HSC exams get underway

12 October 2015 - 

Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has wished more than 70,000 NSW students the very best as their school careers draw to an end. 

The HSC exams begin today with English, which is the first of more than 100 HSC written exams. 

"I wish all of our students the best of luck in the final tests of their schooling life - their HSC exams," Mr Piccoli said.

"My message to students is to stay focused over the next month, but to also take care of themselves - get plenty of rest, eat healthy meals, exercise and ask for help if needed. 

"Remember you have already done much of the work which will determine your final HSC result in assessments and tests undertaken during the year. 

"The HSC is internationally recognised and provides students with the academic foundation for success after school, whether they plan to study at university, college or TAFE or enter the workforce." 

The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards will conduct 118 HSC written exams over the next four weeks. 

These will be held in 750 exam centres staffed by more than 7,500 supervisors and presiding officers.

Students have already completed 50 per cent of their HSC assessments at school with the exams accounting for the remaining 50 per cent. 

Students will receive their HSC results on Wednesday 16 December.  

The 2015 HSC Fact Sheet is available at: 

http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/news-media/hsc-media-guide-2015/fact-sheet.html.

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