A comprehensive study reveals that the high school scores of a student, in fact, will not define them for the rest of their lives.
Sarah Westwood (38) from Sydney is making headlines following her success in life, despite not getting above 70% in her final year.
She has chosen to speak out only now, telling us, “I only got 65% in my HSC and it really stuck with me for the first 20 years of my career. But then I realised that I was running my own business and had more Instagram followers than any of my friends that performed better than me in high school, and I thought it was time to forgive myself”.
She is hoping her story reaches other students in the same position, who believe that HSC = life.
The Footnotes contacted several teachers, advocates for the HSC’s lasting impact, who refused to comment on Sarah’s story but noted, “We have it on good authority that a student’s ability to present the theme of discovery in a creative writing has a direct correlation to their ability to work with people.”
Another student, who is currently studying law and wishes to remain anonymous, commented on the issue, “I only got 55 in my final year, and now I am studying at Bond University. My Dad just paid up front!”
More on the story as it unfolds.