How to choose your HSC subjects successfully

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The HSC’s is considered to a window of opportunities, if used wisely that is. It gives students the chance to shine and prepare themselves to pursue the careers of their dreams. With HSC tutors well versed in their own subjects, it’s a great opportunity for students to set their future up nicely by choosing their own subjects. However, what is the right approach to choosing the right HSC subject?

Chat with a HSC tutor / teacher

When students are first presented with their options, it might be a bit confusing with many different avenues waiting to be explored. However, a lot of the mist can be cleared by just having a simple chat with a HSC tutor. HSC tutors are going to know their subjects inside out and will be able to tell a student what will be covered in the subject and what the different types of assessment are. On top of that, a HSC tutor will know what options are available to students once they finish studying that subject and what careers someone could pursue if they take that course on. If students do have doubts about a subject, they can get some advice from a HSC tutor and make the right subject for their future.

Look at potential careers

The HSC’s provide a gateway for students to identify what career they want to pursue in the future. After all, some subjects are basic requirements that are needed to go on to open up further avenues at college and universities and beyond. For example, anyone looking to pursue a career in medicine will need to choose at least one science subject such as biology or chemistry. As a HSC tutor has probably pursued similar options in the past, students can perhaps get guidance from them as they look to make choices which will let them chase their goals. If someone is looking to perhaps go into a corporate environment or even run their own firm, then they can perhaps look to take subjects such as business to get a idea of basic principles which can help run a company in the future.

Work to what’s interesting

Every student is going to have different dreams and aspirations about their future. To make these dreams a reality, it’s always worth choosing the subjects which will help them achieve their goals for the future and get a good place at university. However, there’s more to it than just preparing for any long term goals. A HSC tutor will likely suggest choosing a subject that’s interesting will help improve the student’s willingness to learn and do well in that subject. It will help students stay motivated throughout the entire course and then achieve good results in the final assessments. On top of that, it will help create a positive mindset for students who can use lessons and appointments with their HSC tutor to get the most out of their chosen subject. In the end, this will help each student perform strongly throughout the year and get the most out of their HSC’s.


Do not choose subjects simply because they scale well. Refer to our HSC Scaling for more information to when scaling can actually works for you.

Please refer to the following subjects’ links to find out more about some of the widely picked subjects and career path they assist you in taking.

Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics Ext.1, Mathematics Ext.2, Chemistry, Biology, Economics & Business