HSC 2017 Overview

The following overview summarises some of the achievements of our girls in the 2017 Higher School Certificate.  Congratulations are extended to all the girls and their teachers.

Fascinating Facts

  • Number of Schols students who sat at least one subject in the 2016 HSC = 182

  • Number of Year 12 students who sat the HSC = 162

  • Number of Year 11 students who sat a subject = 20

  • Number of Traineeships completed = 2

Accelerated Learners

20 Year 11 students accelerated in Mathematics, completing the HSC in Mathematics. 9 (almost half) of those students achieved a result above 90%.

HSC 2017 Individual Highlights

Top Achiever (One of the top performances in the State):

  • Xinyang (Aurora) Ge placed 5th in the state in Japanese (Beginners)

All-rounders (90% or above in at least 10 units):

  • Lillian Atkinson

  • Claire O’Mahony

It is estimated that approximately 25% of the girls gained an ATAR above 90.

Stunning Statistics
  • 69 Distinguished Achievers

  • 137 Band 6 results achieved

  • Ancient History all students Bands 4,5,6;  70% band 5/6

  • Drama all Bands 4,5,6; 60 % Bands 5/6

  • English (Advanced) all Bands 4,5,6; 78% Bands 5/6

  • English Ext 1 100% Bands E3/E4

  • Food Tech 100% Bands 5/6

  • Mathematics Ext 2 100% Bands E3/E4

  • History Ext 100% Bands E3/E4

  • Music 1 and 2 100% Bands 5/6

  • Society and Culture 80% Bands 5/6

  • Textile and Design 100% Bands 5/6

  • Visual Arts 100% Bands 5/6

* Many students showed significant growth.


HSC Showcase and Exhibition



  • Paris Davies

  • Katriya Ng (selected)

  • Ava Olander-Bligh

  • Ruby Pedder (selected)



  • Bella Astley

  • Mia Brotherton

  • Claire O’Mahony (film)

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