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All I remember was shouting at the top of my lungs “MUM, DAD.” I scared the sh*t out of them I yelled so loud. They didn’t even know why I was so ecstatic.It took so long to sink in and to just say the words: “I did it. I don’t know how but I got a 99.95 ATAR”

ATAR 99.95
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🌃 What is the HSC?

Exactly how the mythical HSC works is a constant source of confusion for parents and students - sometimes even for those currently undertaking HSC subjects. Hopefully all of the following information - explained for you by a HSC survivor! - will clarify the key points of confusion.


The HSC works on a “units” system. Most classes are two units (English, Math, Chemistry etc), but extension subjects are only one unit (English Extension, Math Extension etc).

In year 11 you are required to take a minimum of 12 units (for most people this is 6 subjects).

In year 12 you are only required to take 10 units. Regardless of how many units you take, only the 10 best units will count towards your ATAR. Each unit is worth 50 marks and therefore for the standard 2 unit course you will receive a mark out of 100.

Internal and External Assessment:

For every course, regardless of the units, your final grade is made up of:

  • 50% internal marks
  • 50% the external exam

Except it’s slightly more complicated than that. Your internal marks are never given to NESA (The New South Wales Education Standards Authority). What gets entered is your rank within your cohort at your school.

These two systems are used to calculate your final ATAR which you receive at the end of Year 12.

The HSC system can be quite complex, and understanding what's going on can be very daunting for new students and parents. If you ever need some assistance with HSC studies or subject specific help, KIS Academics tutors have a thorough understanding of their subjects and can assist in understanding curriculum requirements. Our tutors are able to provide materials and teaching on how to prepare for HSC internal and external assessments. Learn about our HSC tutoring and book a free study skills consultation with a KIS Academics tutor.

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As a year 11 student doing ATAR, I was looking for a tutor that could help me with French. KIS Academics was incredibly helpful and fast at finding me someone who could assist me with my studies. My tutor Eliza Carey over the past few months has helped me so much not only in French but in biology and maths as well. I’m incredibly grateful for the effort and commitment she has put into helping me be more comfortable and less stressed about the subjects I was having difficulty with. It’s been nothing but an honour to be tutored by Eliza and I strongly recommend her as a tutor

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Christine Li




Hello! I'm Christine. I'm currently studying Biomedical Science at the University of Queensland, going into a Doctor of Medicine. I completed my HSC in NSW and graduated from James Ruse Agricultural High School.

When I was in the earlier years of high school, I struggled immensely with maths and couldn't quite understand chemistry either. I ended up achieving great marks, which proves that determination is key, followed by motivation and hard work. I believe that no concept is too hard to understand once it's broken down, and that anyone can achieve excellence if they put in the effort.

I understand that the key to smashing the HSC and doing well at school in general is mastering and doing many many questions. It's all about applying your knowledge and tailoring it to the question.

No question is too 'dumb' or 'silly' to ask! Asking questions is the best way to consolidate your knowledge and fill in any gaps.

Lessons are completely flexible and tailored around your needs and learning style. I like my lessons to be relaxed and easygoing - something to look forward to!

A bit about me: I am currently based in Brisbane, I love to cook, play guitar/flute, and I have a cute little poodle :).

Richard Bao




My name is Richard and I am currently studying a double degree in Commerce and Computer Science at UNSW.

After experiencing the mountain that is high school, I understand the difficulties of keeping up in class and school work. If you feel like you need an extra boost in math or science or are trying to achieve high marks, I can help you.

I believe that maths and science have always had a perception of being notoriously difficult to grasp for students. But from my experience, once you understand the most fundamental and basic concepts, it becomes fairly smooth-sailing. That’s why I focus on a fundamental and understanding-based approach rather than simply rote-learning concepts (believe me, that does not work). By sharing the understanding and passion that I gained, I aim to streamline schoolwork whilst also possibly allowing them to enjoy the subject as well!

I achieved an HSC All-Rounder which included subjects like:

Mathematics Extension 1 - 98

Mathematics Extension 2 - 97

Physics - 96

Chemistry - 98 (State Rank 13th in NSW. 100/100 in HSC Externals)

Outside school, I love to play basketball with friends and travel around great restaurants (especially ramen).

Emma Ashley




Hey Team!

My name is Emma and I am keen to get to know you and your study needs!

Throughout high school I was your typical perfectionist, I was never satisfied with doing just ok. I worked my butt off to get to where I am and found myself looking back at high school thinking “why didn’t they tell me [insert profound knowledge here] sooner!”

That’s where I want to help you! I want to make sure you don’t have to do the hard yards of searching for those magical ‘ah ha’ moments alone. Hopefully, I will be able to pass on the things I so painstakingly learnt whilst making sure you get your content down.

My lessons are catered to what you need and I am always here if you need to ask questions, get stuck on something or just want to rant about school! I was in your shoes not too long ago, so I get it and am here to help.

I am also the State Consultant for NSW here at KIS as well as a sales professional and the Events Manager for KIS. I keep myself super busy but I love being so involved with KIS because I truly believe in our mission to help students

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