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    Our BoS trial exams will be held on:
    ● 4th October (Maths Ext2)
    ● 4th October (Maths Ext1)
    ● 5th October (Chemistry)
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BoS trials Maths and Chemistry 2022 (1 Viewer)


Feb 16, 2005
Want some valuable exposure to harder questions for the HSC exam?

Want to do a practice paper under simulated exam conditions in preparation for your HSC?

Know anyone at school who is a gun at HSC maths and/or HSC chemistry?

It is that time of year again! This year, Bored of Studies will be holding trial exams for:

Mathematics Extension 1
Mathematics Extension 2

These are aimed at students seeking a challenging paper that will push their limits on how well they really know their stuff. The exams have been designed by our team maintaining a high standard of challenging questions, whilst still remaining within the bounds of the HSC syllabus.

They will interest you, challenge you and show you different ways of thinking for certain topics (which will be very handy for the actual HSC exam!). Students who have taken these trial exams in previous years can attest to this. Also, this will be one of your last chances to practice a full exam as close to HSC exam conditions as possible.

Note: These are not your average trial papers. These papers are skewed towards the more challenging questions (i.e. without most of the boring/repetitive easy stuff in a typical trial paper). Students who may be worried about losing motivation after attempting the paper are reminded that this is NOT intended to be an accurate reflection of the difficulty of the HSC.

Time of the exams
The below times are the scheduled exam times (including reading time). It is recommended that you arrive at least 10 minutes prior.
Mathematics Extension 2
Tuesday 4th of October
9:50am - 1:00pm

Mathematics Extension 1
Tuesday 4th of October

2:30pm - 4:40pm
Wednesday 5th of October

1.30pm - 4.35pm

Place of the exams
All exams will take place at the Sydney Centre of Mathematics in Paramatta, which is only a 5 minute walk from Parramatta station.
Sydney Centre of Mathematics
Level 3/2 Wentworth St
Parramatta NSW 2150

Target audience
It is highly recommended that students attempting the papers are sitting in the band 6 or band E4 range (or at least aiming for that). The exams will very thoroughly assess your understanding of different topics, but more importantly your ability to apply this to solving problems under exam conditions.

What to bring
The usual materials allowed for the HSC exams, including pen and calculator. Exam writing booklets will be provided on the day, where applicable. You are also highly encouraged to wear a mask to help reduce the risk of any COVID-19 transmission.

We kindly ask that you each donate just $10 (cash only) to partially cover our printing costs. If you are doing multiple papers you only need to pay once. The rest comes out of our own pockets. Contrary to what you might hear, we are actually NOT paid to put the time and resources into designing the paper and marking your responses. It is purely out of our passion to offer you guys something unique and valuable for your studies.

How to register
Please send me a private message (here or click on "Start a new conversation" on my profile) stating the following for each attendee:
• Username
• Name
• School
• Which exam(s) you will be sitting (Maths Ext1, Maths Ext2, Chemistry)
• How you first found out about this event
You must have a Bored of Studies account to register. If you do not have an account, I encourage you to make one (it's free!).

Please ensure that you keep an eye on this thread for any key updates and releases of the exam paper, solutions and marks.

If you wish to invite some friends (which I encourage provided they fit the recommended target audience described above), you may register on their behalf by providing their details as well. If you know anybody who is ‘beast’ at Mathematics and/or Chemistry, I ask that you link them to this page. We want to put the best people in the state up against each other for this exam. Consider it a challenge from us.

Note that we do have a registration cap of 50 people for each exam, so get in quick!

Once you have registered, you will receive a student number to confirm your registration. Keep this student number with you for each exam. You can use it to track your results when I put the marks online (only the student number and marks will be shown). You are only registered when I have replied with your student number. Please be patient as it takes time for me to get through all the registrations.

Past exams and solutions

For Maths, we do have past papers since 2012 to give you an idea of what to expect. Keep in the mind that whilst the new syllabus was in place since 2020, the majority of the questions in those past papers are still relevant to the current syllabus.

For Chemistry, we have past papers for 2020 and 2021. Please note that official solutions were not written for the 2021 paper.

Feel free to use them as preparation for this year's paper or just practice in general.


Mathematics Advanced (2013-2015 only)

Mathematics Extension 1

Mathematics Extension 2

Look forward to seeing you there! :)

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