SACE exams underway

More than 3,000 SACE students across South Australia will today sit Stage 2 Biology as the SACE exam period officially ramps up.

A total of 13,259 students from 197 schools will sit at least one Stage 2 exam in 2019, including 3,097 in regional areas and 10,162 in the metropolitan area.

The month-long exam period officially kicked off with languages exams in late October and runs until Monday 18 November, when the state’s Geography students will be the last students to complete their written exams for the year.

Three subjects will conduct exams electronically – Stage 2 Modern History, Stage 2 Psychology and Stage 2 English Literary Studies – increasing from one last year.

Popular examination subjects this year include General Mathematics, Biology and Psychology (full list below).

Education Minister John Gardner wished students the best for the exam period.

“This is the home stretch for many of our students, and while it can be a stressful time it is also an important time for our students to remain positive and to utilise the supports networks available to them, whether that be their friends, family or teachers,” said Minister Gardner.

“For many of our students, these final exams mark the start of an exciting new chapter as they look towards opportunities after school.

“I urge students to not focus solely on the exam but to remember all of the learning that they have done throughout the year has brought them to this point. Students are on the home stretch and have already completed 70 per cent of their subject assessment before these written exams.

“Exams are just one part of the year’s study and we encourage all students to focus on doing their very best, confident in the work that has preceded this point.

“I wish all of our students the best of luck during this period.”

Most popular examination subjects for 2019:

General Mathematics: 4088

Biology: 3277

Mathematical Methods: 3007

Psychology: 2432

Physical Education: 2203

Chemistry: 2069

English Literary Studies: 1747

Physics: 1651

Essential Mathematics: 1494

Modern History: 1261

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