Fair Go: HSC always on cards for teen
GABRIELLE Cawley, 17, doesn't know what her future holds but for her, staying at school means anything is possible.
Both her parents completed their HSC and went on to university, and it seemed like the right path for Gabrielle as well.
"It was never really a question for me, to stay at school," Gabrielle said. "I never thought about leaving in Year 10."
While Gabrielle knows she wants to go to university after high school at The Rivers Richmond River High Campus, she isn't quite sure what career she wants to pursue.
Staying in school to further her education and choosing a broad range of subjects means she is keeping her options open.
"When we chose our subjects in Year 10, I thought I wanted to study science at university," she said. "Now I'm not so sure.
"I chose subjects that gave me a wide knowledge base so I have more options when I finish the HSC."
The subjects students are able to study now in the senior years are more varied than ever. Students are able to undertake TAFE courses and less traditional studies to help further their careers.