Higher School Certificate students have each sat at least two of their final exams in Orange this week.
The standard and advanced English exams took place on Tuesday and Wednesday kicking off the start of the exam period for 2020.
Students from the outgoing year 12 cohort at Orange Anglican Grammar School said they were satisfied with their two English exams and they were pleased to find they were prepared.
"The stuff we learnt in school was pretty much in the exam," student Timothy Phiri said.
He said the next big exam for the students would be maths on Monday.
"Wednesday morning it's biology, most of our cohort is doing biology and then I have agriculture [that afternoon], I'm doing agriculture by myself," Mr Phiri said.
Jackson Willis said the school also held workshops to help them prepare and "kick us into gear so that we are thinking in a way that we wouldn't be able to not in an exam situation.
School principal Reverend Louis Stringer said there were 17 students completing the HSC at the school this year, and the teachers worked hard to make sure they were prepared and that they would not be affected by COVID-19.
"It's certainly different this year, the students are sanitised as they come in with a temperature scanner, they are isolated in the location," Reverend Stringer said.
He said the exams were held at the back of the school in the student study centre so the exam participants could go directly to the exam room without coming into contact with other school students.
He said the school also limited the amount of time students worked from home in term two, and the Canvas online technology they used was already in place and in use before COVID-19 struck so they could continue to learn all the way through.
"The students haven't had any days off school due to COVID," Reverend Stringer said.
"We tried to as much as possible keep everything as normal, even though there's some slight differences with processes with sanitisation.
"What's a distinct advantage for the students is the team of staff here. I don't think the size [of the school] at the end of the day matters.
"Even though these students are under a lot of stress at the moment their spirits are high because they are well prepared and they are well supported and loved."
Year 12 student Charlie Watson said she was allowed on campus during the term two closure to work on her major art work.
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