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HSC English Standard Cheatsheets

You've found it! Here are the English Standard Cheatsheets that will help guide you through your English Standard endeavours.

Not entirely sure what your English Standard texts are about? That’s ok — we know and we’ve summarised the most important things you need to know into our English Standard Cheatsheets.


English Standard Cheatsheets

In these English Standard Cheatsheets, we explain the context of the text, what actually happens in the text, what themes you should be writing about and what an exemplar response looks like.


Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

To learn more about the Common Module for English Standard, read Part 1 of our Year 12 English Standard Study Guide.


Module A: Language, Identity and Culture

Find out what HSC markers actually want you to discuss for English Standard Module A in Part 2 of our Year 12 English Standard Study Guide.


Module B: Close Study of Literature

Need help understanding Module B for English Standard? Read Part 3 of our Year 12 English Standard Study Guide.


Module C: The Craft of Writing

To learn more about Module C for English Standard, read Part 4 of our Year 12 English Standard Study Guide.


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Looking through past English Standard HSC papers?

Doing past papers is the best way for you to learn how to write, even in high pressure exam conditions. Our HSC English experts have put together sample responses and guidelines, so that you can see what is expected for a top band mark.


2021 HSC English Standard Exam Sample Answers/Guidelines


2020 HSC English Standard Exam Sample Answers/Guidelines


For more practice, check out this free English Standard Practice HSC Paper 1.

Written by Matrix English Team

The Matrix English Team are tutors and teachers with a passion for English and a dedication to seeing Matrix Students achieving their academic goals.


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