Year 12. Long hours, gnarly teachers, exam woes, thorny class ranking politics; there’s plenty to complain about. That in mind, we asked the question, “how did you feel getting your ATAR,” to see whether the complaints would keep rolling.
98.3: I kinda expected it. Without saying “I expected it,” I thought I’d get above 97. Do I sound like a dick?
63: I care more than I thought I would. I knew I wouldn’t go well, because I fucked up pretty much every assessment. I’ll obviously lie and say I got 70.
89.8: Could they not just round it up? Pretty annoying.
93: Angry. My careers advisor told me I couldn’t get into a course that was 94 – and now I know that I got 93, I could have definitely got 94.
77: Yeah, cool! My course is 73. Laughing.
99.8: I am so relieved.
70.5: I spent most of Stuvac having sex with my girlfriend while my parents were at work.
92: Yeah, happy. I didn’t get above 90 for any of my subjects, so how bout that scaling!
88.5: I double took, I can’t believe it. I watched six seasons of Shameless in stuvac.
92: I am so shocked. I can’t believe it! I made up so much shit in English, modern and art.
58: I feel kinda dumb. I didn’t think I’d care. But I do now.
62: I am less stressed about this than the stupid tattoo at schoolies.
63: I am not an exam person, or a school person.
82: The goal I told people was 78, but my actual goal was 81. So … really happy.
84.6: Really happy! I have never been that studious, and I worked my ass off.
87: I used Jump the cartoon as my related text for English. So, gotta be happy with that.
93: Woah. I can’t believe it. I guess my grade pulled me up. Thanks guys.
96: I wish it was socially acceptable to ask your friends how they went, more because I want them to ask me.
95: I really don’t care too much. I want to do art next year, so marks don’t really impact my course. My Dad will be so happy though.