Worked Solutions to the 2020 HSC Mathematics Standard 1 Exam

Each year, as soon as the paper is officially published, I work through the solutions to the latest HSC exam while we wait for the official solutions to be published. You can find my complete handwritten solutions to all questions on the 2020 HSC Mathematics Advanced Exam here:

Any corrections made to the answers will be posted here. If you find what you think may be an error, please let me know!

Very soon we will upload videos of detailed explanations for all questions on this latest test. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when they are published, or check back here!

2020 students – congrats to you for getting through this difficult year and sticking with your maths course!


My thoughts on this exam:

Working through this exam, I felt like it was slightly on the more difficult side for Standard 1. Luckily it was not as bad as Standard 2 this year, but a lot of the questions were tricky or complicated in some way, and many required proficiency with solving equations.

I thought the last question was a good one which tied together a couple different financial maths concepts, and I liked the graph related questions, although I’m not sure if students would have enjoyed them!

I’d like to hear from anyone who took the Standard 1 exam this year and what you thought about it! Feel free to drop a comment below, or contact me via email.

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