Sooo…. I actually did photography for my HSC, and I came first, or second in my class… I can’t remember which one now (how terrible!) it was about 15 years ago though so that’s probably not too bad. Annoyingly though I’ve also forgotten pretty much all of the actual theory work too so I’m having to do a whole lot of relearning and it is kinda frustrating.
Thankfully my course’s study notes had a pretty good link to a website on exploring camera basics and some of the info is coming back to me – I’ve still got a pretty long way to go though!