Coffs teens on HSC high
AFTER 13 years of formal education, Higher School Certificate (HSC) students are in the mood to either celebrate or pity.
A month after the HSC finished, students received their results yesterday, but had to endure one more anxious day of waiting.
Today they discover another important piece of information, their Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking or ATAR.
To the students starting university next year, this final ranking is crucial.
For high-achiever Sam Chorazy, from Coffs Harbour High School, who excelled in advanced and extension classes and is likely to become dux of his year, this grading is no less nerve-wracking.
“I was anxious leading up to the exams and waiting for the results, but confident because I put in a good effort and studied as frequently as possible,” he said.
Sam is hoping to study science at a Sydney university and hopes to work in a field associated with physics.
Orara High School student Rebecca Kloock relishes the moment she finished her last exam, but after a 10-day holiday to Indonesia she will get stuck into a Bachelor of Business at Southern Cross University in Coffs Harbour next year.
Others are pursuing career paths in the arts. Coffs Harbour Senior College (CHSC) student Nikki Green achieved 98 per cent in dance and after touring Europe, hopes to work in the discipline.
Giacomo Bianchino, also from CHSC, achieved the highest band possible in each subject he studied.
“I intend to pursue my interests and study arts and philosophy in Sydney,” he said.
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