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Stress Less: The Exam Woes “What if I don’t get the marks I need? What if my life doesn’t turn out the way I have planned? What if I end up a failure?”. As exams approach, you begin to question yourself and the ove...
Study Tips
What Happens If You Get Caught Cheating During Your Exams? Cheating in exams has been around since exams have been around. It’s simple to see why; for every situation where there’s pressure to succeed, yet success involves long hours and hard work, there’s goin...
High School
Everything You Need To Know About Subject Scaling The ATAR is meant to be a rank, a measure of a student’s academic achievement in relation to the rest of Australia’s students that year, but it’s more commonly known as a numerical shit show fraught wit...
High School
How Accurate Are ATAR Calculators? First things first – it’s probably not accurate to call them ATAR calculators when they’re not doing so much calculating as they are estimating. I will concede that they are impressive pieces of technol...
High School
3 Tips For Surviving Year 12 From Someone Who’s Been There HSC students are often painted in one of two wildly dissimilar ways. You’re either a hard working bore who diligently flips through coffee-stained palm cards before bed, or you’re a bludger who lets socialisi...
High School
The HSC Is A Game, Here’s How To Play It In an education system that pits students against each other in a Hunger Games style academic game, with the winner coming out with the highest ATAR or final mark, sometimes you need all the help you can get. While I res...
High School
Is Year 12 Really That Hard? A lot of us spend our final year of high school in a state of constant stress. There’s panic, late nights, cramming and breakdowns. There’s the pressure of suddenly being expected to know what you’...
High School
How I Stopped Freaking Out About My Exams It was about three in the morning when I finally broke. I was on my fifth cup of instant coffee of the night and had already finished my emergency supply of study snacks. I was buried in a textbook, but only because all ...
High School
Mike Baird Slam Dunks His HSC Advice You did it! The first day of exams is over! You might’ve come out thinking “nice, totally smashed it!” or you might’ve come out thinking “shit.” Either way, while it’s only on...