AMONG Nowra High School’s high achievers in the HSC were the school captains, Brydan Toner and Avalon Bourne.
Avalon’s band 6 was the result of her score of 94 per cent for French.
She received an ATAR score of 91.85.
“I was really thrilled, I thought French was one of my poorer exams,” she said.
“This result is good because I’m planning on going to France next year.”
Avalon has two early entry offers from the University of Wollongong and is hoping to follow a career in humanitarian aid.
“I’ve been looking at law and international studies,” she said.
“Brydan and I were school captains, so we had to work out when we needed to focus on school and knuckle down.
“When I knew what I needed I was able to do it.
“It’s easy to give up early on, it seems like everything is piling up and it’s never going to end, but it’s only one year.”
Brydan scored a band 5 in economics, legal studies and advanced English.
“I’m pretty happy with that,” he said.
“I was lucky enough to get early entry to University Of Wollongong to do commerce and am interested in law.
“Early entry meant I was just happy to complete the HSC. I was going to be happy with anything above 80 per cent.
“I was very relaxed about it, I don’t know how I managed but I think it helped me a bit.
“A lot of people get really wound up about it. I thought it’s not the be all and end all. If I miss out on uni there are other paths.”
PARIS BOUND: Avalon Bourne was thrilled to have scored a band 6 in French.
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