Almost 55,000 of the state's school leavers will find out their ATAR on Thursday. But it is doubtful many, if any, will truly understand the intricacies of how it was calculated.
Jasmine Tamer was so excited about getting her HSC results she stayed up most of the night before they were released, only to crash at 4am on Wednesday and wake up hours after they had gone live online. But the news she finally received was good.
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Thousands of HSC students, desperate to find out if they will get into university, have caused the top ATAR calculator websites to crash.
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The Age has created the following interactive graphic of how the VCE class of 2013 performed across the state, school by school.
The state's most talented maths and science students have urged more high school students to tackle the challenging HSC subjects instead of sticking to ''safe'' options.
A university lecturer's suggestion that HSC maths is not essential to study engineering has annoyed his colleagues, who say they have worked hard to counter that perception.