Anxious wait for HSC results

Wednesday, 19th December, 2012

Fleur McKenzie (right) and Bianca Honson will know today how well they went in the HSC. Fleur McKenzie (right) and Bianca Honson will know today how well they went in the HSC.

By Emily Roberts

Year 12 students will receive their final scores from the Higher School Certificate today.

Two girls who will be sitting by their phone or computer are Fleur McKenzie and Bianca Honson.

"I've been trying not to think about it," Fleur said.

"My results are being sent to my phone, so hopefully it will be something nice to wake up to."

Fleur studied Biology, Advanced English, General Mathematics, PE, Art and Ancient History.

"All through the year I was busy doing assignments but in the lead up, I was studying at least six hours a day," she said.

"I found the exams hard. I hope how I went with assignments will help bring my marks up."

Bianca said she did English, Maths, Biology, Business Studies and Legal Studies.

"Some of the exams were better than others," she said.

Finishing Year 12 usually means relief and excitement for the future, but for high school leavers whose HSC results are lower than expected, the result can be a blow to their self-esteem.

"There is a lot of pressure put on us," Bianca said.

"It determines everything you do. If you don't get a good score you can't get into university."

Both girls want to study health. Bianca wants to do radiography and Fleur wants to start in nursing and then go onto midwifery or radiography.

They said the best advice they could give to next year's students was to use their text books and remember that the whole year counts.

"Before the HSC, I started studying out of my text books and everything was much clearer," Fleur said.

"Try and do well in your assignments."

"It is good to get practice in," Bianca said.

More than 54,000 NSW HSC students will find out their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) tomorrow at www.uac.edu.au from 9am.