When Natasha Papworth was weighing up school options for her daughter, Grace, she had one overriding desire for her youngest child, who has grown up with three brothers.
For 50 years students in year 12 have faced the Higher School Certificate. Two years of learning is culminated in written and practical tests of memory, knowledge and application of curriculum.
Pallavi Singhal When Mitchell Sayer first looked at the English HSC paper he thought he "was going to throw up", but the nerves disappeared once he started writing.
Pallavi Singhal The Labor opposition has raised concerns about the monitoring of violent or radicalised students who will be removed from school, under the NSW government's proposed changes to suspension policies.
Pallavi Singhal The first HSC exam is not the most nerve-racking thing scheduled on Monday for Remy Siemsen.
Alexandra Smith Australian schools use technology in classrooms "significantly more" than most high-achieving OECD countries despite little evidence to show it boosts standards, according to a new report which warns that extra Gonski money will not lift results unless it is spent on evidence-based policies.
Pallavi Singhal At the same time as more than 70,000 year 12 students are completing their first English papers in exam rooms around NSW, about 60 students will be doing the same paper in Singapore.
Pallavi Singhal Across Australia, about 22 university graduates are competing for every new graduate position and many will need to settle for low-paying entry roles "just to get their foot in the jobs market", a new national report has found.
Julie Power When Sharna Clemmett got into law, after many years of full-time work, she felt like she "was a bit of a fraud."
Jillian Abbott For almost two decades, A has been the most common grade in US colleges.