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HSC English Resources – MegaGuide

By ATAR Notes - HSC in HSC
12th of March 2021
How to study for HSC English Advanced and HSC English Standard - ATAR Notes - Year 12 Resources

In this resource megaguide, we’ve listed a whole heap of resources you might find useful in your HSC English revision – for both HSC English Advanced and HSC English Standard. 💯

If you’re keen to subscribe to our regular HSC newsletter and stay on top of all of our HSC resources, your best bet is to make an ATAR Notes account:





A great place to start for HSC study is our range of free notes! Generously uploaded by those who have come before you, these notes are by students, for students.

For HSC English Advanced notes specifically, go here. For HSC English Standard notes specifically, go here. Note that you will need to be logged in to your ATAR Notes account to download the notes – otherwise you’ll just be met with a blank screen!

When the time comes, it would be amazing if you could upload your own notes, too – even through the year!



Also uploaded to our free notes section are all of our HSC English lecture slides from previous free lectures. These lectures are specifically designed to not only provide an overview of the course material, but also give tips and tricks from a recent graduate high-achiever.

To download the English Advanced lecture slides, go here. To download the English Standard lecture slides, go here. And remember, you need to be logged in!



If you’re keen on study videos, you’re in luck! We also have a series of excellent revision videos on concepts you can brush up on. Here’s the very first video in the series:

But you can find the full series – plus videos for lots of other HSC subjects – on our free videos page. If you like, you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you’re the first to know about new videos – we’re uploading new content all the time!



We have a dedicated section on the ATAR Notes Forums for HSC English discussion – both for HSC English Advanced and HSC English Standard – where you can get help for any content or questions you’re struggling with. Free help from current and past students – we really recommend using this as much as you can!

Join the community, get involved, and see your marks improve. 📈  The forum also has a heap of useful content guides and discussions, such as (note that some may be from previous syllabuses):

 HSC English Advanced questions thread
 HSC English Standard questions thread
 HSC English Advanced resources thread
 HSC English Standard resources thread
 HSC English (Common Module)
 HSC Marking and Feedback


We’re always publishing new HSC articles for you to sink your teeth into. Here are some of our favourite HSC English-related articles from time gone by (note that some may be from previous syllabuses):

→ Improving your HSC English essay from the 17 range to the 19-20 range
→ How to LOVE your English texts (not hate them)
→ Advanced vs. Extension English
→ Things I’ve learnt from Extension 2 English
→ English essay writing (for the not English-savvy)
→ HSC English: the keys you need to make your study successful
→ HSC revision videos: English
→ Is English Extension 2 for you?
→ Trials checklist – English
→ Cramming for English: save your mark in 48 hours
→ One week until English
→ Simple ways to improve in HSC English Extension 1
→ Using big words: a trickster’s guide to English
→ Dealing with English (for maths students)
→ Memorising English essays!
→ Advanced English: 5 common mistakes!
→ Your essay is a lot like cordial – seriously!
→ Memorising essays might not be the best idea
→ Improving your vocabulary – a beginner’s guide


We recommend checking out our HSC study guides for a range of subjects, but particularly for HSC English if you’re looking for a helping hand!

Our HSC English Advanced Course Notes and HSC English Standard Course Notes contain everything you need to know for your assessment tasks and exams, written from the perspective of a past high-achieving student.

With a summary of key concepts, and clear explanations of every section of the syllabus, this book focuses on clarifying your understanding of all the examinable material, so you can focus on maximising your marks.

You might also benefit from our huge range of ATAR Notes Text Guides, including: a summary and analysis of the entire text; insightful dissections of the characters, key themes, and structural features; a comprehensive quote bank; exemplary sample essays with commentary; highlighted vocabulary words; and other valuable advice from a former student.



Learn from ATAR experts as part of our HSC tutoring program, TuteSmart – the best online HSC tutoring.






We hear you! We’ll be offering heaps of new (and varied – very exciting!) HSC English resources, and we’d love for you to be the first to know. If you haven’t already, the first step is simply to make an ATAR Notes account. 😍

How to study for HSC English Advanced and HSC English Standard - ATAR Notes - Year 12 Resources