Students across the region are getting in their final hours of preparation before the HSC written exams start on Thursday.
Week 1, day 1 kicks off with English studies, and papers 1 for English standard, advanced and as an additional language/dialect, all at 9.50am.
The afternoon session is for primary industries (VET), and German and Japanese papers.
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The HSC exam calendar wraps up on day 18 - November 11 - with textiles and design, and design and technology sessions.
In the New England and North West - which comprises the Gunnedah, Tamworth, Narrabri, Moree, Armidale, Inverell and Tenterfield areas - 1683 students will sit exams this year.
Meanwhile, experts are encouraging students to keep an eye on their mental and physical wellbeing as during their preparations.
"We want to encourage students feeling like their stress is at an unhealthy level and affecting other parts of their life to seek support and that could be talking to a trusted adult, their GP or visiting ReachOut.com," ReachOut chief executive officer Ashley de Silva said.
According to NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), which oversees the HSC, there will be 123 written exams totalling about 350 hours.
About 330 students will sit HSC exams overseas.