“It’s good to have the first one over”.
That was the general feeling amongst Forbes’ Year 12 students after they sat the first of their Higher School Certificate exams yesterday.
Students at Red Bend Catholic College and Forbes High School sat down to their English paper 1 on Thursday, then English paper 2 on Friday.
The Advocate caught up with a group of Red Bend students after the first exam, who agreed their nerves felt a lot more settled once the first paper was finished.
College director of curriculum Trish Martin said the College’s 104 students would sit 32 exams between October 13 and November 4.
They’re amongst more than 77,000 students in NSW to sit the exams and await results on December 15.
“They are a very good group of students who have worked very hard and consistently,” Ms Martin said.
“The teaching staff are really hopeful they will achieve what they want to achieve.”
Forbes High School principal Charles Dwyer wished the high school’s students all the best with their exams.
“Some of our students have been impacted by the floods,” he said.
“I know some have worked through the holidays with their teachers – I commend them for their commitment and thank the teachers for their willingness.”
Forbes High School students agreed they’d be relieved when the exams were over – the Advocate caught up with them after the second English exam.
The Forbes Advocate wishes all our school leavers the very best for the HSC exams and your plans for the future.
Member for Riverina Michael McCormack has reminded students that ensuring their physical and mental health is cared for is the most important consideration.
“As you approach the next few weeks, relax. Laugh. Exercise. Take some time to look after yourself.
“Your family, your friends and your community are proud of you. And – no matter who you are or what you want to do – we just want you to do your best.”