The class of 2018 is now on the home straight of their high school life, with more than 60,000 students participating in their first HSC English exam today.
The Higher School Certificate exams will take place over the next three weeks, with written exams for 118 subjects running until 9 November.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian visited students at Randwick Boys High School today as they completed their first exam, congratulating them for reaching this significant milestone.
“Finishing school and entering adulthood is a rite of passage and I hope every student around the State feels confident as they complete this final milestone,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The HSC is designed to provide a range of opportunities for students to achieve their potential and succeed in life after school, whether it be in work, training or further study.”
Education Minister Rob Stokes joined the Premier in congratulating students across NSW, while also reminding them to rest, eat well and exercise in preparation for their exams.
“While this may seem nerve-racking, I implore all students not to place too much pressure on themselves. While the HSC is an important milestone in students’ educational journeys, at the end of the day it is just another exam,” Mr Stokes said.
Both Ms Berejiklian and Mr Stokes also acknowledged the excellent work of our school communities throughout NSW who are supporting students.
“The HSC isn’t just an individual pursuit. The dedicated teachers, parents and entire school communities are behind all of our students to help them achieve their best,” Mr Stokes said.
HSC results will be available to students from Thursday 13 December.