For many, the HSC is a game that must be played as a mark of completing 13 years of education. With this, focus is often lost on what the HSC signifies and teaches you. With the benefit of hindsight, I have come to realise that there is much more to the HSC than the single number that appears on a computer screen come December. Here are some of my key learnings from my climb up Mount HSC.

1. It’s about the life long learning skills. The skills that you learn regarding determination, focus, passion and commitment are skills that will set you up well in life. Setting yourself a goal at the beginning of the year that you push to achieve through dedicating yourself to it, is the first of many times you will need that inspiration to achieve something. The brain based learning we espouse at HSC CoWorks that aims to focus on the ‘vision’ and remaining in a positive “toward” state will help you throughout your life, across all areas.

2. It’s important to keep the balance. What kept me sane during the HSC was my extra-curricular activities that gave me a break and a chance to clear my head throughout the hectic times of the HSC campaign. The students who perform the best are often those who have maintained their commitment to their sport, leadership activities or even their afternoon walk. This also ensures good time management skills and goal setting skills for HSC success.

3. You are not alone. The HSC journey is one that is shared with other students, past and present, parents and and the team at HSC CoWorks that are backing you all the away.The team of HSC CoWorks coaches have conquered Mount HSC and can provide invaluable support for your climb. If you need support always free to ask one of us or post a message on your Basecamp project.

4. The HSC is an opportunity to stand up and be noticed. The great thing about the HSC is that it is a system that rewards hard work. If you want a great HSC result you can have it as long as you are prepared to put in the hard yards.

HSC CoWorks offers HSC Tuition and HSC Coaching in a number of subjects. Our team is made up of a team of HSC experts. Experienced HSC teachers, HSC markers, high achieving ex-students and certified life coaches. We have been a part of successful HSC campaigns since 1996 and in this time we have worked with 1000s of students as they have made the climb up Mount HSC® to get into their dream University course.



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