In just a few days’ time, students from all around Australia will receive their final Year 12 mark.
Anyone who has been there knows what it’s like. It’s an incredibly overwhelming time. It’s stressful, it’s tense and the pressure can feel all-consuming.
And while some students will find themselves hitting their goals when they receive their results, others will be disappointed.
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They might have achieved a less-than-perfect mark compared to what they were expecting. Or they might have ‘failed’, according to ranking standards.
But what happens to these students a few years down the track?
Does your final Year 12 mark really determine your future? (Not really).
Do their lives turn out differently to the ‘High Achievers’?
We spoke to six women who achieved a less-than-perfect score in their Year 12 exams and asked them what their lives look like now.