The best: Newcastle Grammar’s Alex Young and Hannah O’Callaghan from All Saints College St Mary’s Campus are high achievers. Picture: Max Mason-HubersHighest ATAR in the HunterWilliamtown student’s triumph despite red zone traumaHSC results the best birthday presentMerewether claims three top 20 spots in BiologyTHE number of Hunter students appearing on the most prestigious Board of Studies merit listis at a five-year high, as girls continue tooutperform their male peers.
More than 77,000 NSW students received their Higher School Certificate results on Thursday.
The Hunter was a strong performer on the Board of Studies’ annual All-round Achievers, Top Achievers and Distinguished Achievers lists, a day after three of the region’sstudents topped the state in their subjects.
The All-round Achievers Listof students who received results in the highest band possible in 10 or more units of study included 38 students from the wider Hunter, 25 girls and 13 boys.
Of these, 17 were from selective school Merewether High, nine were from Catholic schools, eight were from independent schools and four were from state schools.
The list also included 15 Central Coast students, 11 girls and four boys. Of these,eight were from selective school Gosford High, five were from independent schools and two were from Catholic schools.
These numbers were up from last year, when 24 Hunter students and 11 Central Coast students were named on the list. It is also up from the 35 students from across theHunter and Central Coaston the2014list,the 31 students on the 2013 list and the 44 students in 2012.
The Top Achievers List of students who earned a ranked place in a subject as well as a mark over 90 included 26 students from the wider Hunter, 18 girls and eight boys.
Of these, 11 went to state schools, seven to Merewether High, four to Catholic schools, three to independent schools and one to Hunter TAFE.
It also included nine Central Coast students, five girls and four boys. Of these, five went to Catholic schools and four went to Gosford High.
Last year’s list had 28 wider Hunter students and nine Central Coast students. In 2014 there were 30 students from the combined Hunter and Central Coast on the list, compared to 32 in 2013 and 30 in 2012.
This year, seven students from the wider Hunter and Central Coast appeared on both the All-Round Achievers and Top Achievers lists. This included Merewether’s Imogen Lewis, who came fourth in English (Advanced) this year, after topping the state in her accelerated Legal Studies course last year.
Catholic Schools Office Director of Schools, Ray Collins, congratulated students “on completing such a milestone event and the staff who ensured they were well prepared for their exams”.Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli said the HSC was a world class credential. “Undertaking the HSC gives young people skills and experience that will serve them well in their lives beyond school.”
Students will be able to access their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) from 9am on Friday through the My UAC app or uac.edu419论坛