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Warners Bay High School

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HSC Results 2022

2022 HSC Achievements

  • ATAR Dux: Tyler F. ATAR 98.6
  • All-Rounder: Tyler F. who achieved a Band 6/E4 in 11 units
  • Eight students were nominated for ARTEXPRESS – Lilly T, Grace M, Taylor B, Mia H, Reese H, Kiara M, Mackenzie C, Mayra K. Seven of these students were selected for ARTEXPRESS – Lilly T, Grace M, Taylor B, Mia H, Kiara M, Mackenzie C, Mayra K.
  • Nine students were selected for First Class – Lilly T, Madeline C, Grace M, Isabelle S, Kyah S, Mayra K, Mia H, Reese H, Sylvie L.
  • Three students nominated for Shape (InTech) – Max G, William K, Luke T. One student selected for Shape – Max G..
  • Achievements in Band 6, E4 and notional Band 6: 63
  • Achievements in Band 5 and E3: 208
  • Overall achievements above State average in 18 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 Community and Family Studies, Design and Technology, English Ext 2, Food Technology, Hospitality, Mathematics Ext 2, Mathematics Standard 1, Music 1, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts

Distinguished Achievers List

List of students who have achieved Band 6 (a mark of 90 or more) or Band E4 in Extension courses.

Year 12 Post School Destinations 2022

The class of 2022 included 172 students completing their Year 12 studies.

The following observations were noted:

· 64% of students are enrolled to study at university in 2023.

· 76% of students are gaining further qualifications through either university study, completing vocational education and training (VET), or through starting an apprenticeship/traineeship.

· 87% 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.

· 2% of students are looking for employment.

· 5% of students are taking a structured Gap year.

· 2% of students have enrolled in TAFE to complete vocational education and training.

· 10 % of students were unable to be contacted.

· 80% of our HSC ATAR eligible students were offered a place at university.

· Highest ATAR: 98.6 (Tyler Freund)

Of our university bound students, approximately:

· 30% of students are enrolled in Health and Medical courses. (including Psychology)

· 20% of students have enrolled in Science, Environmental and Engineering degrees.

· 10% of students are pursuing a degree in the field of Arts, Communication or Law.

· 10% of students are studying in Creative fields such as Music, Architecture, Animation, Design, Visual Communication or Film.

· 9% of students have been offered Education degrees.

· 6% of students are undertaking degrees in Economics, Business or Commerce.

· 6% are pursuing a degree in Sports and Exercise Science.

· 9% of students have enrolled in Open Foundation at the University of Newcastle.

· 13% of students have chosen to study at a university other than the University of Newcastle.

2022 Cohort Career Pathways  Approx. %
University 64%
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 10%
TAFE or RTO 2%
Full-time/ Part-Time work  7%
Gap year (includes casual work and /or TAFE) * 5%
Looking for work 2%
Unable to contact  10%

*Gap Year is defined as a year in which students plan to start a university degree or VET qualification in 2024 but choose to spend 2023 gaining workplace skills and/or VET qualifications and/or micro credentials.


The following statistics are out of 137 ATAR eligible students. (35 students had a non-ATAR pattern of study).


ATAR Bands  % /137  WBHS 2022 Cohort
90-99.95 9



80-89.95 17
70-79.95 19
2022 NSW Median ATAR = 71.25  NSW Median ATAR
60-69.95 24



Below 60 31

Significant observations noted from previous years:

· Undergraduate degrees in, Health, Science and Engineering continue to be the most popular amongst WBHS university students.

· The number of students choosing to study at university has increased by 7% from the previous year.

· Many students who were taking a Gap year were working at least 30 hours a week. Many had 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.

· Many students, parents and carers praised the quality of teaching and support at WBHS and thanked the teaching staff for their assistance.