Examination Papers

Once you have covered all of the content of HSC Chemistry in class and at home, one of the most effective ways to study is to sit past papers. Try to do entire past HSC or trial papers in one sitting, allowing yourself the same amount of time that you will receive in the actual examination.

Actual HSC Examination Papers
Please note that from 2010 onwards, there are 5 more multiple choice questions than in previous years (20 instead of 15), and there are 5 less marks in the core extended response section (55 instead of 60). See the sample examination cover. Also note that the new HSC began in 2001, and papers from 1995-2000 are therefore not indicative of expected examination content.

Year      Paper
Marking Notes
Standards Package
2015 Available Available Sample Answers and Marking Guidelines
2014 Available Available Sample Answers and Marking Guidelines
2013 Available Available Sample Answers and Marking Guidelines
2012 Available Available Sample Answers
Marking Guidelines
2011 Available Available Sample Answers
Marking Guidelines
2010 Available Available Sample Answers
Marking Guidelines
2009 Available Available Sample Answers
Marking Guidelines
2008 Available Available Not available
2007 Available Available Not available
2006 Available Available Not available
2005 Available Available Not available
2004 Available Available Not available
2003 Available Available Not available
2002 Available Available Available
2001 Available Available Available
2000 Available Available Not available
1999 Available Available Not available
1998 Available Available Not available
1997 Available Available Not available
1996 Available Available Not available
1995 Available Available Not available


Official Examination Data Sheet


Trial HSC Examination Papers

Year
School/Organisation
Paper
Solutions
Host
2008 CSSA Available Available Bored of Studies
2006 CSSA Available Included with paper Bored of Studies
2004 CCSA Not Available Not Available Bored of Studies
2003 CCSA Available Not Available Bored of Studies
2002 CCSA Available Available Bored of Studies
2001 CCSA Not available Not available Google Sites
2003 James Ruse Ag. HS Available Available kewpid.net
2002 James Ruse Ag. HS Available Available kewpid.net
2002 Catholic Schools Industrial Chemistry Option Available Not available Bored of Studies
2001 Independent Schools Available Included with paper Bored of Studies

 



Other Examination Questions/Quizzes (by Module)

Year Module
Solutions
Source (Host)
N/A Production of Materials Included with questions Northmead High School
N/A The Acidic Environment Included with questions Northmead High School
N/A Chemical Monitoring and Management Included with questions Northmead High School
N/A Production of Materials Included with questions kewpid.net
N/A Chemical Monitoring and Management Included with questions kewpid.net
N/A Shipwrecks and Salvage Included with questions kewpid.net
N/A Production of Materials Not available Blakehurst High School (Bored of Studies)
2002 Production of Materials  Not available James Ruse Ag. HS (Bored of Studies)
2005 Chemical Monitoring and Management Not available Fort Street High / Dreamerish (Bored of Studies)
2005 Production of Materials primarily (mid-year) Not Available St John Bosco College (Bored of Studies)