Nicola Cole hopes to get an OP1. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Nicola Cole hopes to get an OP1. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Nicola hopes her number will come up when OP scores come out

LIFE is a numbers game for Rockhampton's Nicola Cole.

To say she loves maths would be an understatement.

And the 17-year-old hopes her maths skills will enable her to get an OP1.

If the Rockhampton Girls Grammar School student's calculations are right a high OP score will allow her to study actuarial studies at the University of New South Wales.

With her fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed, Nicola is patiently waiting for news on what her future holds come time to apply for university next year.

"I've always loved maths," she said yesterday.

"I was always that strange kid who actually enjoyed learning about it.

"It just clicks for me. There are so many things about maths that are interesting, and once you get it, you can see how it works in nature and in everything; its patterns."

Nicola said risk assessment was her passion and where she would like her degree to take her.

"I'd love to be able to assess someone and give them their life expectancy and how much they would need in insurance," she said.

Nicola, and hundreds of other Year 12 graduates from Central Queensland, will receive their OP score on December 14 and will apply for universities by January.



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