The crushing mental toll of studying for the HSC in lockdown is sapping our motivation and hope | Max O’Connor

A two-week delay in the trials brought a flicker of joy for some year 12s, but for others, finishing major works seems impossible

Early July last year in the exam hall of Dulwich Hill High, it was quiet except for the scribbling of hundreds of pens over various trial HSC papers. Sitting directly adjacent to the hall, I remember playing hangman in year 11 biology, laughing with my mates about how horrid an HSC year spent studying in lockdown would be.

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Category: Mental Health