NICHOLAS Karras of Liverpool is one of the 75,168 year 12 students sitting their HSC exams, which last four weeks.
The exams started on Monday and will finish on Friday November 1.
This can be a demanding and stressful time for students, with many of them relying on their HSC results to determine their future and careers.
Nicholas Karras, who goes to All Saints Senior Catholic College in Casula, already knows what he would like to do for a career — create his own line of men's couture and fashion.
"I have an interest in men's wear and couture because I see a lot of women's speciality stores, but there are only a few men's," Nicholas said.
"The men's fashion market lacks couture wear garments which are made to measure for the client and resort wear.
"I'm really interested in the technical side of how garments are put together."
Nicholas said he would like to launch himself into the fashion industry and that he planned to study a fashion and textile course at South Western Sydney Institute TAFE next year.
"I have got an archive of sketches," he said.
"I want to broaden the gap and open the market for men's fashion.
"I'd like to find out what gets men wanting to wear a garment."
The HSC results will be released on December 18.