We get it – the transition from Year 11 to Year 12 can be challenging.

All of a sudden, everything you do throughout the Year 12 school year counts towards your HSC marks.

But, think about this:

Is the transition from Year 11 to Year 12 as hard as everyone makes it out to be?

In this video, past Year 12 students take you through everything you need to know about stepping up from Year 11 to Year 12!

Well, you heard it here first!

For some students, the transition from Year 11 to Year 12 can be overwhelming.

For others, they find they were well prepared and didn’t have a lot of trouble making that transition.

Regardless of how you feel about the transition from Year 11 to Year 12, here are our top three tips from students who have been there! 

Tip #1: The workload is generally the same as Year 11, but the trick is to stay on top of the work!


Tip #2: Change your mindset from “I don’t really have to do this” to “This matters and counts towards my HSC mark and ATAR!”


Tip #3: Develop a good relationship with your teachers, they want to see you succeed! They’ll put the time in to support you if you put in the effort with them.

Do you feel like you need some support through the transition from Year 11 into Year 12?

We have an incredible team of teachers, tutors and mentors who can have been there and are reading to help you make that transition!

Our team can help you:

Step 1: Consolidate your Year 11 knowledge so you’re prepared for the jump from prelims to the HSC


Step 2: Get ahead from Day 1, Term 1 of Year 12


Step 3: Develop a rock-solid study plan for the HSC

Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you transition from Year 11 to Year 12!

Isabella Hanley loves science. That’s why she’s studying a Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Sydney. Isabella is also the Digital Content Manager at Art of Smart. She is super passionate about sharing her knowledge on surviving the HSC since completing the HSC herself in 2014. In her downtime she enjoys Netflix binging like a pro, singing in the shower and hanging out with her awesome rescue dog, Ruby.