Tips for Memorising Maths Formulae!
It's true that HSC Biology has a lot of content. There's a lot to learn, understand and memorise over the year to prepare for the HSC Biology Exam. The resources your teacher
There are two questions in every Chemistry exam that make or break your paper - the extended responses, one each in the core and the option. Aside from being worth
Ever thought about using a Scaffold for your HSC Visual Arts Essay? They can not only help you to study, but also to boost your marks for the HSC!
Don't think you can remember anything in HSC Biology? Let's reframe that: here's 4 reasons why you can memorise everything in HSC Biology!
Have you got 323 pages of Modern History notes? So did I. But do you remember any of it? Try these 3 Simple Steps to Memorise Everything for Modern History!
Want to Teach Yourself HSC Advanced English Module B? It all starts with looking at the Module itself, only we've done all the hard yards for you!
You might love your squad, but they might not be the best mates for studying. Have you tried the 4 Step Plan to Running A Kickass 2U Maths Study Group?
Can scaffolds get your Modern History Essay a Band 6? Absolutely! Here Milana shows you why your World War I Extended Response can improve with a scaffold!
Why were the 99+ ATAR kids always ahead? They studied during the school holidays. Read 3 reasons why and how using the School Holidays Can Boost Your ATAR!
What can I expect in the HSC Trials Paper for Ancient History? What kind of questions do they ask? What are the best ways to answer them? Find out here!
Lawyers love their legislation; as an HSC Legal Studies student, you should too! Here's the only list of HSC Legal Studies Legislation for 'Crime' you need!
Can't figure out why you can't get more marks for HSC English? It's lack originality! Here are 5 Reasons You Should Play Devil's Advocate for HSC English!
Should you put them under Themes? Quotations? Author? Does colour and font really matter? Write & structure kickass HSC English Notes in 3 easy steps!
Jack memorises his essays. Milana doesn't. Are you memorising essays for your HSC Modern History exam? If not, here's 3 of the best options for exam success!
Just started taking HSC Ancient History? Not sure about the workload and expectations? Here are all your questions about HSC Ancient History, answered!
Sick of looking for extra HSC Ancient History Practice Questions for your Personality studies? Look no further; we have questions for your personality here!
Bored of your textbook? Having trouble visualising the Battle of Stalingrad? Here are 30+ Of the Best TV Shows and Movies To Watch for Modern History!
Got a day before your English Exam for Discovery and Module A? Let's make sure you make the most of it so you can get all those marks you deserve!
Losing easy marks on the Ancient History Short Response? It only takes 5 easy steps to get it right - get those marks back and raise your ATAR!
Learned all your stuff and need a few Modern History Past Papers to get straight into action? Luckily we've put them all into one convenient spot!
Your bonus points depend on it but you have no idea what the difference between HSC Bands are. Need help understanding it? Let us show you by example!
Need to start practicing for your HSC Biology exam but run out of HSC Papers? That's why we've got Past Papers, and over 10 extra Trials papers!
Couple of weeks until your HSC assessments & exams? Need to learn lots of content fast?
Want to know what's best for HSC Chemistry Revision? We've got the 4 Easy Steps you need to maximise your study time so you have more time for fun stuff!
Struggling how to write HSC Chemistry Study Notes? Look no further - here's a foolproof way to order your notes so that you're prepped and ready for exams!
Reading your novel but not quite sure what you're supposed to be doing with it? Here's what you need to do to make the most of reading English texts!
Struggling to find quotes for Modern History? Well, we've got 21 of the Best Quotes by Historians in preparation of your upcoming exams!
Just started studying English and have questions that need answering? We've got the answers to these HSC Standard English Frequently Asked Questions!
Just started studying Advanced English and have questions that need answering? We've got the answers with this handy list of Frequently Asked Questions for Advanced English!
Just started studying English and have questions that need answering? We've got the answers with this handy list of HSC English Frequently Asked Questions!
Are you a week out from your 2U exam? Let's make sure you're using your time wisely and effecitvely with this 7 Day HSC Study Plan for 2U Maths!
Looking at your related text and struggling on how to analyse poems for HSC English? Let's start at square one with this step-by-step guide!
Struggling with procrastination from HSC study? In this video interview 99.95 ATAR scorer Thomas Farmarkis shares his strategic to kill procrastination!
Exams around the corner and stressing out about not practicing enough? Of course you are which is why we've got a HSC Chemistry Past Papers Master List!
Exams around the corner and stressing out about not having enough practice? Of course you are, which is why we've got a HSC Maths Past Paper Master List!
You've got your quotes, but what about archaeological sources? Don't forget about integrating HSC Ancient History Sources. Find out how to with this guide!
You've heard of Band 4 and Band 6, but what makes the difference? Know what does today so you can ace your Ancient History Extended Response!
Struggling to find your own Pompeii and Herculaneum Sources and Quotations? Fear not! Here are the best ones you can use in your exam!
There's a tonne of stuff you need to remember, but how do you do it? Find out the most effective ways of how to memorise sources for HSC Ancient History!
Understanding HSC English Modules can be overwhelming, especially after studying Discovery. Let us help and demystify what your teachers are looking for so you can slay those exams!
Need help understanding HSC Standard English Module A? Don't sweat, we've got a step-by-step breakdown of Elective 1: Distinctively Visual right here!
Need help understanding HSC Standard English Module A? Don't sweat, we've got a step-by-step breakdown of Elective 2: Distinctive Voices right here!
Can't figure out why you can't get from a Band 5 to a Band 6? Band 6-ify Your HSC Legal Studies Extended Responses with this epic step-by-step breakdown!
Gone through all the practice papers for HSC Ancient History and can't find any more Pompeii and Herculaneum Practice Questions? You're in luck!
Need sure what separates a Band 4 and Band 6 in an HSC Chemistry Extended Response? We do, and we show you exactly how to here with this step-by-step guide!
Thinking about taking up Chemistry for Year 11 and 12? Don't be fooled by what people think! Find out the truth to all those HSC Chemistry Myths today!
Here's 21 HSC Legal Studies Electives Practice Questions to help you get ahead an nail your exams!
Need help finding more HSC Legal Studies Human Rights Practice Questions? Don't stress, we've got 20 Questions worth 2, 3, 5 and 7 marks just for you!
Run out of HSC Legal Studies Practice Questions for Crime? Firstly, congratulations! Secondly, here are twenty more for your studying excitement!
Not sure what level of maths to study? Not sure whether to drop maths entirely? Read our HSC Maths FAQ and find your answers!
Need help understanding HSC Advanced English Module A? Don't sweat, we've got a step-by-step breakdown to help you understand what it all means!
Do you find understanding HSC Advanced English Module A difficult? Once you read our step-by-step guide, you'll be a master at understanding it!
Navigating the Board of Studies site can be laborious. Spend more time studying and less time searching with our HSC English Past Papers - Master List!
Be the crème de la crème and teach yourself HSC English Advanced Module C: Representing People & Politics with this plain-English guide!
What do Elon Musk, Chris Pratt and Mark Zuckerburg all have in common? They all know how to set and achieve their goals for both the short and long term!
December 15 and 16 are big days for Year 12, but don't let them confuse you! Here's the only guide you'll need to understanding HSC Results and ATARs!
You've got the numbers on your smart phone, but what do they mean? Here's all you need to know about interpreting and understanding your HSC Results!
How does BOSTES calculate ATARs? It's actually a fairly difficult process, and one which most people don't understand. Find out how they do it here!
"Why is my ATAR lower than my HSC Result?" Did you know that it's not your HSC Results, but your percentile which affects your ATAR? No? Well, now you do!
Not sure whether you're going to get those bonus points? Here's all you need to understand them and how to use Bonus Points to Your Advantage!
Want to get more than one UAC offer? Easy! You just need to know how it works. Here's how to work UAC Offers to your advantage.
Not getting the ATAR you need can make life difficult for uni applications. So, what are the other ways to get into uni?
Your ATAR isn't everything - in fact, by this time next year, it'll hardly matter. Here's why receiving a low ATAR is not the end of the world.
You've been studying for eight hours straight and now you need a break. Why not enjoy your time off AND make it productive? Here are some suggestions how!
We can't give you ideas, but what we can do is help you to find inspiration for your Visual Arts Major Work!
Studying is so much nicer when you've got a great set of notes. Here's how you can write damned good HSC Ancient History Notes you can boast about!
You've got your prac down to a fine art, but how's your theory going? Don't sweat, here's how to write an epic Band 6 HSC Visual Arts Extended Response!
You've learned the law, you've learned the cases. Now, how do you kick ass in the Short Answer Questions for HSC Legal Studies? Here's how!
Just getting started with writing HSC PDHPE Study Notes? Here's a handy guide on how to make them absolutely epic for the HSC year ahead!
Struggling to find all the legislation you need for Crime for Legal Studies? We've got your back with this HSC Legal Studies Crime Legislation Master List!
What's the difference between a Band 4 and Band 6? Let us compare some so that you know how to write a Band 6 HSC Modern History source analysis!
When the going gets tough, should you get going? Dropping extension units in Year 12 isn't always an easy decisions, so what are the Pros & Cons? We've got you
Done all the practice papers? Better learn how to write your own practice questions for Ancient History to get ahead!
'Discuss' and 'explore' and 'explain' - is there really a difference in what they mean? Absolutely! So here are the Hit Verbs for HSC English Success!
About to go into your English exams? Make sure you know How to Get a Band 6 in HSC English with this epic master list!
How do you get full marks in Section 1 of the HSC English Exam? By following these simple steps!
How do you get the most foolproof answer for HSC Legal Studies? Finding Cases for HSC Legal Studies is a good start!
How can you get a Band 6 answer for Legal? Knowing places for Finding Legislation for HSC Legal Studies is probably your best bet!
Do you hate unseen texts? Don't know how to deal with it? Solution? An Absolutely Kickass Guide to Analysing Visual Texts for HSC English!
Can you juxtapose a movie? What even is a juxtapose anyway? Let's get a bit more clarity with this epic English Visual Techniques Cheatsheet!
Finished your HSC and chilling out relaxing? Here's 5 reasons why you should start looking for a job and a 5 step plan to help you apply for and get
You have stuff to do. You'll do it. You'll write it down but it still doesn't get done. Here's how you can make Simple and Effective To-Do Lists!
The HSC is a horrible year for us all, so let's share the burden. Here's how your parents can help you during the HSC!
Your teacher keeps telling you to write notes, but where do you start? Here's your stepping stones for writing flawless HSC Modern History notes!
Answering the question should be straight-forward. Except when it's the HSC. Never fear! Here's How to Break Down HSC English Questions!
You think you had it all covered, then they spring an unseen image on you? Never worry again with this guide to Kicking Ass in HSC Visual Arts Unseen Images!
Fallout 4 just dropped and Star Wars Battlefront and Just Cause 3 are just around the corner. Here's how Fallout 4 will help your HSC and help you to study!
Do you like studying at home, but can't figure out what you should or shouldn't have on your desk? Discover how to create an epic HSC home study space!
Are you always refreshing Facebook? Browsing Twitter? Reblogging on Tumblr? Here is why and how a Social Media Detox will supercharge your HSC!
Michelle has exam notes but Tom has study notes. What is the difference? Which one is better? What will you choose for yours - exam notes or study notes?
Maybe I'll use 'Die Hard' as my related text for HSC English...or you could read this 3 step guide to finding kickass related texts for HSC English!
Should you memorise your essay, or improvise in the exam? We break down the pros and cons, and give you a verdict in the great HSC essay writing debate!
It’s 1 day until D-day. Your HSC Ecomimcs Exam exam. We’ve got you covered with 5 step plan for studying the night (and day) before your HSC Economics exam!
Having trouble understanding Discovery? So is everyone else! Wrap your head around the HSC Area of Study - Discovery in no time with this comprehensive guide.
Studying for the 2015 HSC Economics exam? We've got you covered with our annual HSC Economics exam question predictions to help focus and refine your study!
A week out from 2 Unit Maths and you're wondering how to study for it. We've done the hard work for you with the 7-Day HSC Study Plan for 2
Only have a week until your Ancient History HSC Exam? Writing and rewriting notes but with no end in sight? Let's make those 7 days count with the 7 Day
365 days to study 100 years worth of Modern History. Fear not, here's a 7-day study plan for studying for HSC Modern History so you can ace the exams!
Are you guilty of not studying for Legal Studies? Make your last week before your HSC exam your most productive one yet with this 7 Day Study Guide for Legal
HSC English Extension 1 is one of those tricky beasts. Do I write notes? Rewrite? Where do I find practice exams? We've got you covered on how to blitz it!
With less than a week before your HSC Standard & Advanced English Exams, here is a 7 Day Study Guide for acing HSC English exams!
With most libraries now catering for students to study, where is the best place for you to study for your exams? Library or home? Find out which one is best
Setting an ATAR can set your expectations for what you'll achieve in the HSC. Not sure what to expect? Here's how to use the reverse ATAR Calculator!
You've written your study notes, but you haven't updated them for a few... months. So how do you keep on top of your study notes? Maddy has exactly what you
Did you know that there are 7 distinct learning styles? Find out which ones you can use to boost the effectiveness of your study!
Run out of practice questions for HSC English Area of Study 'Discovery'? We've got you covered with 20 practice essay questions for you to get stuck into!
Struggling with HSC creative writing? We’ve developed the FREE ‘How to Get a Band 6 in HSC English Creative Writing Workshop’ so that you can ace the HSC exam!
With the HSC just around the corner Art of Smart is hosting FREE HSC Study Workshops to provide a clear plan of attack for the month before the exam based
Not feeling so great after your last set of exams? Don't worry, it's completely normal - but you could do with some help! Here's what you need to do to
Analysing HSC English texts isn't everyone's cup of tea. Luckily, it is mine. Here is the simple plain-English guide of what you need to properly analyse your related (and properly
Your exam starts at 9am, but you're still stuck in traffic at 8.45am? Here's what to do if you're running late to your HSC Exam!
Often what you have in mind for your dream career differs from that of your parents. Here's how you start the conversation and negotiate a practical middle ground with your
When you thought you couldn't hate BOSTES any more, they've given you a double exam day. Here's what you can do to make the most out of a bad situation!
'Staying fit' and 'studying' are probably not words you immediately think of together - maybe you're thinking of 'chocolate' and 'studying'. However, here's the 5 best apps to help you
Exercise isn't everyone's cup of tea, and getting into a routine can be difficult, especially during exam times. Luckily, we know how to get you started with these handy tips
When you're in it to win, you don't play the game - you stay ahead of it. Or in the case of the HSC, you stay ahead of your class.
The HSC is close, and receiving your HSC Timetable is even closer. Let's avoid panic, and start with preparing the best things that you can do once you receive your
You’re in an exam. You’ve revised all night. You read a question. Hey! You know that word! But... what was the answer you spent so long cramming last night? Here's
School holidays might be the time to get some well-deserved R&R - but here's how you can make your school term easier by getting ahead during the break with minimal
Contrary to popular belief, STUVAC doesn't mean 'student vacation', but 'study vacation'. Here's how you can make the most of HSC STUVAC using sharp techniques in the month leading up
Major works are a marathon like exams and assessments are a sprint, and like all marathons, requires training. Managing major works can be a major pain in the ass, but
We all procrastinate - but some of us procrastinate worse than others. If you're finding it difficult to put your head down and focus on studying, here are 3 proven
No-one gets it right the first time! In Creative Crash Course #9, we cover how and why editing and proofreading your HSC Creative Writing Piece will get you your Band
Teachers tend to use the word 'waffle' when you're going off-topic. In Crash Course Episode 8, we will cover how you can stop accidental 'waffling'!
We are our harshest critic, but it doesn't always do us favours. Here's to Making Negative Thinking into Positive Thinking!
Breaking up sucks, even more so when the HSC is right around the corner, and we all know it's not quite easy to just 'forget about them'. Here's how you
The final few hours before HSC exam are always stressful, especially when the chaos can start with packing your bag. Here's our practical tips to help you avoid HSC Exam
"Should I drive to my HSC Exams?" We've broken down the pros & cons of each to make the choice easier!
There are heaps of urban myths on how to find the best related text for year 12 English, but these quick tips will help you pick the text that's best
Creative writing comes in a lot of forms. In Crash Course Episode 7, we help you discover what narrative type could best suit your HSC Creative Writing!
Let's be honest, not everyone can write an epic like J.K. Rowling can, but at least we can try to get close. In Crash Course Episode 6, we help you
Every narrative needs a Voice and a Point of View. In Crash Course Episode 5, we help you develop these for your HSC Creative!
Need to develop the context and setting for your HSC Creative writing? Get your Band 6 with Art of Smart's step-by-step guide!
Every story needs characters. But what makes a good character from a bad? In Crash Course 2, we help you create a strong and memorable character for your Creative.
Struggling to come up with a great HSC creative writing idea? We've put together key questions and steps to help you develop a kickass idea here!
Not quite sure what HSC Discovery is or how to write about it for your HSC English creative writing story? Get your head around HSC discovery here!
Struggling to write your Year 12 HSC Creative Writing piece? Here's your step by step guide to writing a killer Band 6 creative writing story!
You've reached your 13th year of schooling and you've forgotten the basics of how to just chill and be healthy. Don't worry - we've got you covered with 3 easy
Your phone is an essential part of your life - why not make it handy for the HSC too? Here's some apps which can help you to stay organised and