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Students: The HSC Exam Period

Students… it’s crunch time! The HSC is upon us and now you’ll need all the motivation you have to make…

Introducing InspirED

We are excited to announce that we’ve changed our name! HSC in the Holidays is now InspirED, and the same…

HSC Parents: How To Help Your Child Start Year 11 or 12

Having kids in Year 11 and 12 can be tricky business. It’s a time when your kids are discovering their…

Starting the year successfully – 4 tips

As the beginning of the school year dawns, it’s time to turn our attention back to school/work! Here are 4…

HSC Guide: How to Make the Most of Summer

School is finished for the year – congrats! Making it to the end of your first term of the HSC…

Top 5 Tips Post HSC

  Congrats on finishing your exams! Now that exams are over, here are 5 tips on how to best spend…

Parents: Help Your Child Study Effectively!

Parents…. it’s crunch time! The HSC final exams are upon us, and you’ve done all you can to support your…

Healthy Study Snacks: easy to prep, easier to eat

Hands up who else snacks on junk food during exam periods? (If your hand isn’t up, you’re lying!) We know…

Post Trial Advice – Students

WHAT TO DO AFTER TRIALS Most of you would have just finished your trials or will be finishing them in…

HSC Parents in the Post-Trial Period!

Your child has just completed their Trial exams! Congratulations! You’re over the halfway hump! So, what’s next? After Trials, your…

Maintaining Motivation post-Trials

Congratulations! Your trial exams are over…. What a relief! But don’t stop just yet. From our 25+ years of experience…

HSC Parents in the Pre-Trials period

So, your child is in the middle of their HSC year… It’s coming up to Trials now and they’re probably…

HSC Parents and Mental Health – increasing support

After five previous blog posts written especially for HSC parents, we have come to the last blog post for this…

HSC Parents and Resilience – improving communication

In the previous blog post for parents, we looked at the way that we can encourage a growth mind-set by…

HSC Parents and the Brain – fostering a growth mindset

In this ongoing series of blog posts for HSC Parents, we are looking at the many different ways that you…

HSC Parents and Physical Well-being – The Basics

In the third of this ongoing series of blog posts for HSC Parents, we will continue to discuss strategies you…

HSC Parents and Nutrition – The Essentials

In the second of this series of blog posts for parents, we are continuing to discuss the strategies you can…

HSC Students and Sleep – What you need to know

In this series of blog posts across the next two months, we will discuss the many different ways that you…

How To Prepare for HSC Assessment Tasks

Your HSC year is a battlefield. You get past one obstacle, and there’s another two or three waiting for you!…

How to use your Half-Yearly Results to improve!

Now that the Half-Yearly Exams are done and dusted, you should now have received all of your papers back with…

POST TRIALS STUDY…WHAT TO DO

So…you’ve finished trials! Your late nights and cramming sessions have been replaced with free time and a whole lot of…

How to ace “After the Bomb”

“After the Bomb” is one of the most widely studied topics for Extension I English, and requires a significant deviation…

Tips and Tricks to Succeed in Chemistry!

Chemistry has been regarded as one of the most difficult subjects in the HSC, due to the amount of content…

ACE THE HSC SEMINAR NOTES

We’re so thrilled with the amazing response we had to our live stream on Facebook and our website of our…

How to do well in Business Studies

HSC Business Studies is often known as the subject that’s relatively easy to understand but students can get overwhelmed with…

HOW TO SUCCEED IN HSC MODERN HISTORY WW1

Although students tend to stress about the options essays, WWI is actually one of the most important parts of the…

HEALTHY STUDY SNACKS

Snacking on junk food during exam periods. We know its bad, we know it isn’t gonna make us feel better…but we still do it. Never fear, HSC in the Holidays has your guide to some of the tastiest snack foods…what won’t make you feel guilty afterwards! Popcorn is a great alternative for chips. You can mix it up in some paprika, salt, even siracha, whatever fancies you. It’s cheap, easy and a lot better for you than those greasy potato chips we all know of. Nuts are a quick and easy option for some healthy fats and proteins! With so many varieties and health benefits, they’re a no-brainer as a snack food. As the old saying says, an apple day keeps the doctor away! Fruit is a great, easy and versatile with there’s endless options on how to have it…frozen, chopped, blended…it’s the foolproof snack that you can eat essentially anywhere.

CREATIVE WRITING IN THE HSC EXAM

For many students, creative writing can be the most daunting and difficult element of an English exam. A large number…

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MATHS MARKS!

Mathematics is often viewed as one of the most difficult fields of study that one can undertake during the HSC,…

THE C.O.G.S OF SUCCESS IN THE HSC #2

Today, we’re going to be going back and discussing the COGS of success again. As we mentioned previously, they’re essential…

THE C.O.G.S OF SUCCESS IN THE HSC #1

One of the most essential things we teach in our famed “Ace the HSC” seminars is the COGS of success…

Study Techniques for Different Learning Styles

Learning effectively is one of the essential skills you’ll need for the HSC. There’s so much content and so little…