THE big day is here, years of study has culminated in one final score, but we’re wondering – is your HSC mark and ATAR rank all it’s cracked up to be?
On Thursday, almost 70,000 NSW students received their HSC results and, just one day later, some 55,000 of them received an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
In the lead-up to the results being released, we asked some high-achieving individuals, who have been out of school for more than a few years, what they thought about these all-important HSC and ATAR marks.
These people come from all industry sectors across the Central West and they have a few things in common.
Inland Constructions owner builder/developer Dave Pennells
Q&A with Dave Pennells from Bathurst
Orange 360 general manager Caddie Marshall
Q&A with Caddie Marshall from Orange
Lithgow City Council mayor Ray Thompson
Q&A with Ray Thompson from Lithgow
The Pantry cafe owner Alex Reilly
Q&A with Alex Reilly from Forbes
Community Hub co-ordinator Katie White
Q&A with Katie White from Nyngan
Mitchell Conservatorium executive director Graham Sattler
Q&A with Graham Sattler from Bathurst
Author and performing arts teacher Tyrolin Puxty
Q&A with Tyrolin Puxty from Mudgee
Hilltops City Council tourism and events manager Mel Ford
Q&A with Mel Ford from Young
Lithgow Hospital general manager Jill Marjoram
Q&A with Jill Marjoram from Lithgow
Cowra Council general manager Paul Devery
Q&A with Paul Devery from Cowra
Rikard Wines owner/winemaker Will Rikard
Q&A with Will Rikard from Orange