The Higher School Certificate (HSC) officially ended for more than 75,000 students across NSW today.
The final two exams, Entertainment Industry and Information and Digital Technology (VET subjects), finished at 4pm, marking the end of 18 days of exams and 13 years of schooling.
This year’s year 12 students sat 116 different exam papers over a four-week period.
With the end of exams, 76,679 school leavers in NSW have finally said goodbye to high school and hello to freedom. Students told The Newsroom they were looking forward to their well-earned break with some celebrations, down time and holidays.
Daniela Quattropani, 18, of Menai, said she planned to put the stresses of the HSC well behind her.
“I’ll be sleeping and trying to forget the past year, or getting drunk – either one,” she said.
18-year-old Sarah Ashley, from Lidcombe, has been having some down time and has a trip planned.
“I’m going to go for a one week trip with friends at The Entrance on December 1… I’ve been watching heaps of Criminal Minds.”
Granville resident, Rosaline Parker, 17, said she would be working to save money for a travel.
“I will continue to work at McDonalds as well as gaining another job at Big W, so I’ll just be working for the time being and, before I commence any further study, I plan to take a trip to Samoa.”
The HSC results will be released on Wednesday December 17, 2014. – Memu Conteh
Top photo by Mohammad Rassawala.