Unis court top student

Michael Tang achieved the highest possible ATAR score. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d413486
Michael Tang achieved the highest possible ATAR score. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d413486

The Rivervale resident received scholarship offers to study actuarial science at the University of Melbourne and Monash University, covering full tuition fees, $10,000 a year and flights to visit Perth during his course.

‘When I applied, I didn’t expect to get such big offers,’ he said.

‘I’m still undecided. It is a big change to move away from everyone.’

Michael said he was weighing up his options until university offers were released on January 17.

The 17-year-old received a general exhibition award from the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, placing him in the top 40 students in the state.

Michael said he was able to achieve such a high score by being consistent with study and spreading out his workload.

‘I made sure I spent three hours a day studying and not to push myself too hard,’ he said.

‘It did not have a big impact on me as I was still able to maintain a social life and a good night’s sleep.

‘It’s all about balance.’

Michael also won course exhibition awards in mathematics (specialist) and physics, and certificates of distinction in chemistry, maths (specialist) and physics.

He received the course exhibitions for achieving the top mark in the state for mathematics and physics, and received certificates of distinctions for placing among the top 0.5 per cent of students in the three courses.

Michael also received a certificate of commendation, awarded to students who received 20 A grades over the course of their WACE studies.

Others who did well:
– Rossmoyne Senior High School had 54 students receive certificates
of commendation from School Curriculum and Standards Authority
for achieving 20 A grades over the course ofWACE studies.
– Andy Do Young Joen, Lily Cullinan and Kelsey Gibson received
course exhibition awards for achieving the highest score in the state
for their given course. Andy received the top state score for accounting
and finance, Lily for health studies and Kelsey for physical education
studies.
– Santa Maria College student Monique Ziegelaar, from Shelley, received
a course exhibition award for religion and life studies.