Sydney Catholic Schools’ Executive Director, Tony Farley, has congratulated our 2020 HSC top achievers on their outstanding results in a challenging year.
In this video announcement he applauded the hard work of our 3876 HSC students who collectively have received 2602 merit awards.
“This morning’s results have confirmed that the students and teachers in our 33 secondary colleges have a great deal to be proud of,” Mr Farley said.
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Impressively, five Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) students have topped the state in their HSC courses, and Brigidine College Randwick has improved their ranking for the second straight year to remain SCS’ highest ranked school.
Brigidine is now 49th in NSW, compared to 64th in 2019, according to data derived from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
The rankings are calculated using the ratio of the number of band 6 (90-100 marks) results to the number of exams sat by the school.
Freeman Catholic College in Bonnyrigg Heights had the highest number of All-Round Achievers recipients from SCS’ cohort with eight of the total received.
“SCS is absolutely delighted with the HSC results which show consistent improvement,” SCS’ Director Education and Research, Dr Kate O’Brien, said.
Dr Kate O’Brien. Photo: Kitty Beale
“All students who completed the exams should be very proud of their achievement,” Dr O’Brien said.
“It shows persistence, tenacity and this year, more than anything, commitment.
“The creativity to adapt during COVID-19 has resulted in excellent results from teachers and strong rewards for students.
“This is clearly evident in the number of students recognised as distinguished achievers (2511).
“To achieve a band 6 or 4E result shows the pursuit of excellence, constantly refining a piece of work to continuously improve.”
“The creativity to adapt during COVID-19 has resulted in excellent results from teachers and strong rewards for students” – Dr Kate O’Brien