‘Surprised’ Max achieves fourth place in HSC course

Congratulations to IGS Class of 2021 alumnus Maximilian Lauren for achieving a rare 'fourth place' in one of his courses.

Max was ranked fourth in the State in German Beginners.

“The rank was very surprising to me at first, as I haven’t always been the most academic student,” Max said.

“Overall, I am very pleased to have achieved this rank as it has given me a lot of confidence going forward.

“My advice for younger students is that you should choose subjects that you want to learn yourself or pursue as a career.

“In my opinion, this is more worthwhile for one to do, rather than just choosing subjects that scale well but you aren’t at all interested in.

“It also helps you stay motivated, even through tough times.”

Max was particularly interested to learn German as it made him feel closer to his German family heritage.

“This reasoning helped me to stay motivated throughout my studies and allowed me to enjoy what I was learning every day.”

Max thanked his IGS teachers for supporting him throughout Years 11 and 12.

“I would like to thank my teachers who have been there for us throughout these past two years and without their support, we wouldn’t have had any idea what to do in the exams.”

Max plans to work as a Physiotherapist Aide this year and then move to Finland next year to study for a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

“My plans haven’t changed because of COVID, which I am extremely grateful for.”

We wish Max all the best!

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