This week all around Lane Cove HSC students nervously checked their HSC and ATAR results. It’s been a long year for HSC’s students (and their parents). One of those Lane Cove students checking out his results was St Ignatius Riverview Student Patrick Fuccillli.
Well done to Patrick who achieved the following:
- All rounder (Students who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) in 10 or more units of courses);
- Top Achiever (a Student achieved one of the state’s highest places in an HSC course or VET examination and also achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4); and
- Distinguished Achiever (Students who achieved a mark of 90 or above in specific subjects).
Patrick studied 8 subjects (12 units) and received Band 6/E4 (highest band) in the 8 subjects he completed. This is an amazing achievement. According to those who know all about HSC statistics this is exceptional and quite unusual for someone to achieve a Band 6/E4 in every subject. He also obtained an ATAR of 99.35
But wait there’s more. Not only did Patrick study hard to achieve these results, he was also
- House Captain in 2018;
- Participated in a 10 day Immersion to Timor Leste in 2017. Immersions are a Jesuit College initiative offering students the opportunity to perform service by working alongside the poor and disadvantaged;
- Awarded the Archbishop of Sydney Award for Student Excellence in 2018; and
- Selected to participate in the Sydney Catholic Schools Immersion experience in Europe last month.
In the Cove spoke to a very modest Patrick and asked him a few questions about his brilliant results.
How Many Hours a Week Did He Study?
Patrick said that in addition to study during school hours, he studied about 20 hours a week. His advise to anyone starting secondary school is do your homework and the rest will follow.
What were his favourite subjects?
He favourite subjects were Italian and Latin.
What is doing now the HSC is over?
1n 2019, Patrick will take a gap year. He will serve as a ‘gappie’ in a Jesuit school in Dublin Ireland (Clongowes Wood College – Kildare). When he returns from his gap year he would like to study a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations) at the University of Sydney. This course has a fixed ATAR entry point of 92.
What are his Future Career Plans?
Patrick would like to work towards a diplomatic career with the Department of Foreign Affairs. Hw is also interested in pursuing an internship with the Vatican. This would be an ideal fit given his Italian and Latin skills. He also came 5th in the State for Religious Studies.
What Other Activities did you undertake during HSC?
Patrick played the Saxophone (Baritone, Alto and Soprano) and was in the St Ignatius Riverview Student Big Band the school’s Saxophone Quartet.
In 2019, Patrick will take a gap year. He will serve as a ‘gappie’ in a Jesuit school in Dublin Ireland (Clongowes Wood College – Kildare). When he returns from his gap year he would like to study a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations) at the University of Sydney. This course has a fixed ATAR entry point of 92.
Patrick asked ITC to thank his mum, dad and sister for their help during HSC (in particular the exams). Mum made him a cooked breakfast everyday and drove him to the exams. Patrick would also like to say a thank you to all of his teachers at St Ignatius College Riverview. In particular he would like to thank his Latin teacher Mrs Perrett for all her help and encouragement.
Well done Patrick – you’re an allrounder.
Well done to everybody who completed their HSC this year. ITC saw many familiar Lane Cove names on the HSC Merit List.