Lumen Christi Catholic College, South Coast Anglican College (SCAC) and Eden Marine High School (EMHS) have all reported strong results in the 2012 Higher School Certificate (HSC).
Seventy three students sat for their HSC at Lumen along with 95 at EMHS and just 19 at SCAC. They were among 73,000 students in NSW who finished Year 12 this year, with more than 54,000 going on to be eligible for the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) – the rank NSW and ACT universities use to select school leavers for their courses.
At Lumen, 18 students were awarded a band six, which is above 90 per cent, across a wide range of subject areas. Five band six results were awarded to industrial technology students; two each in legal studies and drama; and one each in agriculture, biology, chemistry, English advanced, food technology, general maths, modern history, PD health PE and studies of religion.
“There were also 153 band five (80-90 per cent) results so this is an exceptional result from a cohort of 73 students,” a college spokesperson said.
“From the HSC results it is clear that all students achieved above their expectations and this is due largely to the dedication, commitment, knowledge and skills of the staff at Lumen Christi.”
At the time of writing, three students had achieved ATAR results over 90.
Among SCAC’s Year 12 students, 40 per cent achieved band five results and the school said it was pleased to see the level of achievement.
“This year ancient history, physics and chemistry were outstanding with 50 per cent of the candidates achieving results in the top 20 per cent of the state,” a spokesperson from the school said.
“Overall 40 per cent of this year’s students achieved results in the top 20 per cent of the state of which the college is extremely proud.
“A number of students have already been successful in securing early entry for their chosen university courses, which has taken some pressure off receiving their HSC results.
“We congratulate our students for achieving their best. For some, completing the HSC has been an achievement that they did not at one stage think possible and so for them this is a wonderful milestone.
“We thank our dedicated and competent teachers for their after-hours tuition and holiday study classes which have contributed to their students’ success.”
Meanwhile, EMHS has reported excellent results across the board with a trend in improvement among band 1 (up to 50 per cent) and band 2 (50 to 60 per cent) students.
“A brief analysis of overall school results indicates a steady improvement for students overall from last year, particularly in the shift of data from bands 1 and 2 into bands 3 and 4,” an EMHS spokesperson said.
The school was also pleased to have a number of students perform strongly to achieve band 6 results.
“We had 16 band 6s in 10 different courses and 87 band 5s in 27 different courses recorded,” the school said.
“Ten students were placed on the merit list of having at least one band 6, which included outstanding results from Emma Clark, Beth Prowse, Anthea Drowley, Aysha Kerr, Madalene Wungluck, Ellie Stewart, Jake Brazel, Dylan Elks, Jack Hay and Chloe Jackson.
“The excellent results achieved by these students create a broad range of further education opportunities for their future and many students have excitedly contacted the school to let their teachers know their ATAR.
Merimbula’s Beth Prowse scored an impressive 94.40, while Anthea Drowley, also of Merimbula, achieved 92.85, while Pambula’s Jack Hay (91.96) and Chloe Jackson, of Pambula Beach (87.3) were other strong ATAR performers.
EMHS principal, Ian Moorehead, has already contacted a number of students and their families to pass on congratulations and announced that the school has undertaken an initial analysis of results.
“Specific data analysis packages will be used to identify areas of strength and improvement for the coming HSC year,” the EMHS spokesperson said.