The HSC is done and dusted and while school leavers around the Coast are celebrating their results, schools across the region are reviewing their own performance for the year.
The review comes with the release of the 2019 HSC school rankings by the NSW Education Standards Authority.
The Coast’s schools ranked as follows. Gosford High School was our highest ranking school, coming in at 52nd in the state, followed by Central Coast Grammar School in 100th and Henry Kendall High School in 244th.
The next best were St Edward’s Christian Brother’s College at 314th, Kincumber High School at 323rd and Central Coast Adventist at 326th.
The remaining schools ranked in the following order: Green Point Christian College, St Joseph’s Catholic College, Narara Valley High School, Erina High School, Kariong Mountains High School, Terrigal High School and Lisarow High School. None came in above the 350th mark.
Central Coast Grammar School’s Headmaster, Bill Low, said: “Dedication, focus and balance were three key priorities resulting in one third of students achieving an ATAR over 90. “12 per cent gained an ATAR of over 95 and 64 per cent achieved an ATAR over 80, ” he said. Low said he was particularly pleased that so many students had achieved their aspirations and would be successful in their chosen area of university study.
“A large number of offers for university study have already been forthcoming for a wide range of degrees. “The offers to students were from universities within NSW, across Australia and the USA. “The continually improving percentage of students with ATARs over 80 and over 90 has been an ongoing emphasis within the school, ” Low said.
Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell, said HSC students around the Coast had impressed.
“HSC students right across NSW should be feeling very proud of themselves, because regardless of their results, they have come to the end of a very challenging year and now is time to start thinking about what lies ahead, ” Mitchell said.
“Whether you are heading off to vocational training or university, or plan to travel or work, the opportunities that the HSC affords you here, and around the world, are endless. “Whilst it is inevitable that some of you may not have had the result you hoped for, there are a number of different pathways available now to help you reach your goals.
“Completing your HSC is an incredible milestone and I wish you all the best for life after school, as you take all that you have learnt with you onto your next chapter. “The world is your oyster, ” Mitchell said.
Source: Website Dec 18 NSW Education Standards Authority HSC 2019 Rankings Website, Dec 17 Bill Low, Central Coast Grammar School Media release, Dec 17 Sarah Mitchell, NSW Minister for Education Reporter: Dilon Luke