First day of HSC written exams

Published 13th October, 2014 in Education, Education

Over 70,000 high school students prepare to sit the mandatory 2-unit English exam as part of the Higher School Certificate (HSC) assessment.

Students in examination room
Students in examination room

The HSC written exams will be held over 18 days from Monday 13 October to Wednesday 5 November, with 116 different exam papers.

NSW Premier Mike Baird wished Year 12 students well as they begin their HSC written exams.

“The first exam can often be daunting but my message to students is to simply do your best and be proud of the work you have completed,” Mr Baird said.

Students must complete the equivalent of two years of prescribed study to receive an HSC. They must also complete all assessments and external exams to a satisfactory standard. Most candidates are awarded the HSC at the end of Year 12.

“The written exams are the final step in attaining a credential that is respected throughout the world. Remember, you have already done much of the work which will determine your final HSC result in assessments and tests undertaken during the year”, Mr Baird said.

Published 13th October, 2014 in Education, Education