HSC off to a flying start

This week, our wonderful Year 12 students began their Higher School Certificate Examinations. The HSC exams began as they traditionally do, with English on the first and second day with Paper 1 – Texts and Human Experiences, and Paper 2 – Modules. 

Other exams that took place in the first week were Japanese Beginners, Continuers, and Extension; Music 1 and Music 2; Modern History, and French Beginners and Continuers.

Although nervous, the students were excited to begin, with the main exams taking place in the School Hall. On the morning of the first day, they were paid a special visit by Charlie, one of our therapy dogs, to offer them some moral support (and licks).

Students generally reported that the English papers, especially Paper 1, had accessible questions and rich unseen texts, and spoke favourably of the interesting recorded excerpts in the Languages and Music listening exams.

The whole School, and especially their teachers, could not be more proud of Year 12 students and what they have achieved over the span of their studies at IGS.

“Our students have engaged deeply with their courses,” said Thom Marchbank, Deputy Principal Academic, “and grown exponentially in their understanding of subject content, but also themselves and the world around them.” 

“They have been expertly led by committed and passionate teachers. We are so thrilled to see them showing us all what they know and can do.”

The HSC runs for the next four weeks and concludes on Friday 3 November. Results will be released by the NSW Educational Standards Authority on 14 December via Students Online.