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This list of HSC Chemistry past papers will give you a jumping-off point for your study. Doing past papers is an excellent way to find gaps in your knowledge and become familiar with the style of questions asked in the HSC Chemistry exam.

HSC Chemistry Past Papers

YearHSC Chemistry Exam PaperHSC Chemistry Marking Guidelines
2021HSC ExamHSC Marking Guidelines
2020HSC ExamHSC Marking Guidelines
2019 HSC ExamHSC Marking Guidelines
2018HSC ExamHSC Marking Guidelines
2017HSC ExamHSC Marking Guidelines
2016HSC ExamHSC Marking Guidelines
2015HSC ExamHSC Marking Guidelines
2014HSC ExamMarking Guidelines
2013HSC ExamMarking Guidelines
2012HSC ExamMarking Guidelines
2012 Sample Answers
2011HSC ExamMarking Guidelines
2010HSC ExamMarking Guidelines
2009HSC Exam2009 Marking Guidelines

How to Use the Past Papers

When you are first starting out, simply having a look at the past papers and familiarising yourself with the style of questions and time frames given can help you get a better understanding of what lies ahead of you. This can take away the fear of the exam itself and better prepare you for the types of questions you will be asked.

As the course goes on and you have covered most of the topics in the syllabus you may want to set aside study time to attempt a past paper and highlight any questions you do not know the answer to. Do not be alarmed if there is still questions you don’t know the answer to, that is exactly why doing a past paper is so useful. Your highlighted question can become a list of topics to study. From here you can revise your notes, look up related chapters in your text book, ask your teacher or book in with an HSC chemistry tutor to help fill these gaps in your knowledge and get you up to speed.

In the lead up to the exams, doing regular practice papers can help you make sure you are confident with all of the topics covered and help get you practiced at completing the exam efficiently. At this stage simulating exam conditions as much as possible, such as setting timer, and not stopping to have a snack or take a break, can help you prepare for situations like:

  • what to do if you don’t know an answer
  • how to keep track of the time so you can complete all of the questions
  • reducing panic and staying calm under pressure

If you still have questions this stage, asking your teacher or talking to an HSC Chemistry tutor is a good idea

So get practising and good luck!

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Master Coaching offers one on one tutoring for HSC Chemistry. We are located in Hurstville Sydney, and also offer online tutoring to students across NSW.

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