HSC, ATAR results, 2019: What next? Business leaders, owners have their say

RESULTS TIME: Almost 70,000 students will receive their HSC results on Tuesday, that same afternoon ATAR rankings will be out as well. Photo: FILE
RESULTS TIME: Almost 70,000 students will receive their HSC results on Tuesday, that same afternoon ATAR rankings will be out as well. Photo: FILE

THE big arrives this week, 13 years of school is done and dusted and it all comes down to two final marks, but we're wondering how much do those marks really matter?

On Tuesday, 67,915 students will receive their Higher School Certificate mark, making the HSC the most popular school credential of the year.

At 1pm on the same day students who requested it will receive their ATAR or Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank.

In the lead-up to the HSC and ATAR results being released we spoke to some of the region's business leaders, owners, tradies and workers to see how they went in their own schooling.

Some didn't finish school, many didn't receive they mark they were hoping for and others had absolutely no idea what they wanted to do when they finished their studies.

We spoke to a whole range of workers, so take a read and get inspired.

Childcare worker

NYNGAN: Jen Cross is a child care worker. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

NYNGAN: Jen Cross is a child care worker. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

Bank branch manager and business chamber president

COWRA: Jordan Core is a branch manager for the NAB and also the Cowra Business Chamber president.

COWRA: Jordan Core is a branch manager for the NAB and also the Cowra Business Chamber president.

Career adviser and former teacher

COOTAMUNDRA: Cath Alderman is a career adviser for students at Cootamundra High School. She formally worked as a teacher.

COOTAMUNDRA: Cath Alderman is a career adviser for students at Cootamundra High School. She formally worked as a teacher.

Plumber and business owner

BLAYNEY: Blake Hoadley is the owner of Blake's Plumbing and Contracting. Photo: MARK LOGAN

BLAYNEY: Blake Hoadley is the owner of Blake's Plumbing and Contracting. Photo: MARK LOGAN

Business owner and councillor

FORBES: Chris Roylance is the managing director of Roylance Auto One, he is also a councillor with Forbes Shire Council.

FORBES: Chris Roylance is the managing director of Roylance Auto One, he is also a councillor with Forbes Shire Council.

Mechanic and business owner

PARKES: Patrick Lenehan is a qualified mechanic and the owner of Regos Plus Tyre and Mechanical.

PARKES: Patrick Lenehan is a qualified mechanic and the owner of Regos Plus Tyre and Mechanical.

Sales person, councillor and NSW RFS volunteer

COOTAMUNDRA: Gil Kelly is an Wurth Australia, a councillor with Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council and a NSW Rural Fire Service volunteer.

COOTAMUNDRA: Gil Kelly is an Wurth Australia, a councillor with Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council and a NSW Rural Fire Service volunteer.

Indigenous elder and business owner

WELLINGTON: Wiradjuri elder Herb Smith is the founder and chief executive officer of Dreamtime Tuka. Photo: FAYE WHEELER

WELLINGTON: Wiradjuri elder Herb Smith is the founder and chief executive officer of Dreamtime Tuka. Photo: FAYE WHEELER

Smash repair shop owner

OBERON: Oberon Smash Repairs owner Andrew Yeo.

OBERON: Oberon Smash Repairs owner Andrew Yeo.

Real estate agency owner

DUBBO: Matt Hansen Real Estate owner Matt Hansen. Photo: SUPPLIED

DUBBO: Matt Hansen Real Estate owner Matt Hansen. Photo: SUPPLIED

Indigenous leader and business owner

ORANGE: Indigenous leader Gerald Power owns and runs two businesses - Indigenous Cultural Adventures and Sherwell Aviation. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

ORANGE: Indigenous leader Gerald Power owns and runs two businesses - Indigenous Cultural Adventures and Sherwell Aviation. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

Motorcycle clothing retailer and business leader

LITHGOW: Peter Pilbeam is the president of Lithgow Business Chamber president and also runs online motorcycle clothing store AGV Sport. Photo: CIARA BASTOW

LITHGOW: Peter Pilbeam is the president of Lithgow Business Chamber president and also runs online motorcycle clothing store AGV Sport. Photo: CIARA BASTOW

Real estate agency owner

BATHURST: Stacey Whittaker owns Bathurst Real Estate with her husband Mick. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

BATHURST: Stacey Whittaker owns Bathurst Real Estate with her husband Mick. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

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