Stress relief tips for HSC students

Holsworthy High School students Rhys Cropper, Angus Fairbank, Chloe Dean, Georgia Bentley, Joanna Horner and Yuri Gamboa were relieved to complete their first HSC exam on Thursday. Picture: Ashleigh Milton.

Holsworthy High School students Rhys Cropper, Angus Fairbank, Chloe Dean, Georgia Bentley, Joanna Horner and Yuri Gamboa were relieved to complete their first HSC exam on Thursday. Picture: Ashleigh Milton.

YEAR 12 students have returned to the examination room for day two of the HSC today, October 14.

English (standard), English (advanced) and ESL (English as a second language) exams were held across NSW this morning.

Hospitality (VET), classical Greek extension and Indonesian continuers exams will be held this afternoon to wrap up week one of the HSC.

The HSC period can be a stressful time for those involved and it’s important for students to look after their mental and physical health.

Colo High School students Taylor Mattes and Callie Cameron celebrate the successful completion of their first HSC exam. Photo: Geoff Jones

Colo High School students Taylor Mattes and Callie Cameron celebrate the successful completion of their first HSC exam. Photo: Geoff Jones

ReachOut.com has released the following timely tips for ways to deal with exams and study stress:

  • Try and get some good sleep.
  • Don’t forget to take a break for regular exercise
  • Maintain a well-balanced diet.
  • Monitor your intake of caffeine and other substances.
  • Write a study timetable.
  • Manage your time.
  • Take some time out to relax.
Focus: Students in exam mode at George Girls High School Kogarah. Picture: Chris Lane

Focus: Students in exam mode at George Girls High School Kogarah. Picture: Chris Lane

If you are still concerned, remember that there is always help available.

ReachOut has launched its annual study stress campaign which aims to help students manage stress and anxiety during exams.

The HSC exams will take place over the next four weeks, and the final exam will be Design and Technology, finishing-up at 2.30pm on Friday, November 4. 

Students will receive their results via email, SMS and online from 6am on Thursday, December 15. 

So good luck to all students as week one of exams wrap up today.

To cap off, here is a message of support from Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOTES) president Tom Alegounarias.

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