Students get taste of HSC exams
ST CLAIR High School students fought nerves to join more than 70,000 students to complete their first HSC exam on Monday.
At 10.30am, students across NSW sat down to complete the English paper one exam.
St Clair High captain Amanda Stannett and vice-captains Dayle Williams and Connor Jaksa said they were worried in the lead-up to the exam.
“This morning, I just felt sick. It was so nerve-racking. It would have been nice to have an extra week to prepare,” Miss Williams said of the exam.
However, Miss Stannett disagreed, saying: “This past week felt like it took forever. I just wanted to get into the exam and get it over and done with.”
All three students sat the advanced English paper and despite a rough morning, they said it wasn’t too challenging.
“I didn’t know what sort of thing to expect but it wasn’t too bad. Just trying to fit everything into the time frame was hard – I think tomorrow will be more challenging though,” Miss Stannett said.
Each of the three students has applied for university, with Miss Williams hoping to study psychology and Miss Stannett hoping to study policing or criminology.
Mr Jaksa has been selected to play AFL for the GWS Giants and plans to focus on that before heading to university.
Today, students will sit society and culture, engineering and dance exams.
St Clair High students Amanda Stannett, Connor Jaksa and Dayle Williams debrief after the English exam on Monday.