With the first round of tertiary education offers to be released this Wednesday, many Brimbank school leavers are enduring a nervous wait.
However high-achieving Derrimut student Jamieson Battistella already has her studies planned out.
Jamieson achieved an ATAR score of 92.65, enough to guarantee her entry to the University of Melbourne’s bachelor of arts program.
Making her score even more remarkable is the fact that Jamieson is a highly ranked athlete.
She said studying year 12 subjects before her final year made the world of difference.
“That gave me time to juggle my study and athletics and I managed to get scores in the 40s for those two subjects, which set me up for the following year.”
She said her college helped make a stressful year a lot easier.
“At Maribyrnong College they really helped me arrange my studies. I had six study periods a week which meant I could go and do some training and then come back.”
“Or if I was away at a competition and missed a SAC, they could reschedule it for me and made sure I had enough time to study.”
While Jamieson is excited to begin university, she also plans to continue her athletics career.
As a heptathlete, Jamieson competes in seven events over two-day competitions.
“The dream one day is an Olympics [but] it’s the same as it’s always been, with baby steps.”