Hard work pays off for A-grade student
GLADSTONE State High's Steven Cirson found out today he's been accepted into his course of choice, Law and Information Communication Technology, at Macquarie University in Sydney.
After scoring an OP 2 result last year Steven said he wasn't feeling too nervous about getting into the Law ICT course and will now take a well-earned gap year.
"I've deferred my course until 2017 so I can spend time with friends and save up money for when I go," he said.
He currently works at Pizza Hut and is considering stepping up his hours or getting a second job.
"I want to earn enough money so when I go down I can get accustomed and settle in before I need to find a job," he said.
Steven said his mum was very happy with his result and even double checked the result to make sure he was actually accepted into the course at Macquarie University.
"It's one less thing to worry about and now I can get it all planned out," he said.
"I don't want to take a nice and relaxing gap year only to have to stress out once I get to Sydney."
Having just completed year 12, Steven had some solid advice for students looking to score top marks this year.
"You've got to knuckle down because you don't want to regret it," he said.
"Work hard and don't slack.
"Don't think you can go out and have fun with your mates the night before a test and think you're going to do well. Just keep up the hard work until the end," he said.