THE region’s Higher School Certificate (HSC) students have a bit more than a week’s worth of exams under their belts, but for many it will be an uphill battle during the next week.
After today there are 11 days of exams left – but some of the “biggest” are still to come.
Next week, modern history, English extension, some of the sciences and PD/H/PE are on the schedule.
Yesterday students at Carinya Christian School celebrated their HSC halfway point, something most students across the state will be doing now that the English and maths papers have been collected.
Chris Elsley sat the primary industries exam and said he was relieved it was less testing than the trial run.
“It was actually pretty good. The trial exam was hard but it was good practise for the real thing,” he said.
Lauren Mole sat the mathematics extension 1 paper and said she too was relieved.
“It was on par with the trial,” she said.
Chris is looking forward to his final two exams but will have to wait until the last day of the exam calendar: Thursday, November 8.
“I have agriculture on Monday and then design and technology Thursday week, the last day of exams,” he said.
“It could be a long wait.”
Lauren will sit the music exam today and then PE and physics next week. She said most of her friends and classmates were feeling more relaxed now they had a few exams under their belts.
“We have all been less stressed and worried about things,” she said.