Wait is almost over
Tuesday, 16th December, 2008
Students will be able to access their results from this year's Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams tomorrow.
Results will be released via the internet, telephone and SMS text message from 6am, and university admission indexes (UAIs) will be released on Thursday.
Willyama students Georgina Falkner and Dustin Biggins, who were equal dux of the school, are among those keen to see how they went in the tests.
Georgina said she was hoping to achieve high enough marks to study chemical engineering.
"I always liked science and maths and the problem solving aspect of engineering seems appealing."
The 18-year-old said she would be happy to do a bachelor of science at any university in NSW or Adelaide.
Georgina studied Advanced English, Maths extension 1 (3 unit), Chemistry, Physics and Modern History.
She said she was not sure how she went in her exams.
"Some were good and some weren't so good."
Dustin, also 18, is hoping to get into law at Adelaide or Flinders University.With a cut-off UAI of 95 to get into law at Adelaide Uni last year,
Dustin took three months off his part-time job at Big W to maximise his chances of getting into the course.
And while he put in the hard yards, Dustin said he has finance and commerce as back-up choices in the event that his marks aren't high enough.
"I'm nervous but eager," he said of the release of results.
Dustin studied Mathematics (2 unit), Advanced English, Biology, Legal Studies, Economics and Business Studies.
Students can access results on the internet at www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au or www.hscresults.nsw.edu.au.
They can be accessed over the telephone on 1300 669 248.
Students can also type an SMS text message with their student number and pin number, to 0427 659 900 from 6am tomorrow, to receive their results via text.Those who have pre-registered for the SMS service will receive their results automatically at about 6am.
The UAI - the numerical measure of a student's overall academic achievement in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) in relation to that of other students - will be released at 9am on Thursday.
The UAI is used by tertiary institutes to rank school leavers for admission into courses, and will be available from www.uac.edu.au.
The main round of university selections will be released in mid-January.