Our 2020 HSC students have achieved admirable final results, given the unpredictable year they experienced last year. Despite the difficulties, the students were able to overcome the challenges and perform at their best, which is evident from the outstanding HSC results across a range of subjects.
41% of the students’ results were either a Band 5 or Band 6 – the two highest bands achievable. The students received 17 Band 6 results with ten students from the School being placed on the Distinguished Achievers list for achieving the highest band possible for one or more subjects. The school also received 112 individual Band 5 results with 42 students achieving at least 1 Band 5 result – a fantastic effort by the students during a year of COVID-19.
The Grammar has continued to improve on its academic performance; the students received 10% more Band 4, 5 and 6 results this year as compared to the 2019 cohort. These results mean the School’s average ATAR in 2020 is higher than any previous year – something for of which both our staff and students can be proud.
Excellent results were also achieved by our VET students in both Tourism, Travel and Events as well as Primary Industries. Outstanding individual results included Ashah Downie who came second in the state in Tourism, Travel and Events as well as Lara Urbaniak who came fifth in the state for Tourism, Travel and Events. Both these students studied and completed this subject in Year 10 and 11 as part of our early starter program for VET students.