The highest result of 96 was achieved by Year 10 student Ella Engelhardt for German Continuers and by Year 11 student and Head Girl 2019 Siena Scott-Hickie for French Continuers.
“I am so happy that I was able to achieve such a great result after 13 years of studying French,” Siena said.
“My French teacher is so experienced in the HSC French courses, so her advice was the most valuable tool I had while doing the course.”
Siena’s tips for other students studying languages: “Always listen to the feedback from your teachers. At the end of the day they know better than anyone else what will get you the best marks in exams.”
Siena hopes that by having learnt French, it will allow her to access employment opportunities in a variety of French speaking countries in the future.
“IGS has allowed me to study multiple languages from such a young age and in the global world we live in I couldn’t think of a better gift than that from my schooling,” she said.
What Siena loves most about learning a language is “the little things”.
“Being able to watch the movies without the subtitles, being able to understand snippets of conversations and texts and most importantly being able to communicate with people on the other side of the world.”
IGS also congratulates Siena on her excellent result accelerating in Mathematics.
Ella is currently on exchange in Germany, enjoying exploring her language skills and cultural knowledge first-hand.