HSC exam results revealed

By ADAM HICKS

CHRIS GORMAN doesn't have to wait for his future to arrive in the letterbox. The soon-tobe exercise science student is already off and running with his tertiary education.

As the State's Year 12 students anxiously await their HSC results due today, the Trinity Catholic College captain is already planning for his move to Southern Cross University.

The 18-year-old was one of more than 100 students from NSW and Queensland to get a place at SCU before they received their Year 12 results. Chris said he was offered the place last week.

"It has given me peace of mind to know that I can keep working and living here in Lismore while I undertake my university studies," he said.

Plus it also cuts the stress levels during the wait for exam results.

"Other kids are worrying about it. They don't know what they will be doing or where they will be going," he said.

"I'm not as anxious now, or focused on marks. It would still be nice to do well, but it is not weighing my mind down."

Chris was offered a place in the exercise science and nutrition course through the STAR Entry Scheme which was based on students' results throughout the year, rather than just the HSC.

"That's why I accepted it, because it's a bit more consistent, accurate," he said.



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