David’s scores distinctly high
He admits that he is drawn to the fantasy corner of Tokoroa Intermediate’s library.
But there is nothing fictional about student David Murray’s result in the New South Wales English test after the 12-year-old scored a High Distinction for the test which he sat two months ago.
‘‘They are multiple question tests,’’ David said. ‘‘Everyone has been saying that it was hard, I was a bit mystified at that because it was quite easy for me.
‘‘The English test had questions like identifying the correct pronoun for something.’’
David had one hour to complete 50 questions.
‘‘We had one hour but I got it finished quickly so I was able to go over my answers.’’
David also scored a High Distinc- tion in his science test earlier this year. ‘‘I was really surprised because I didn’t think I could do it twice,’’ he said.
Principal Phil Straw said, ‘‘to get a High Distinction is an amazing achievement, he has now had two this year in different subject areas.
‘‘Using those tests as a guide he is performing in the top one per cent and that is quite some achievement.’’
School staff are also proud of 13-year-old Tamatha Paul-Durbin who gained a Distinction in the New South Wales English test.
DOUBLE DISTINCTION: Tokoroa Intermediate School student David Murray has scored a High Distinction in two New South Wales academic tests.