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A collection of resources for students
In addition to our in-Library curriculum support which includes text books, resources, study guides and core texts, Randwick City Library also offers a great selection of online resources to support your study.
Studiosity Click to Access
Need help with revision? Stuck on a question and not sure how to progress? Free online tutoring available for students in years 3 -12 in the following subjects: Maths, Science, English, Study Skills and Assignment Research. Their online study help service has a brand new feature just for essay and writing help providing 24/7 writing feedback. Students are able to upload a draft of their essay or writing assignment and receive expert feedback in less than 24 hours. Real-time online support is available Sunday to Friday 3pm - 10pm.
Need help with revision? Stuck on a question and not sure how to progress?
Beyond what Randwick City Library have in our physical and online collections, we've also gathered a great selection of links to resources and other sites to help you ace the HSC.
General Study Guides
CSU Study Guide
CSU HSC Study Guide offers you HSC resources including links to past exam papers, general information and study advice.
University of Sydney HSC guide and short courses
University of Sydney offers a free practical study guide to the HSC as well as numerous short courses to help you excel with your studies. Access the University of Sydney for HSC guides and short courses.
NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
NESA sets the core curriculum and syllabuses for Kindergarten to Year 12. You can access the NESA website to obtain past papers, HSC requirements and obtain information relating to your subjects, or access the NESA Syllabuses (Stage 6) A-Z directory.
Bored of Studies
Created by students, for students, Bored of Studies strives to provide current year 11 and year 12 students with all the resources and support they need to succeed during the 2 years that form the most important part of their education and subsequently, their future.
Exams and Study Stress
eHeadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends.
ReachOut.com provide a range of tips and tricks to alleviate exam and study stress.
After the HSC
Year 13 endeavours to find anything you need to know about jobs, studying, gap years, travelling, apprenticeships, money and discounts.
Economics and Business Studies
Austrade - The Government site provides information for students on trade issues. They also have a range of papers, speeches and articles on global issues and the benefits of trade.
Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) Companies - These databases provide information about listed companies as recorded in their reports. They also list documents each company has filed with ASIC, and instructions for obtaining copies, as well as information on delisted companies, registered financial professionals and more.
NLA - Australian Newspapers Online - Newspapers such as The Age, The Australian, The Advertiser, The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The West Australian, The Mercury and The Sunday Times. As well, Business Review Weekly, The Australian Financial Review, Business Sydney Online and the Western Australian Business News are found on this site.
HSC English Prescriptions 2019-2023 Alphabetical list of prescribed texts for the HSC 2019-23
Legal Information Access Centre - Find Legal answers is a free legal information service, managed by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) at the State Library. It provides you with access to easy to understand and current legal information.
Australian Bureau of Statistics - The official government statistic site provides a range of informative statistics and articles on health issues.
Australian Drug Foundation - They provide drug and alcohol information in many formats which is delivered in many ways through their information services. Working together to prevent drug problems.
Society and Culture
Ask Asia Website - Resource devoted to the Asian region, specifically designed for students and teachers.
Online Newspapers - Full text versions of hundreds of newspapers from around the world
State Library of NSW - Personal Interest Projects - Access award-winning digitised Personal Interest Projects (PIPS) for the HSC subject, Society and Culture. They show excellence in various areas related to the construction of the PIPs.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics - The official government statistic site provides a range of informative statistics and articles on social issues.
Studies of Religion
The Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities - Includes access to large indexes such as BHA and RILA. The Getty also has a museum homepage and an art education site. Searching can be frustrating at times due to slowness in downloading files.
Disclaimer: Randwick City Library Service does not warrant or accept any liability in relation to the quality or accuracy of the information on these websites.