‘It’s amazing’: After an anxious wait, Marty wakes to a perfect score

By Emma Anvari, with Ciaran O’Mahony and Bianca Roberts, Harry Gell and Anna Prytz

Everyone was awake and holding their breath in the Schwarz household as 18-year-old Marty opened up his VCE results at 7am on Wednesday, revealing 99.95 – a perfect score.

With raw 50s across multiple subjects such as English, specialist maths and chemistry, the Mount Scopus student said he was thrilled.

“It’s amazing,” Marty said. “It’s definitely been a crazy ride for all of us, and I was lucky to have great support from my school, my teachers, and my family.”

Despite being an unprecedented year with COVID-19 and online learning, 2020 was not Marty’s first encounter with virtual schooling, having received a 49 in algorithmics last year after completing the subject via the Virtual School Victoria program.

You can read the rest of this piece at The Age

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