Pens at the ready

Year 12 students James Trotter, Rosie George, Tammie Pye and Rhys Smith from Boorowa Central School are all busy studying for their HSC exams that kick off today. The textbooks are open and the last minutecramming is well and truly underway as Year 12 students at Boorowa Central School prepare for the start of their HSC exams.
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The exams begin today with every student in NSW taking the English Standard or Advanced Paper 1.

Boorowa Central School studentsJames Trotter, Rosie George, Tammie Pye and Rhys Smith have all been busy studying in the lead up to their exams.

Rosie said she’s nervous andit’s been a busy and stressful time.

“I think I will do well in some exams and maybe not so well in others,” she said.

“It’s alright, I’m just starting to hate English,” Rhys said.

Whilst fellow student James said it will be a ‘walk in the park’.

“It’s good, it’s pretty full on trying to cram in as much as possible in the last week,” he said.

For Rosie and Rhys, their results in the HSC could make or break their dreams of getting accepted to uni, with Rosie hoping to get entry into the University of Western Sydney and Rhys wanting to study at the University of Newcastle.

“I want to go to uni and study nutrition and go onto become a dietitian,” Rosie said.

“I want to get accepted into the University of Newcastle,” Rhys said.

“I probably take a working gap year.”

Both Tammie and James say they are a bit more relaxed about the exams as their plans don’t rely on results.

Tammie hopes to move to Wagga Wagga to study Aged Care or Beauty Therapy at TAFE while James hopes to get an apprenticeship with an electrician or as a refrigerator mechanic.

“If anyone is looking or an apprentice?” James said.

“It doesn’t mean much for what I want to do, I just like bettering myself as much as possible.

All of the students agree however that they would like to see a shake up of the current HSC system, suggesting a model similar to one used in the ACT.

“Not just sitting one big exam,” James said.

“Have an assessment task worth 10% at the end of each term in Year 11 and 12.”

The Boorowa News wishes all of the BCS Yr 12 students good luck with their exams.

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