THE first Higher School Certificate exams for 2013 were held in Bega today.
Bega High School Year 12 students gathered at the Bega Showground for their English paper, while 16 Sapphire Coast Anglican College students sat their exams at the college's campus.
After their exam, the BDN caught up with Bega High students Caine Parbery, Trent Galli and Bonnie Hayes.
Caine said his first exam "went alright".
“I was a bit nervous to get one out of the way, especially English,” he said.
“I’m a bit more relaxed now because I was nervous about the first one.”
Trent said he felt pretty confident about the English paper, but added it was “nice to get one done”.
“It was easier than I thought, but I did do a fair bit of study,” he said.
“I’m hoping it pays off.”
Meanwhile, Bonnie only felt slightly better after completing her inaugural HSC exam.
“I will feel better when I get all six out of the way,” she said with a smile.
More than 75,000 students across the state will sit for their exams in the 117 HSC subject areas before November 6.
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