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Library Programs

HSC resources

Get ahead of the HSC now!

City of Parramatta Libraries provides a range of resources to assist students with their HSC studies.

Learn how to approach Year 12 assessment tasks and exam questions, so you are prepared to start your HSC year on the front foot and maximise every mark.

Students have access to a well-resourced HSC Collection that covers a range of subjects, including English, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, History, Ancient History, Business, Commerce, Economics, Religion, Computer Studies, Legal Studies, Study Guides, past HSC questions and answers, exam workbooks and more.

The library also provides HSC academic databases and e-resources, which can be accessed with your Library card.

HSC Study Resources
  • The site contains practical information, tips and advice for HSC students from curriculum inspectors, experienced teachers and high achieving students.

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  • Higher School Certificate exam papers, with marking guidelines and HSC marking feedback, are available for each course and includes a Multiple Choice Quiz area.

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  • Resources to stay healthy, stay active and keep connected during the HSC.

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  • Western Sydney University are hosting free online HSC Study Sessions. Covering 14 subjects including, Advanced and Standard English, Chemistry, Economics, Advanced and Standard Maths, Geography, Business Studies, Biology, PDHPE, Legal Studies, Community and Family Studies, Modern History and Physics.

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  • Video to help students create a plan for HSC preparation.

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  • Provides exam preparation resources in an accessible format.

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  • Curated free HSC resources on a number of subjects including Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Investigating Science & Physics.

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  • A collection of online videos explaining concepts and topics of Maths, Physics and Chemistry for years 11-12 with free question booklets to work through.

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  • Held via Zoom, on Thursday 23 September,  you will pick up tips for exams and have your burning questions answered by expert teachers across English (Standard, Advanced, and Extension), History (Ancient, Modern and Extension) and Society and Culture.

    This jam-packed day of HSC exam help will be structured so you can drop-in to sessions throughout the day.


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Studiosity - free online tutoring

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Study help anytime, anywhere!

Online homework help aimed at students from Year 11 and Year 12, and Job seekers

Students connect in an online chat session with a qualified tutor who provides homework and assignment help and tutoring.

Job skills help is also available for job searchers, including CV feedback, job application tips, business writing and online job searching skills.

Use your library card number and PIN to log in.


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City of Parramatta Libraries subscribes to a wide selection of useful online resources on your behalf, giving you access to thousands journals, articles and images on a wide range of topics.


Our online ePlatform library has a huge collection of Issues in Society books available to download, as well as print versions located at the beginning of the of The HSC Collection.

The Issues in Society series is a great collection of topical books that looks at the many different issues affecting Australian society today.

City of Parramatta Libraries HSC collection

Watch the HSC collection video for an introduction and overview of the collection held by City of Parramatta Libraries.

The video includes a demonstration of subject and module resources and how to access these.

Web resources

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ATAR Notes

ATAR Notes offers free notes, lectures, videos, forum and more to help HSC students written for students by students.

Bored of Studies

Created by students, for students, Bored of Studies strives to provide current year 12 and year 11 students with all the resources and support they need to succeed during the two years that form the most important part of their education and subsequently, their futures.
Bored of Studies website has a large range of free resources for every subject and contains posts for a large range topics from managing exam stress to subject selection. The website has a whole host of practice papers, example essays, course notes and much more.

HSC Hub 

The HSC hub contains high-quality, on-demand resources that teachers can provide to their students to help them prepare for their exams.

Aligned to NSW syllabuses, the hub is a carefully curated central repository for items created by the NSW Department of Education, including Aurora College and WooTube.

New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA), previously known as Board of Studies and BOSTES.

Learn more about the New South Wales Education Standards Authority.

Pinterest – City of Parramatta Libraries

Explore our HSC Board for study tips, new resources, essay writing hints and more!


Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of partner organisations around Australia.
Search Trove to explore amazing collections from Australian libraries, universities, museums, galleries and archives.
It’s free and available online all day, every day. 


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Library podcasts

On our Parra Pods podcast, check out two great podcasts on HSC hacks and HSC resources.

Pick up some expert tips from Mohan Dhall Educator and CEO of the Australian Tutoring Association.  

ATAR Notes - podcasts

ATAR Notes one of our most popular resources here at the library, has their own ATAR Notes podcast.

Check it out for some expert tips!

Health and wellbeing

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Taking care of your mental health during the stressful HSC time is just as important as your study time.

Resources to stay healthy, stay active and keep connected during the HSC. Some sound advice on how to look after yourself while dealing with changes and challenges.

State Library of NSW

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The State Library has a new HSC 2021 web page which brings together the key information students and teachers need for the HSC journey.  


Find links to research guides for Society & Culture, English, History (Modern and Ancient) and Legal Studies. As well as smart research for HSC students webinars now accessible to view online.   


The teachers page has links to booking inquiry forms for onsite and online HSC Introduction to resources workshops for their students.

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