FAQ

Teacher Resources

How can I order the Trial Exams?

The Trial Exams can be ordered by completing the order form, and sending the form back to Neap via email or fax.

For the HSC Trial Exams click here. For the VCE Trial Exams click here.

How can I order the Diagnostic Topic Tests?

The Diagnostic Topic Tests can be ordered by completing the order form, and sending the form back to Neap via email or fax.

For the HSC Diagnostic Topic Tests click here. For the VCE Diagnostic Topic Tests click here.

Who can purchase the teacher resources?

All our teacher resources are available to schools only and orders must be accompanied by an official school purchase order number. Resources are not available to individual teachers, non-practising teachers, coaching colleges, tutors, parents, students, publishing agencies or websites. This ensures that schools can use Neap’s teacher resources to test and assess the strengths and weaknesses of their students.

When are the Trial Exams delivered each year?

The exact delivery dates for the Trial Exams will be listed on the order form. However, generally the HSC Trial Exams are delivered in mid July and the VCE Trial Exams are delivered in mid August.

How are the Trial Exams delivered?

The Trial Exams are delivered as a PDF via email to the nominated email address on the order form at the specified delivery date.

How are the Diagnostic Topic Tests delivered?

The Diagnostic Topic Tests are delivered as a PDF via email to the nominated email address on the order form.

Who writes the VCE teacher resources?

Neap teacher resources are produced new each year by panels of teachers who are all experts in their fields and have vast experience in teaching the VCE.

The extensive network of teachers who produce Neap teacher resources include State Reviewers of the VCE, experienced writers and markers of VCE exam papers, authors of current VCE textbooks, members of verification and review boards for VCE subjects, and panel members on the implementation of the Victorian schools curriculum. This ensures that all current curriculum requirements for each subject, as set by the VCAA, are encompassed in every teacher resource produced.

Who writes the HSC teacher resources?

The Neap HSC teacher resources are produced new each year by panels of teachers who are all experts in their fields and have vast experience in teaching the HSC.

The extensive network of teachers who produce the Neap teacher resources include experienced writers and markers of HSC exam papers, authors of current HSC textbooks, members of exam committees and syllabus curriculum writers for HSC subjects, and HSC assessors. This ensures that all current syllabus requirements for each subject, as set by the Board of Studies, are encompassed in every teacher resource produced.

How can I become a Neap author?

The teachers who choose to work with Neap know that they are working in partnership with a company that is committed to providing the highest quality resources and services. Neap has been active in the teaching community for over 30 years. During this time we have evolved into a leader in our market. This has been possible because of the contribution of our network of teachers, who are equally committed to producing innovative and quality resources and services.

At the core of Neap’s activities is the motivation to provide resources for students and teachers when there is a need. The company’s aim is to produce the highest quality resources and services, to support and enrich teaching and learning for both teachers and students.

If you are a practising and experienced teacher of the VCE or the HSC, with a strong knowledge of the curriculum and assessment criteria for your subject area, and are looking to work with Neap to prepare resources or teach programs, we invite you to contact us here. We ask that you submit your resume, along with an introductory letter and an example of your written work, such as a lesson plan, magazine article or book review. We offer excellent career development opportunities, the chance to have your work published, the prospect of establishing strong networks with your peers, and attractive remuneration.

VCE Study Guides

Which state is Neap study guides relevant to?

Currently the Neap Study Guides are only available for students and teachers studying the VCE.

What are the different types of Neap study guides?

Neap produces a number of types of study guides, all designed to help students with revision.

The Neap study guides range consists of:

  • Advantage Series, for the VCE Sciences, containing detailed course summaries and original practice exam questions
  • Smartstudy Questions, for VCE Maths and Science, containing lots of original practice questions for study throughout the year.
  • Smartstudy Exams, for VCE Maths and Science, containing four complete practice exams to prepare students for their exams.
  • Smartstudy English Reading and Comparing Guides, providing an overview of each Reading and Comparing pairs to prepare students for Section B of the English Units 3&4 exam.
  • Smartstudy English Text Guides, designed to assist students to acquire a deeper and stronger understanding of their prescribed texts.

For more information on the study guides, please click here.

Who writes the Neap study guides?

Neap Trial Exams are produced new each year by panels of teachers who are all experts in their fields and have vast experience in teaching the VCE.

The extensive network of teachers who produce Neap Trial Exams include State Reviewers of the VCE, experienced writers and markers of VCE exam papers, authors of current VCE textbooks, members of verification and review boards for VCE subjects, and panel members on the implementation of the Victorian schools curriculum. This ensures that all current curriculum requirements for each subject, as set by the VCAA, are encompassed in every Trial Exam produced.

Where can I buy the Neap study guides?

VCE Programs

Does Neap offer VCE lectures and programs?

No. At this time Neap no longer offers VCE lectures and programs.