HSC Resources

Looking for some help with your HSC study? We provide a variety of free services to help students and study support persons with their HSC journey.

HSC Success Workshops

Throughout the year Lake Mac Libraries host a series of HSC Success workshops at Charlestown Library. These workshops focus on ensuring students, parents and study support persons understand Stage 6 (Year 11 and 12) expectations and how to meet them. Bookings are essential and can be made online, by phone or in person prior to the event.

HSC Resources

Lake Mac Libraries provides a variety of free HSC resources online and in our branches including:

Issues in Society and Excel Study Guides

Available for a two week loan, these guides are a fantastic resource to help you prepare for your HSC exams.

The Issues in Society series is a thoroughly researched compilation of the latest news, facts, opinions and statistics from a huge range of primary and secondary sources.

Excel Study Guides offer a comprehensive review of a variety of high school subjects, including Maths, English and Science. Written by experienced educators to support the Australian Curriculum, these easy-to-follow workbooks support at-home study with graded questions and in-depth topic reviews.

Infocus Documents

Available at Charlestown Library, Infocus links students studying for the HSC with information from the State Library of New South Wales. It provides documents specially chosen for their relevance to HSC topics, texts and issues. They are drawn from Australian and international sources and often hard to locate without visiting the State Library of New South Wales. A full list of topics and Infocus articles are available at Charlestown Library. Due to their popularity, Infocus documents are not for loan.

Personal Interest Projects (PIPs)

Come into Charlestown Library to view over 50 examples of leading past papers collated by the State Library. Excerpts of these award winning Personal Interest Projects have been digitised by the State Library of NSW, to show excellence in various areas related to the construction of the PIPs. Due to their popularity, PIPs are not for loan.

Online resources and useful links