Mullumbimby High School HSC students enjoy some relaxation at The Pass, Byron Bay, after receiving their results last Wednesday.
Mullumbimby High School HSC students enjoy some relaxation at The Pass, Byron Bay, after receiving their results last Wednesday.

'Surprise' Year 12 results

Malika Amberose was expecting a pretty good Higher School Certificate result, but she was taken by surprise when she received Band Six results in all her subjects.


The Mullumbimby High School student said she had worked hard throughout the year, but felt she had lost motivation towards the end.


“My teachers all said that I would do well, but I certainly wasn’t expecting such high results,” Malika said.


“It’s really quite surreal at the end, and you don’t know what the exam markers are looking for, but I am really happy with my results.”


Malika received 90 for Advanced English; 92 for Society and Culture; 93 for Legal Studies; 94 for Business Studies and 95 for Modern History.


She intends to go to university in Brisbane next year and study International Relations and Politics.


Fellow student Declan Burke received five subjects in Band Six and one subject in Band 5 and an ATAR (university entrance rank) of 99.1.


He did particularly well in Mathematics with a mark of 97 in Mathematics Extension 1 and 91 for Mathematics Extension 2.


Declan intends to go on to actuarial studies at university in Sydney where he has already won a scholarship.


Emily Riches couldn’t believe it when she received a perfect score of 50 for English Extension 2.


“I really didn’t expect that,” she said.


“It’s the best surprise I could have gotten, as English is the subject I cared most about.”


Emily’s ATAR score was an impressive 99.3.


School principal Ian Graham said the school had a long tradition of academic excellence in the HSC and this year was no exception.


“The 93 students completing Year 12 have achieved excellence across all subjects, reflecting their dedication and hard work, as well as that of their committed and supportive teachers,” he said.


“Congratulations to all our students and their families on their well-deserved success.”


The highlights of the results this year include 48 (52 per cent) students scored 80 per cent or above in at least one subject; 21 (23 per cent) students scored 90 per cent or above in at least one subject and 12 (13 per cent) students scored above 80 per cent in every subject.


Excellent subject results were in Society and Culture; Textiles and Design; Mathematics Extension 2; Industrial Technology; Drama; Engineering Studies; Hospitality; English Extension 2 and Mathematics 2 unit.


More than 10 students received an ATAR of more than 90.


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