Stu­dents get taste of HSC ex­ams

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - – Jil­lian McKee

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.

Pic­ture: MATT SUL­LI­VAN

St Clair High stu­dents Amanda Stan­nett, Con­nor Jaksa and Dayle Wil­liams de­brief af­ter the English exam on Mon­day.

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