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is it a bad move to not take any science subjects for hsc? I was thinking of focusing more on subjects like business studies/eco. Can I still get an atar over 95? also how many hours do you guys study on weekdays and weekends and at what times?
 

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is it a bad move to not take any science subjects for hsc? I was thinking of focusing more on subjects like business studies/eco. Can I still get an atar over 95? also how many hours do you guys study on weekdays and weekends and at what times?
About 43% of hsc students don't study any science (including me) and many of them get great ATARs, including 95+.
 

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Helloo, does anyone want to be my study buddy? I'm sure motivation would do us both good

Criteria (sorry but you have to fit this criteria)

1. Attend a highschool in the top 20 (preferably selective)
2. Girl
3. Have Instagram (we'll chat on ig)


Thankss, byeeeee
 

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is it a bad move to not take any science subjects for hsc? I was thinking of focusing more on subjects like business studies/eco. Can I still get an atar over 95? also how many hours do you guys study on weekdays and weekends and at what times?
1. If you genuinely have an interest in science and wish to pursue it further after high school, then do it! It is not a bad move not to do any sciences.
2. You most certainly can get an ATAR over 95 with hard work, especially with subjects you enjoy; where you will be motivated to study and revise and not see it as a trek
3. Personally, I study and revise around 2 hours on the weekend, usually when I have time. On weekdays, I almost have no time to study or revise since I do so many extra-curriculars. At this point, you shouldn't worry about studying too much in this year instead rather relaxing and enjoying yourself before Preliminary and HSC starts. I would recommend studying for English, Math, Science (if you decide to do it in senior years) and any other subject you decide do or pursue after high school.
 

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Can anyone offer advice on how to study/improve on English?
I found that reading my peers' work who got good marks and trying out stuff that worked for them helped me improve a lot! Also take on feedback after each assessment and adjust study methods to see if different ones are more effective. Let me know if you need more help! :)
 

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Can anyone offer advice on how to study/improve on English?
i) Read Exempler essays (Ones getting band 6s)
ii) Hand in practice essays and incorporate teacher feedback.
iii) Try and use more "complex" language (e.g look at synonyms etc).
 

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Can anyone offer advice on how to study/improve on English?
Read past HSC papers and their answers, you can learn a thing or two from what the general answer should be. It helped me out, it should too to you.
 

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Does anyone have a soft copy textbook for year 9 science?
Might be able to borrow a soft copy/hardcopy from a library. Otherwise you may be able to buy one directly froma publisher or you could try contacting your school/seeing if former year 10s/9s have any for sale or are willing to give away from free. It is illegal to download copyright breaching material.
 

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Also welcome all to BOS! Feel free to introduce yourselves.
 

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