Worked Solutions to the 2021 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 2021 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 Exam here:

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

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2021 students – congratulations on finishing Standard maths!


Thoughts on the exam

The 2021 Standard 1 exam was a mix of easy and difficult questions. There were a few multi-step word problems, conception questions, and some other unusual questions which may have been challenging for some Standard 1 students. It definitely tested students’ understanding of many concepts. There were still a few basic questions in there for students to show there skills in areas of financial maths, trigonometry, and graphing.

If you took the 2021 Mathematics Standard 1 exam, I’d love you hear your thoughts!