There are a pretty wide variety of textbooks and resources that you can pick up here for your studies in WA. These are my personal recommendations.
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I should note that the current WACE syllabus for all subjects was created in 2016. Any papers or textbooks from before then may cover slightly different topics and have a different question style.
If you’re considering buying Creelman books, I’d advise either against it or to purchase a second hand copy from 2016 or 2017. A new 2021 edition Creelman book will mostly include questions from recent (2016-2021) WACE papers, which initially sounds like a good idea - until you realise that these are papers you’ll be doing anyway in the lead-up to your WACE exams. Thus, when you really want to grind out whole papers under time pressure, you’ll just be re-doing questions you’ve already found in Creelman.
At the same time, I don’t like to venture too deep into pre-2016 WACE/TEE papers because of how different the syllabus was back then. This is why I like 2016 or 2017 Creelman - it includes questions grouped by the new syllabus topics, but they’ve cherrypicked good relevant questions from prior pre-2016 WACE/TEE papers.
Another note - if you’re considering Creelman because of the ‘model answers’, I didn’t find them very good or helpful. In some instances, I found them to be way too short and lacking the detail that’s required in WACE papers.
OT Lee Revision Series Many of these are either unique questions or older questions from past papers, which are marked [TISC] in the book. The books come with worked solutions which are occasionally wrong. The style of question is to the same standard as the OT Lee textbook - that is to say, there are some really challenging and difficult questions in there! It’s also a lot of questions to keep you busy with.
<aside> 💡 If you’re doing Spec: the Y12 OT Lee Spec Revision book and textbook has a heavy emphasis on 3D Vectors. While this is good knowledge to have, vectors isn’t as prominent in the newer syllabus anymore.
<aside> 💡 A newer “Revision 2” copy of Y12 OT Lee Spec Revision has quite a few new, good questions. I’d recommend it over a secondhand copy of Revision 1. Look inside the cover of the book to see which one is which.
OT Lee Textbook There’s a reason that students at my school called the OT Lee Textbook “the Holy Bible”. Especially for Spec, the textbook questions are challenging and the starred “extension” questions will prove difficult for many students. I used this textbook and found it to be wonderful consolidation. Furthermore, the textbook adopts an example-based teaching style, often jumping straight into worked examples.