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Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Tree Niu Bee Pty. Ltd.; 2020 ed. edition (1 April 2020)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0648563340

ISBN-13: 978-0648563341

Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.8 x 21 cm


Catch Up With Top Achievers: 2020 HSC and Beyond is a collection of articles written by the best performing HSC students in the State - HSC State Rankers. In our study guide, each author outlines their unique and results-driven study strategies. They also provide specific advice towards succeeding in their area of expertise. The practical study methods presented in this book are by no means conventional. Instead, they reflect the reality of what it is to be a student in 2020, and how to best succeed in the HSC whilst still maintaining a sense of balance.
In it, we answer many key questions faced by students and parents, such as:

WHAT were their strategies for success?
HOW did they cope with the stress?
WHY did they work so hard?

Everything in this book is up to date with the NEW NESA HSC Syllabus. We have also added a Subject Cheat Sheet at the end of each chapter.
Many of these students were not top achievers before Year 12, and do not represent an unattainable level of work ethic or intelligence.



This year's contributors include:

Jesse Caminer – 1st in NSW  for English Advanced and Extension Two

Adam Gottschalk – 1st in NSW for Biology

Lachlan Tran – 1st in NSW for Geography 

Emma Scroope – 1st in NSW for PDHPE

Finn Vercoe and  – 1st in NSW for Standard Mathematics

Wenquan Lu - 1st for physics

Zair Ahmed – 2nd in NSW for Legal Studies

Adam Robey – 2nd in NSW for Engineering Studies

Seohyeong Lim – 3rd in NSW for Modern History

Patrick Nah – 3rd in NSW for Economics 

Sophie Howard – 4th in NSW  for Ancient History 

Nicholas Fakira – 4th in NSW for Science Extension

Tallulah-Rose Adams - 4th in NSW for Standard Mathematics

Lara Hather – 5th in NSW for Society and Culture

Julia Lo Russo and Christopher Farag – 5th and 6th in NSW for Studies of Religion

John Wang – 8th in NSW for Economics 

Daniel Monteiro - 8th in NSW for Physics

Matthew Drielsma – 9th in NSW for Earth and Environmental Science

Sarah Kanuk  - IB Top Achiever, Cornell University. 

Catch Up With Top Achievers: 2020 HSC and Beyond


    Great book on top performers


    Debo - Verified reviewer from Booktopia

    Overall, I really liked the book, underlined the various strategies on what the top performers did to master each subject and will use the same when helping my daughter with her school lessons.
    Please find a summary of the pros and cons (which is solely my opinion only)

    Pros for this book
    + Great content
    + In depth discussion for each subject
    + Lots of practical tips to masters of these subjects
    + Must read for any HSC aspirant, but also good for students in their senior school areas
    + Great editing done by the young authors

    Cons for this book
    - None
    - However, I would recommend a cheat-sheet for each subject could be glanced in one go for easy revision

    Very helpful for high school students


    Tree Fang - Verified reviewer from Booktopia

    First Hand high school students study guide shared by bright young peoples freshly graduated from high school. Easy to follow and full of inspiration. I love the book.

    Extremely Helpful, with a great amount of detail


    ADAMMBQ - Verified reviewer from Booktopia

    As a parent, I loved it. It contains so many useful and personalised tips for studying. My children are in high school and they loved it too because it so relatable to them!

    Media Coverage


    'Delete your apps': How to blitz the HSC, by those who did

    Jordan Baker - The Sydney Morning Herald

    September 1, 2019



    Donnay Torr - Skills Road

    30 September 2019   

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