A student who scored an almost perfect ATAR mark has snubbed a high-flying career with the pick of top-paying jobs to study to be a high school teacher instead.

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

But instead of using the impressive Australian Tertiary Admission Rank score to walk into a university spot to study law, medicine or business, Grace just wants to teach.

She’s applied for a place in the teaching course at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and aims to specialise in her favourite subjects – maths and English.

Student Grace Crow (pictured) who scored an almost perfect ATAR mark has snubbed a high-flying career with the pick of top-paying jobs - to study to be a high school teacher instead

Student Grace Crow (pictured) who scored an almost perfect ATAR mark has snubbed a high-flying career with the pick of top-paying jobs - to study to be a high school teacher instead

Student Grace Crow (pictured) who scored an almost perfect ATAR mark has snubbed a high-flying career with the pick of top-paying jobs – to study to be a high school teacher instead

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

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

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

‘I have actually been told that I’m underselling myself but I don’t think that’s true at all,’ she told the Courier-Mail.

‘There’s a bit of stigma around getting such a high score and going into teaching, which doesn’t require a really high ATAR.

‘I see teachers as the people who foster the great innovators, the great creators, the great mathematicians of the world and I think it’s a great career path and will be a rewarding career.’

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

Instead of using the impressive Australian Tertiary Admission Rank score to walk into a university spot to study law, medicine or business, Grace Crow (pictured) just wants to teach

Instead of using the impressive Australian Tertiary Admission Rank score to walk into a university spot to study law, medicine or business, Grace Crow (pictured) just wants to teach

Instead of using the impressive Australian Tertiary Admission Rank score to walk into a university spot to study law, medicine or business, Grace Crow (pictured) just wants to teach

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

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

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

She said she realised last year that it was the job for her after becoming passionate about its ‘enriching and satisfying’ rewards.

One of her four older sisters, Anna, is currently also studying teaching at QUT and Grace says she’s ‘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 on a bit of a high for the past couple of days.

‘I was hoping to get over 99 and all my predictions had been over 99 so I was pretty confident that I could get that but I’m super happy to have ended up with what I got.’

Source: Daily Mail

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