PRIORITISING assignments and subjects was key for Maddington student Karuna Nair in getting a 99.75 ATAR.
The Perth Modern Student was happy with her WACE exam results, having come away with two prizes.
She won a special subject award for Italian and a certificate of distinction.
Throughout Year 12, she studied Italian modern history, ancient history, English literature, psychology and chemistry.
Karuna said there was a lot of pressure to focus on school work.
“I think it’s really important to prioritise things as there is so much to do all the time,” she said.
“I think you decide what you want to get and focus on that. Some people know they can get the marks they want and they need to decide that.”
She also said exercise was a way to get away from study.
“I tried to exercise and would just go to the gym and prefer to do it by myself,” she said.
“Whenever I did that, it was a lot less stressful.”
The 17-year-old said she was looking forward to university life.
“I am really excited, there is a lot more flexibility and freedom, and you are still doing things but don’t have to do things you don’t really enjoy,” she said.
Karuna said she was excited to never do maths or science again.