The Year 12 WACE exams will begin and with them the culmination of more than a decade of schooling will come to a head, the future of students lying in their pens.
CBC student Kale Miller and Hamilton Senior High School student Kamil Hikmatullah are two of the thousands of state students who will be sitting the exams and both believed mixing study with breaks was the best way to go about preparing.
Kale is sitting six separate exams in his quest to get the required grades to go to UWA and study a double bachelor in mathematics and astrophysics.
He said he believed most of the pressure on Year 12 students came from people talking about how much it would affect their future.
‘Sometimes it can get a bit crazy,’ he said.
‘I have a thought that I’ll walk into an exam and suddenly forget everything that I have ever learnt during school.
‘But my number one de-stress tactic is to go out with my friends and do some sport because it is nice to just shut yourself off from the world and not worry about the next exam.’
Kamil, hopeful of studying journalism, said a mix of healthy eating, recreational time and identifying areas of weakness in his study has him confident come exam time.
‘I try not to overdo the study and burn myself out, I eat healthy snacks, and I break up my study with recreational time like reading and the things I like to do,’ he said.’
‘I am nervous, like all my classmates and I hope that I will do well as I have studied hard.
‘I wonder if the examiner will throw in curve balls, difficult questions and that is why I have checked the syllabus and am confident I know what I am supposed to have studied.’ Year 12 written exams start on November 1.