HSC Modern History Past Papers

Navigating the NESA website to find past papers can be a major pain, so here’s a quick and easy list of HSC Modern History Past Papers!

These HSC Modern History past papers are from the old syllabus, meaning from 2019 the HSC Modern History Exam will look different.

However, this doesn’t mean they aren’t still useful! 

Instead of a WWI short answer questions, exams from 2019 will examine the new core study, ‘Power and Authority in the Modern World.’ This is examined through source based short answers worth 25 marks.

You can check out our brand new set of practice questions for the new Core Study: Power and Authority here!

You may notice the Historical Personality Study in the papers listed below, however, in the new syllabus, this has been replaced with Change in the Modern World.

This will be assessed in your exam through a short answer section, with 3 or 4 questions. There will be one question between 10-15 marks, and the section is worth a total of 25 marks.

Take a sneak peek at what the new HSC Modern History exam will look like from 2019 onwards in the NESA sample paper, here.

The National Study and Study in Peace and Conflict have remained the same, so the following Modern History past papers are great to find practice questions for these topics!

HSC Modern History Past Papers

HSC Modern History Exam PaperHSC Modern History Marking Guidelines
2019 Exam PaperN/A
2018 Exam Paper 2018 Marking Guidelines
2017 Exam Paper 2017 Marking Guidelines
2016 Exam Paper 2016 Marking Guidelines
2015 Exam Paper 2015 Marking Guidelines
2014 Exam Paper 2014 Marking Guidelines
2013 Exam Paper2013 Marking Guidelines
2012 Exam Paper 2012 Marking Guidelines
2011 Exam Paper 2011 Marking Guidelines
2010 Exam Paper 2010 Marking Guidelines
2009 Exam Paper 2009 Marking Guidelines

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Maddison Leach completed her HSC in 2014, achieving an ATAR of 98.00 and Band 6 in all her subjects. 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. She’s currently studying a Bachelor of Design at the University of Technology Sydney and spends most of her time trying not to get caught sketching people on trains.