Round one offers end nervous wait

Keilor Downs College student Taahira Rajudin scored a perfect study score of 50 in Sociology. Picture Shawn Smits.

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre today released round one of tertiary course offers for 2018.

For many recent year 12 graduates across the state, it marks the end of a nervous wait.

But for Keilor Downs College student Taahira Radjudin it’s reward for hard work.

Ms Radjudin was one of Brimbank’s highest achievers last year, highlighted by a perfect study score of 50 in her sociology unit.

She was the only state school year 12 student in the western suburbs to achieve a perfect score in the subject, making the achievement even more significant.

While she said she expected to do well, Ms Radjudin said the perfect score came as a surprise.

“I put a lot of hard work in and expected something in the high 40s, but to see 50 was a bit of a shock,” she said.

“My teacher offered some after school classes, so I took full advantage of them, but I also did lots of practice essays and spent a lot of time memorising things.”

As year 12 captain of the college, Ms Radjudin led by example, achieving an ATAR in the 90s, however she wasn’t the only success story the school produced.

In total, the school had 33 students achieve an ATAR of more than 80, which Ms Radjudin said was just reward for hard work.

“For me, the achievements are a testament to our education at Keilor Downs College and the effort everyone, including the teachers, put in.”

Ms Radjudin hopes to receive an offer from her first preference.

“I’m hoping I’m accepted into the Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne,” she said.