Breanna| Danebank Anglican School For Girls | ATAR: 97.95

“I found having a senior HSC marker to run the lecture was a massive help.  He knew the areas to...

I found having a senior HSC marker to run the lecture was a massive help.  He knew the areas to focus on in the course and pointed out the things students normally find difficult or get marked wrong – making us aware and preventing us from doing the same thing.  He was also able to give us hints as to how to maximise our marks.  On the day the lecturer went through difficult past HSC questions, focussing on longer response questions (6-8 marks) and explained how we can access all these marks in our answers. I found many of the questions we looked at I couldn’t originally complete or interpret on my own.  However, after the lecture, I was much more confident with attempting these difficult questions as I had a new structure to follow.   I also loved how the day didn’t focus on refreshing ourselves on theory (which we could do at home) but rather on explaining the harder concepts that we were struggling with and adapting/learning how to explain these in our answers to achieve maximum marks.   A good chemistry mark is crucial to a good ATAR and hence this day hugely aided to my successful outcome with the HSC.”