Pens down for HSC class of 2022

Today is the last day of the HSC, marking the end of schooling for more than 67,000 students

HSC students doing exams in school hall HSC students doing exams in school hall
Image: NSW HSC students are sitting their final exams today

The 2022 Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams are officially over at 3:30pm today, when 3,629 Design and Technology students finish their final exam. 

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said this marks the end of a 13-year schooling career for 67,327 HSC students. 

“The Class of 2022 have worked tremendously hard to get to this point and I congratulate them for crossing this finish line,” Ms Mitchell said.

“I was so pleased to see exams return to normal this year, despite some disruptions due to floods. Thank you to the principals, schools, exam staff and families for their unwavering support in making the exams such a success.

“Every HSC student should be proud of what they have achieved over their senior years of school. The resilience, focus and adaptability they have shown will serve them well in the next chapter of their life, whether that is university, vocational training or employment.”

Over the past four weeks, more than 75,000 students were involved in almost 400,000 unique exam sessions at 780 exam venues across the state.

Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Education Standards Authority Paul Martin said delivering a state-wide exam program is no small feat, and this year was a success thanks to exam staff and the school community. 

“I especially want to thank the school sectors, principals, school staff and exam supervisors for supporting all our HSC students,” Mr Martin said.

“After two years of COVID, one of our main concerns this year was the safety of students and exam staff, particularly as parts of the state responded to flooding. We wanted students to know that if it was not safe to attend their exam, they should stay home and speak with their school. 

“I am incredibly grateful to the schools who supported their students, particularly in the Northern Rivers region but also across NSW in more recent weeks, throughout this challenging time.

“These are resilient communities who have supported their students right to the end of exams. I am sure they will be watching with pride as their students move on to the next chapter of their lives.”

HSC marking is already underway, with results to be delivered via SMS and email on Thursday 15 December 2022.  

For HSC facts and figures, view the HSC enroment snapshot.


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