The three questions in the first section of the compulsory HSC English paper, which are worth 15 of the paper's 45 marks, will only be marked once.
Parents whose children attend Catholic schools in the more affluent areas of Sydney face higher fees as changes to the federal government's funding model force a rethink.
Cartoonist and writer Leunig was a 'failure' at school. Now pupils are studying him.
Fees at schools in the most affluent areas of Sydney will rise by up to 9 per cent.
Receiving a Higher School Certificate might not get Lucy Weston or Marnie Stevens-Denholm into university but it will change their lives.
"I love teaching, but I hate the fact that I'm almost 30, I have a child, I have a mortgage and I'm still a casual teacher," says Ashleigh Garven.
These students are four times more likely to make the HSC honour roll than their classmates - and up to 30 times more likely for subjects such as Maths.
Trainee teachers in Singapore are paid while they are studying, as few as 20 per cent of applicants get into the course and starting salaries are equal to an engineer or accountant ensuring teaching is one of the most respected professions in the country, according to the head of Singapore's teacher training institute.