Upper Hunter Year 12 students encouraged to attend HSC study camp in Scone, Aberdeen or Muswellbrook ahead of exams

STUDENTS across the Upper Hunter are working on their final preparations ahead of the 2017 Higher School Certificate (HSC).

While the final exams are fast approaching, it is not too late for pupils to get help with any tricky little things they may still be struggling with, or receive some helpful guidance.

The Upper Hunter Education Fund is hosting its second round of HSC study camps next week at Scone High School; St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen; and Muswellbrook High School.

All candidates for the 2017 Higher School Certificate are welcome to attend and be tutored by some of the previous year’s highest achievers in the state.

They will provide tips and assistance on exam technique, content and assistance with any problems students may have.

Committee member and chief organiser of the HSC Study Camps Alison Tilse said the tutors were the best of the best from last year’s HSC.

“We have sourced them from top universities and they all scored exceptional scores in their ATARs last year,” she said.

“Most of them achieved over 99.5 ATAR so these kids are really worth listening to when they talk about how they achieved what they did.

“Individual attention to your particular issues with anything you have will be available.”

The fund was established in 2008 to help young people from the Upper Hunter gain access to tertiary education.

It provides financial assistance packages, as well as hosting HSC tutoring camps twice a year.

Applications will open for financial assistance packages next month until late November.

For more information, or a form, visit www.upperhuntereducation.com.au

There is no charge for the HSC study camp days at Scone High School, on Monday, September 25; St Joseph’s, Aberdeen, on Tuesday, September 26; and Muswellbrook High School, on Wednesday, September 27.

Each day starts at 9.30am for registration, for a 10am start, continuing through until around 3pm.

Lunch is included and there is no cost to attend.

The program is made possible through Yancoal Australia (Coal & Allied) sponsorship.

“Students sitting the HSC at any school can attend on any or all days for the camps,” fund committee member and study camp co-organiser Meredith Bowman said.

“The more we have, the more productive the days are.”