HSC study days

For Year 11 students from Low Socio-economic Status (Low SES) School Communities and schools from the following NSW regions:

  • Western Sydney
  • South Western Sydney
  • Hunter/Central Coast
  • Illawarra and South East

This full-day program focuses on both components of the Visual Arts written examination, specifically addressing and investigating questions from the 2013 HSC paper.

The day will also familiarise teachers and students with the Gallery’s collection as a valuable resource for the Stage 6 syllabus.

Tuesday 26 November 2013



10am Session 1
Welcome and introduction

Exploring the 2013 HSC Visual Arts paper
Approaches to Section 1 and 2 of the HSC Visual Arts 2012 Written Paper
Leeanne Carr, coordinator secondary education programs, Art Gallery of NSW

Morning tea (provided)

Approaches to Section 2 of the HSC Visual Arts 2013 Written Paper
Teacher-lecturers from the Gallery will discuss Section 2 questions using examples from the Gallery’s collection. Students will move through the Gallery spaces exploring a range of periods, styles and media.

Lunch (self-catered)

1.15pm Session 3
Writing session
Exercises and activities designed to support students in their approach to the written exam.
Louise Halpin, coordinator outreach programs, Art Gallery of NSW