LEGAL jargon may stump many people, but for Orange Christian School students, yesterday’s Higher School Certificate legal studies exam was a breeze.
Over three hours they waded through the exam’s three sections and all students said they completed the exam easily and were well prepared.
Year 12 student Thom Dwyer said there were no sections of the exam that had “stumped” him.
“I went well, I was happy with how I went,” he said.
For year 11 student Maddie Kent, she said the exam was one of the easier ones she had completed.
“I was really happy with what happened, there were so many questions where I thought I know that,” she said.
Sally Becher, also in year 11, said she chose to study legal studies as it was a practical subject that would give her a greater insight into the world around her.
“I did it to learn more about how Australia works,” she said.
Orange Christian School principal Melissa Brown said she has witnessed a growing trend in the number of students who want to study subjects such as legal or business studies.
“They are well sought after, a lot of people recognise somewhere in their carer there’s going to be a day when they have an administrational role in their career,” she said.
At Orange Christian School legal studies is taught every second year as a one year subject.
Mrs Brown said 11 students completed the legal studies exam at Orange Christian School yesterday, this is up from the eight who completed it in 2011.
The legal studies HSC exam consisted of three sections including multiple choice, short answer and two essays.