‘I feel like I deserved it’: Sydney students achieve perfect IB score

Jan 6, 2020 by

Hard work is in Christyon Hayek’s DNA. And it has paid off for the Trinity Grammar student.

Hard work runs in Christyon Hayek’s family. He watched his father, a stonemason who arrived in Australia from war-torn Lebanon as an 18-year-old with no English and no money, work tirelessly to create a stable life for his family.

So the Trinity Grammar student applied similar determination to his studies, and both father and son were rewarded when Christyon learned he had achieved highest possible mark in his International Baccalaureate Diploma.

A score of 45 in the IB equates to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 99.95. The 17-year-old was surprised by the result, but “when I look back and think about how hard I worked,” he said, “I feel like I deserved it.”

Almost 650 NSW students on Friday received the results of their IB Diploma program, an alternative to the Higher School Certificate that is only available to students in NSW if they study at one of the 21 independent schools offering it.

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