HUNDREDS of year 12 students across Ballarat will wake up with a few nerves this morning as they await the results of their VCE exams.
From 7am, students can get their results either by SMS or online, or they can wait for the post.
Loreto College student Jenn Bromley, 18, said she had mixed emotions ahead of the big moment, which she hopes will lead her to a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne.
“I’m excited but I’m also very nervous,” she said.
“The past 12 months, they’ve been quite challenging particularly because I didn’t get into the study routine until later in the year, but I still managed to get through it all.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do (after I get my results), I haven’t thought about it because I’m too nervous about the results.”
Regardless of whether she gets into her first choice, Ms Bromley is committed to studying science in Melbourne.
“I’m looking at science at other universities as well like Monash, RMIT and La Trobe. Either way I’ll be Melbourne-based next year,” she said.
“I thought about doing gap year, but then thought the summer break would be enough for me.”
Ms Bromley thinks her best subject will be Japanese.
St Patrick’s College year 12 student Louis Micich, 18, is less stressed about his results, having already had an interview to get into trade school.
Mr Micich is hoping to become a carpenter.
“I didn’t even really know when the results were coming out,” he said.
“I’m just going to wait until it comes in the mail.
“Then I’ll probably read the results, tell everyone and then they will never be spoken of again.”
In total, 82,465 students embarked on at least one VCE exam this year.
The most popular subject was English, followed by Further Maths, Psychology, Maths Methods and Health and Human Development.
Chinese and French were the most popular languages, with more than 10,000 students taking at least one.
The exams period finished on November 22.