This year, students start preparing for the Higher School Certificate, so it’s important your child settles into a good routine that balances study commitments and life outside of school.
Time management tips
Senior students need to be self-motivated. Here are useful links that will help your child stay focussed on their studies:
- Balancing commitments offers ways for your child to keep a balance between their studies, social life and family commitments.
- Part-time employment can be fulfilling but it is important that it doesn’t take priority over school commitments.
- Setting priorities and time management gives practical advice on how your child can manage their time effectively.
Preparing for the HSC
The subjects studied in Year 11 are preliminary subjects for HSC study and exams in Year 12.
Starting Year 11 offers advice on preparing for Year 11 and choosing subjects for the HSC.
Year 11 can be a challenging time for students. Your child’s year adviser and other staff are available to give support or students can make an appointment to see the school counsellor.
Our school careers adviser can help students make educational choices, define a career direction and prepare for future study and training.
The careers advisory services website also offers help in clarifying course choices, employment opportunities, career pathways or training options. See career development for students (also in community languages).
Helping Your Child Learn
Year 11 is known as the Preliminary year, and it is important that students get into a good study routine from day one.
Study and exams
Students can learn specific techniques for study and exam preparation and sharpen their written and oral skills.
HSC: all my own work
Advice on making sure HSC work is original and is properly referenced.
Past HSC exam papers
Completing past HSC exam papers can help your child prepare for the real exams at the end of the year.
HSC dates and events
Find out all of the key HSC dates and timetables for this year.