Speaking to teachers and current students it seems as those this year's HSC is much harder than those in previous years. Is this due to a deliberate policy by the government and Board of Studies, given public critiscm on the ease of the HSC and the government advocating for a national, standardised education system? It seems so. Although, everyone is in the same boat, its pretty tough on us. Give us your thoughts. I'm now daunting Chemistry and Modern History, but can't wait to the exams are all over. - Flem.