To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Bored of Studies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bored of Studies
Type of site
Student website, forum and wiki, student resources
Available inEnglish
Country of originAustralia
OwneriStudy Australia Pty Ltd.
Created byMark Czajkowski, James King, Tim Cheng and Ian Keong
RegistrationRequired to post. Viewable as a guest.

Bored of Studies is an Australian website targeted at students in New South Wales and Victoria. It is prominent among students for its Student Assessment Modeller that calculates approximate Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (formerly Universities Admission Index) or Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank results, and for hosting study notes for the New South Wales Higher School Certificate courses. An extensive student community has evolved around its forum, which is frequented by school students, teachers and a growing number of university students. The site's name is a parody of the NSW Board of Studies, the former governing organisation for the Higher School Certificate (HSC).


The website was created on 5 March 2002 by four former HSC students who had completed their HSC in the previous year: Mark Czajkowski, James King, Tim Cheng and Ian Keong.[1] Regarded as the successor to the popular "hscboardz" and "uniboardz" forums and the ""[2] resource library, the site's founders claim that because they were the first to sit a newly revised HSC syllabus, they were able to clearly see the lack of information that future HSC students would face. A desire to help address this lack of information was a prime reason behind the founding of Bored of Studies.[3] The site is owned and operated by iStudy Australia Pty Ltd, based in the Sydney CBD.

Influence and criticism

Bored of Studies has become an increasingly popular site for HSC students, with a membership of over 400 000 and more than 15 million monthly hits.[4] It is often recommended by teachers as a valuable resource containing past papers and practice essays.[5] It has been suggested that an official bulletin from the NSW Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) did much to popularise the site around the state.[6] There has been concern that the extensive subject notes available on the site could lead to cheating among students.[7]

In 2005, a student's attempt to gain access to his raw HSC examination under freedom of information laws drew controversy when the request was refused by the government. This followed the previous successful attempt by James King, one of the administrators on the Bored of Studies website, to obtain his raw marks.[8] The information sparked debate about the standard of student responses that were given pass marks, with the then Federal Education minister Brendan Nelson defending the students' right to know their marks.

Recent developments

In 2006 Bored of Studies launched Biki (Bored of Studies Wiki), a wiki collection of HSC notes, information and resources using the MediaWiki software to allow contributions. Biki was later closed "due to prolonged inactivity and outdated resources". Also in 2006, 'Premium membership' was introduced giving paid members access to additional content and features. The site was hacked in June 2010 and recovered in August of the same year, resulting in it being reinterfaced for better security and member navigation.

See also


  1. ^ Frilingos, Matthew (9 August 2002). "Putting resources on board". The Daily Telegraph.
  2. ^ Baird, Julia (25 November 2001). "Mouse roars as student masters Net effect". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  3. ^ "HSC website a big hit". The Daily Telegraph. 3 November 2002.
  4. ^ Site Statistics Archived 7 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Galvin, Nick (1 May 2004). "On the exam trail – Study tips, topical". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 May 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ UAC News Archived 29 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Volume 10 Issue 1, April 2004, p1
  7. ^ Hall, Louise (24 July 2005). "Teachers warned over study notes". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 May 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Thompson, Matthew (12 March 2005). "Students' raw scores seen as a threat". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 May 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links

This page was last edited on 28 December 2020, at 18:27
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.