THOUSANDS of year 12 students across the State will sit for the first of their HSC exams next week.
Gloucester High students Jack Wilson, Brendan Sleigh and Caitlin Wardrop will be among the local students sitting their first HSC English exam on Monday.
Jack, who wants to become a commercial airline pilot, has been trying to do as much study as possible in the lead up to his exams.
“I’ve been going over old exams and the notes I’d done up for my trials,” he said.
“I think I’ll be a lot more prepared for the HSC than I was for the trials. Time management is definitely a big thing.”
Jack’s final exam will be Physics on November 1; it is also the one he is most looking forward to.
“Not just because it’s my final exam but because it’s the subject I’ve done best at all year.”
Brendan, who is hoping to study business at Macquarie University in Sydney, will finish his exams on October 28.
“I’ve been doing small blocks of concentrated study,” he said.
“So far I’ve managed my time OK.”
He said once the exams were over he was hoping to find some more part time work and earn some money ahead of a move to Sydney early in the New Year.
Caitlin, who wants to be a nurse, said her greatest challenge would be getting through her Maths exam unscathed.
“With Maths, if you get it wrong it’s wrong. There’s no room for error,” she said.
She has applied for a scholarship to study nursing at Sydney University.
“I was tossing up between vet science and nursing,” she said.
“Nursing seemed more achievable and it’s people oriented.”