Year 12 students McKelty-Ray Searle and Luana White from Tea Gardens were amongst the 32,477 students across the state who sat the Mathematics General HSC Examination last Friday.
Luana said the 2.5-hour paper was fair with a good mix of easy and more challenging questions.
“The time went so quickly but I managed to get an answer down for all the questions,” she said.
“I liked the problems on taxes and probability, but I found the geometry one’s a bit tougher than I was expecting.”
McKelty-Ray told News Of The Area she liked the practical scenarios and multiple-choice questions.
“There were lots of good problem-solving questions with just a few tough trigonometry ones towards the end of the paper,” she said.
“The questions on calculating fuel for a trip and working out the cost of car insurance were also good.”
McKelty and Luana, who both attended Bulahdelah Central School, said they elected to study the General Mathematics Course for their HSC as the content was relevant and useful.
“The topic on financial matters was really helpful as it covered earning and managing money, taxation and investing,” McKelty said.
“We learnt how to calculate wages, interest, income tax, GST and prepare a budget.”
Both girls are now looking forward to some “chill time” with friends before getting back to the books to prepare for their final examinations next week.