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Today, 601 students from the Tamworth electorate will pick up a pen and begin the first of their HSC written exams.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the Class of 2022 had worked hard over their 13 years of schooling and should be proud of what they have already achieved.

“Our students have been preparing for today for some time and I know there are students across our region who are feeling the nerves, anticipation and excitement of sitting their first exam,” Mr Anderson said.

“The entire community is behind you and we’re all looking forward to seeing what life brings you next after exams wrap up in early November.

“Thank you to all of our regions teachers, principals, and school staff who have supported these students, getting them ready to put pen to paper today and over the coming weeks.”

The HSC written exams are a mammoth operation that will take place over the next 18 days, with a total of 75,000 students across NSW involved in more than 25,000 exam sessions. The exams start with English Paper 1 and end with Design and Technology on 4 November 2002.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell urges HSC students to celebrate their achievements as they approach the finish line of their schooling years.

“The HSC might mark the end of your school career but it is only the beginning of the rest of your life.”

Ms Mitchell also encouraged students to be mindful of their mental health during the weeks of the exams.

“Too much stress will work against you, so don’t be afraid to reach out if you need support,” Ms Mitchell said.

The HSC written exams will end on 4 November 2022, with students set to receive their results and ATAR on 15 December 2022.

For more tips and advice on staying healthy throughout the exam period, visit the Stay Healthy HSC hub  

For HSC facts and figures view the HSC enrolment snapshot:

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