2020 HSC Achievements
- Dux: Carys L ATAR 96.1
- All-Rounder: Khiara L who achieved a Band 6 in 10 units
- Six students were nominated for ARTEXPRESS – Alanna K, Eden I, Freya L, Holly Q, India G, Bianca M. Three of these students were selected for ARTEXPRESS – Bianca M, India G and Eden I.
- 23 students were nominated for First Class, with six of these students selected to exhibit – Sophie D, Alivia D, Alanna K, Jacinta L, Cassidy M and Holly Q.
- Five students nominated for Shape – Maebh N, Charlotte L, Sophie Da, Emily M and Thomas T. One student selected for Shape – Maebh N.
- Four students nominated for TexStyle – Maebh N, Charlotte L, Sophie D, Emily M. One student selected for TexStyle – Charlotte L.
- One student nominated for InTech – Thomas T.
- Four students were nominated for Reprise – Serena Le S, Sophie D, Meabh N and Allira C. Two of these students were selected for Reprise – Sophie D and Allira C.
- Two students were nominated for Encore – Allira C and Meabh N.
- Achievements in Band 6, E4 and notional Band 6: 50
- Achievements in Band 5 and E3: 205
- Overall achievements above State average in 19 courses
- Achievements above State average for Band 6 in Community and Family Studies, English
- Ext 2, Legal Studies, Music 1, PDHPE, Textiles and Design, and Visual Arts
- Achievements above State average for Band 5 and Band 6 in Ancient History, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, English Ext 1, English Ext 2, History Ext, Hospitality, Investigating Science, Legal Studies, Music 1, PDHPE, Physics, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts
Year 12 Post School Destinations 2020
The class of 2020 included 140 students completing their Year 12 studies.
This cohort have demonstrated a greater diversity in their choice of employment and tertiary qualifications and careers than previous year groups.
The following observations were noted:
- 66% of students are enrolled to study at university.
- 80% of students are gaining further qualifications through either university study, completing vocational education and training at TAFE or an RTO, or through starting an apprenticeship/traineeship.
- 96% of university bound students have chosen to study at the University of Newcastle.
- 10% of students have been successful in gaining an apprenticeship or traineeship.
- 5% of students are looking for work.
- 4% of students are taking a structured GAP year.
- 2% of students have enrolled in TAFE to complete vocational education and training.
- 2% of students have enrolled in Newstep at the University of Newcastle.
- 2% of students were successful in gaining full-time employment.
- 7% of students were unable to be contacted.
- 70% of our HSC ATAR eligible students were offered university courses.
- Approximately 70 % of the 2020 cohort are continuing through to tertiary study.
(This includes university, TAFE or private colleges.)
Of our university bound students:
- Highest ATAR was 96.1
- 20% of students are enrolled in Science or Medical fields.
- 14% of students have enrolled in Engineering Degrees, including Construction Management.
- 15% of students have been offered Education degrees.
- 6% of students are undertaking degrees in Economics, Business or Commerce
- 5% of students are studying in Creative fields such as Music, Architecture, Animation, Design, Visual Communication or Film
- 20% of students are pursuing a degree in the field of Arts, Communication or Humanities
- 3% of students have chosen a degree in Information Technology or Computer Science
- 4% of students have enrolled in Newstep at the University of Newcastle
- 4% of students have been offered places at a university other than Newcastle.
*Gap Year is defined as a year in which students plan to enrol in a university course in 2022 but choose to spend 2021 gaining workplace skills and/or VET qualifications.
The following statistics are for ATAR eligible students.
To gather this data, we used the school UAC data, contacted students using home numbers, mobile numbers, Facebook and staff.
Observations noted from previous years:
- This year we have seen an increase in the number of students successfully gaining an apprenticeship or traineeship. This figure has more than doubled over the past 3 years.
- The number of students choosing to study a degree in the field of Arts, Communication and Humanities has doubled.
- University bound students are choosing to study a broader range of courses than in previous years.
- More students are choosing to take a structured gap year. Many students we spoke with who were taking a gap year were working at least 25 hours a week. Many had already enrolled in TAFE courses or other short courses to gain further qualifications and training. Most of these students are planning to enrol in programs at university or TAFE once they gain a better understanding of workplace issues and scope the employment landscape.
- Fewer students are choosing to study at a university other than the University of Newcastle.