One of Australia’s smartest schoolgirls shocked with career choice: “I don’t sell myself too much”

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A student who achieved a near-perfect ATAR score snubbed a high-flying career with choosing the highest paying jobs to study instead to become a high school teacher.

Grace Crow, 17, captain and dux of prestigious Queensland Cathedral College private school, scored an incredible 99.65 out of a high of 99.95 in its ATAR.

But instead of using Australia’s impressive higher education admissions score to enter college to study law, medicine, or business, Grace just wants to teach.

She applied for a place in the teaching course at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and aims to specialize in his favorite subjects – Mathematics and English.

Student Grace Crow (pictured) who earned a near-perfect ATAR score snubbed a high-flying career with choosing the highest paying jobs – to study to become a high school teacher instead

Grace Crow, captain and dux of the prestigious private school at Queensland Cathedral College (pictured), scored an incredible 99.65 out of a high of 99.95 in her ATAR

“I was actually told I was selling less but I don’t think that’s true at all,” she told the Mail-Mail.

“There’s a little bit of stigma around scoring this high and going into teaching, which doesn’t require a very high ATAR.

“I see teachers as the people who encourage the great innovators, the great creators, the great mathematicians of the world and I think this is a great career path and it will be a rewarding career.”

Grace, who lives in Rockhampton, has worked as a music teacher at Major Player Music School for the past three years which has given her a taste for an academic career.

Instead of using Australia’s impressive higher education admissions score to enter a university to study law, medicine or business, Grace Crow (pictured) just wants to teach

One of her four older sisters, Anna, is also currently studying teaching at QUT and Grace Crow says she is ‘over the moon’ with her ATAR scores allowing her to join her (pictured, students taking an exam)

She said she realized last year that this was the job for her after becoming passionate about its “fulfilling and satisfying” rewards.

One of her four older sisters, Anna, is also currently studying teaching at QUT and Grace says she is “over the moon” with her ATAR scores allowing her to join her.

“I feel very relieved probably more than anything,” she added.

“I’ve been a bit at the top these last few days.

“I was hoping to go over 99 and all of my predictions were over 99, so I was pretty confident I could get it, but I’m super happy I was done with what I got.”


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