Looking through and studying HSC Chemistry past papers often will reveal questions which are frequently asked. Learning to spot these common trends and having ‘perfect’ answers already up your sleeve is a great way to get on track to earn a band 6 in the chemistry HSC exam.
HSC Chemistry formula sheet – annotated
Where to find Past HSC papers
Here is an easy to access master list of the past papers and answers from NESA.
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|2019||HSC Exam||HSC Marking Guidelines|
|2018||HSC Exam||HSC Marking Guidelines|
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|2016||HSC Exam||HSC Marking Guidelines|
|2015||HSC Exam||HSC Marking Guidelines|
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2012 Sample Answers
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|2009||HSC Exam||2009 Marking Guidelines|
Why past papers are so good
Here are the thing I see so many HSC chemistry students get wrong. Year after year, students create study notes and make sure they retain all the equations, reactions, organic synthesis paths and concepts mentioned in the chemistry syllabus. But so often do they forget that the HSC exams don’t test what you know but how you can express what you know. The best way to improve your HSC marks is simple. Past papers. Here’s a comprehensive master list of past HSC chemistry papers and answers to help you improve your ability at expressing your knowledge and understanding of chemistry.