Sighs of relief after the first HSC exam

FIRST ONE DOWN: MacKillop College Year 12 students (front) Carina Floyd, Abby Cawthorne, (back) Courtney Powell and Maddi Brown were feeling good after their first exam on Thursday. Photo: RACHEL FERRETT 101316rfhsc1

FIRST ONE DOWN: MacKillop College Year 12 students (front) Carina Floyd, Abby Cawthorne, (back) Courtney Powell and Maddi Brown were feeling good after their first exam on Thursday. Photo: RACHEL FERRETT 101316rfhsc1

THURSDAY saw 89 MacKillop College students sit their first Higher School Certificate (HSC) exam, and many were happy with it.

The exam was English paper one, which asked students to complete three tasks: a reading task, essay and creative writing piece.

Carina Floyd said she found the reading task to be the hardest, but was overall satisfied with the questions.

“I thought the questions were fair. I thought the creative writing had a lot of options,” she said.

Classmate Abby Cawthorne agreed, but cited the essay as her best section.

“What I prepared I was able to work into the question,” she said.

Maddi Brown, however, said that the essay was “the most difficult aspect for me”. She preferred creative writing.

Fellow student Courtney Powell admitted that her first exam was a challenge, but better than expect.

“I think it was better than what my mind was telling me,” she said.

The students are now looking ahead to the remaining exams.

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