Leah Ambler still hasn’t come down to earth after receiving her UAI (University Admissions Index) mark of 99.75 including a perfect score of 50/50 in 3 Unit French as a bonus!
Leah, who lives in Mittagong and attended Frensham as a boarder, is planning to study a combined Asian Studies/Law degree at the Australian National University and has also applied for a place in the Distinguished Scholar program.
As her results confirm, Leah has a wonderful flair for languages and studied both 3 Unit French and Japanese.
In her Law degree, Leah would like to specialise in International Law and eventually combine this with her language skills by working in the United Nations.
Beyond her outstanding commitment to her studies, Leah also involved herself fully in the wider life of the school. She played hockey, cricket, tennis and water polo and was a member of the Mock Trial team, Choir and Madrigal group.
“Although I live locally, I chose to be a boarder because of the advantages with the chance to focus on my studies, the wonderful support of my friends for study and discussion of our work, the easy access to teachers and the opportunity to stayed involved in so many activities all year round,” she said.
Clare Roxburgh is thrilled by the news that she received a UAI of 98.7 while also topping the state in 2 Unit Latin.
Clare, who lives at Mulgoa and attended Frensham school at Mittagong as a boarder, is still not certain of what she will study at university but knows that Law will a part of it, either combined with an Arts degree or an International Studies degree. However, long term Clare would like to work in journalism and communications and believes that Law is a great foundation for such careers.
While strongly focused on her studies and her position of Prefect leadership within the School, Clare involved herself generously and successfully in a wide range of activities.
“I played hockey and waterpolo and I debated every year,” she said. Debating was particularly good as it has developed my skills in public speaking and has given me greater confidence. Being a boarder was also a great advantage as there was wonderful support from my friends when I was studying. It helped that everyone was undergoing the same stresses as you and no matter what problem you had with a subject, there was always someone who could help solve it.”
Ms Julie Gillick, head of Frensham, believes that the size of the school, the dedication and experience of staff and the balanced approach to study are key factors
in the extremely pleasing HSC results.
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