Please, just don?t mention the marks
by Leigh Pritchard.
THERE were mixed feelings for students who received their Higher School Certificate exam results yesterday.
Former McAuley Catholic College student Jessica Dougherty, 17, was ecstatic with her marks.
The moment the results were released online at 6am, Jessica logged onto the Board of Studies website.
"I did really, really, really well," she said.
In four subjects, she was placed in the highest band, six.
She was optimistic about her Universities Admission Index (UAI) result, which was available online from 9am today.
She hopes to study physiotherapy at the University of Sydney.
Jessica and Jared Callaghan both attended a barbecue at McAuley Catholic College yesterday, where they broke the one rule ? 'no talk about the HSC or our marks'.
Mr Callaghan, 18, said his best result was 82 per cent for religion.
"It is not better or worse than I expected," he said.
Maclean High School leaver Josh O'Brien, 18, said in hindsight he did not study enough, although he got in the mid to high 80s in most of his subjects.
"They are just numbers," Mr O'Brien said.
nAnyone who was a high achiever in the HSC, or knows of one, please contact The Daily Examiner.