The lives in many Australian & Asian households are about to change once their teenagers complete their HSC. Kids are ready to move to the next stage of their lives, as the first formal part of their education is nearly over.
This week has seen the commencement of our HSC exams for all year 12 students in New South Wales. Some 69,261 students (the largest group ever) will sit their exams in over 750 examination centres that also includes schools in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
Over 52,000 students have chosen to do a mathematics course, by far the most popular HSC elective. Around 44% of students studied at least one science course and 29% studied at least one history course. Approximately 10% of students enrolled in one or more language courses, with the three most popular languages being Japanese (1,628 students), Chinese (1,617 students) and French (1,439 students.)
113 different courses have been studied this year and written exams will be held for 111 of those courses, with English being the only mandatory subject.
Students will read from 13 million printed pages of questions and submit answers in 1.75 million writing booklets. To put the HSC together, a team of more than 30 people took nearly six weeks to pack all written examination papers, there are more than 5,000 exam supervisors and over 7,000 markers.
Good luck to all HSC Students.