HSC exams to start in NSW

THOUSANDS of NSW students will enter the final chapter of their high school lives when HSC exams begin on Monday.

A record number of students – more than 77,000 – will prepare to sit at least one HSC exam this year, according to the NSW Board of Studies.

The exams will start with the compulsory subject of English today and will run until November 4.


Mathematics is the most popular elective subject, with 57,973 students sittings maths exams this year.

Biology and business studies are the next most popular subjects, followed by personal development, health and physical education and studies of religion.

Students will then have to nervously wait until December 16 for their results.