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Two First-In-Course Results in HSC

Release Date: 14-Dec-2018 | Go Back

Roseville College Class of 2018 graduates, Sarah Leatherbarrow and Lucy Watson (pictured) are awarded First in Course in the 2018 HSC.

The College Vice Captain, Sarah Leatherbarrow, ranked First in Course for Visual Arts, and is selected for ARTEXPRESS 2018 for her major work Budding Disillusion.

“I was genuinely hoping to be included in ARTEXPRESS and felt that news was ‘the icing on the cake’ for my HSC. I have always enjoyed the course and was determined to work hard during my HSC. However, I was shocked to place first in NSW in Visual Arts,” admits Sarah, who is one of the elite Premier’s Award recipients and who now aims to study medicine.

Prefect, Lucy Watson, ranked First in Course for Studies of Religion 1 and says her passion for history was a common theme of her HSC subjects, which included Ancient History, Modern History and History Extension (for which she received a Highly Commended Award for her major project by the History Teachers’ Association).

“I was really surprised at the first in course news; I have always worked hard at School, but this result is really an encouragement to anyone who might not identify themselves as ‘very academic’. It is proof that you really can exceed your own expectation with hard work and the support of teachers who guide and develop you in your learning,”says Lucy, who accepted an Early Admission to Macquarie University in Arts/Law and hopes to pursue a teaching career in History and Legal Studies, like her father.

“First in Course is a remarkable testimony to the dedication and insight of the recipient,” says Principal, Ms Deb Magill. “To see Lucy and Sarah achieve this distinction, and to appreciate the hard work of both students and their teachers throughout the duration of the HSC, is a beautiful reward. I am very proud to share this result among the College’s HSC highlights this year.”

Year 12 students received their HSC results this week, with First in Course results announced on Wednesday. Roseville College achieved the fourth highest number of First in Course awards in NSW.

The College releases its 2018 HSC Outcomes publication on Friday 14 December.