HSC 2016

Posted on December 15, 2016

St Joseph’s College is celebrating strong HSC results for 2016, with a number of outstanding individual and group achievements.

Three students were named on the Top Achievers List for placing in the top 20 in the state in a course, while seven students were named on the HSC All Rounders List for achieving in the top band in 10 or more of their units.

Top Achievers List
Finnegan Waugh (Year 11) – First place in the state in Mathematics 2 Unit.
Daniel Keneally – Fifth place in the state in Business Studies
Lachlan Brennan – 14th place in the state in Mathematics General 2

HSC All Rounders List
Timothy Barron
Lachlan Cumming
Tarkan Gursel
Henry Murphy
Patrick O’Farrell
Austin Rewell
Tim Wang

A total of 194 Year 12 students from St Joseph’s College sat the HSC examinations, along with 13 Year 11 students studying accelerated mathematics and two Year 11 students studying accelerated French Continuers.

Almost two thirds of all exam results were in the top two bands (above 80%) and more than 90% of all exam results were above 70%. In Mathematics Extension 2, Music 1, and French Continuers all students from St Joseph’s College achieved marks greater than 80%.

Exceptionally strong results were achieved in Information Processes and Technology, which scored 15.18% above the state exam mean, Industrial Technology with 14.53% above the state exam mean and all students scoring in the top two bands. Mathematics General 2 was 12.42% above the state mean an Ancient History with 10.28% above the state mean. Other subjects scoring notably higher than the state exam mean were French Continuers (+9.29%), Music 1 (+9.12%), Studies of Religion 2-unit (+8.66%), Mathematics (+8.35%) and Legal Studies (+8.25%).

The College recorded 184 entries from 85 individual students on the Distinguished Achievers List for achieving in the top band in a subject. Mathematics recorded 22 entries on the list, Studies of Religion 1-unit recorded 20 entries and Mathematics General 2 recorded 18 entries.

Exhibitions and Showcases

The College has continued its strong reputation for excellence in Visual Arts, with an incredible 12 students nominated for ARTEXPRESS and five selected for the exhibition. One student was successful in being selected for OnSTAGE and three students were nominated for InTech.

ARTEXPRESS nominations
Alexander Bernes
Alexander Crotti*
Spencer Fay*
Adam Goldie
Charlie Howald
Samuel Phillips
Hugh Reardon*
Henry Schofield*
Aaroon Suebhait*
Jordan Tan
Adam Tse
Mitieli Tuinakauvadra
(* indicates the student was selected for ARTEXPRESS).

OnSTAGE Nominations
Ryley Angles-Corke*
(* indicates the student was selected for OnSTAGE).

InTech Nominations
John Keesing
Lachlan Miles
James Neethling