Senior College 10-12

Outstanding results

The School's performance in public examinations including NAPLAN tests, the Higher School Certificate and IB Diploma Programme confirms an atmosphere of highly accomplished teaching and learning.

Congratulations Class of 2021

18%

Achieved an ATAR of 95 or higher
(Top 5% of ATARs available in NSW)

33%

Achieved an ATAR of 90 or higher
(Top 10% of ATARs available in NSW)

53%

Achieved an ATAR of 80 or higher
(Top 20% of ATARs available in NSW)

In 2021, in our cohort of 44 IB Diploma students:

14%

Achieved an ATAR
over 99

46%

Achieved an ATAR
of 95 or higher

80%

Achieved an ATAR
over 90

97.3

Average ATAR for the
top 50% of students

In 2021, in our cohort of 130 HSC students:

The average ATAR of the
top third of students was

90

The average ATAR for the top
10% of students was

97

The total number of Band 6
results (above 90) was

91

Subjects with 100% of students in top two performance bands:
Aboriginal Studies, French Continuers, German Continuers, Japanese Beginners,
Japanese Continuers, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension, Science Extension,
Spanish Beginners, Spanish Extension

In 2021, 53 per cent of the graduating cohort achieved an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) over 80 (that is, in the top 20 per cent in NSW). In 2020, this figure was 60 per cent and in 2019, it was 58 per cent. Our students across both credentials have managed to achieve at very high levels in a large variety of subjects, which points to the excellence of our passionate and dedicated teaching staff, who go to extraordinary lengths to ensure students have every opportunity to excel and reach their potential. Typically, more than 90 per cent of our students are offered their first or second choice course at their first choice university.

Discover more about St Andrew’s 2021 HSC and IBDP outstanding results in our News posts.

Year 12 HSC Music student James Stewart was invited to perform the above 2021 Showcase item, Why God, Why? from Miss Saigon at NESA’s Encore performance evening in February 2022.
2019 cohort2020 cohort2021 cohort
Number of students in cohort156149174
% of students with ATAR 95 or above151718
% of students with ATAR 90 or above313433
% of students with ATAR 80 or above586053
  
Number of students who studied HSC107 (69%)99 (66%)130 (74%)
Top HSC student ATAR99.49998.9
% of HSC students with ATAR above 90303315
Avg ATAR of top 10% of HSC students97.0396.7696
Avg ATAR of top 20% of HSC students –8993.3
Avg ATAR of top 50% of HSC students9088.7586
   
Number of students who studied the IBDP49 (31%)50 (34%)44 (25%)
Top IBDP score / ATAR99.2599.7599.95
% of IBDP students with ATAR above 95 253748
% of IBDP students with ATAR above 90446882
Avg ATAR of top 10% of IBDP students98.0199.4999.75
Avg ATAR of top 50% of IBDP students94.497.397.3
Avg IB score / ATAR89.5 92.893.9

IB Diploma Programme 

The school introduced the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) for Senior College students in 2009 and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) to Year 7 students in 2016. Since 2016, all Year 7-10 students undertake the MYP. Around 30 per cent of our Year 11-12 students (around 50 students) choose to study the IBDP. In 2021, the average ATAR of the top 10 per cent of IB Diploma students was a historic high of 99.75 and the average ATAR for the top 50 per cent was a stunning 97.3. It was also the first year featuring two students with a perfect Diploma score of 45 out of 45, which equated to an ATAR of 99.95.

Higher School Certificate

Each year, around 60 per cent of our Year 11 students choose to study the NSW Higher School Certificate as their graduate credential in Year 12. The 2021 Year 12 cohort performed strongly in the HSC: the average ATAR for the top 10 per cent of HSC students was 96 and the average ATAR for the top 50 per cent was an impressive 86.

Reporting 

St Andrew’s Cathedral School has four formal methods of reporting on student progress.

They are: 

  • The Interim Report – issued towards the end of Terms 1 and 3 for students in Years 7 to 10. This provides a general overview of student work habits.
  • Academic Reports – provide a comprehensive summary of student progress. These are issued towards the end of Terms 2 and 4 for Years 7 to 10, Year 11 in Terms 2 and 3. Year 12 students receive these reports towards the end of Terms 1 and 3. 
  • Parent/Teacher interviews – held at various times throughout the year for each year level – provide an opportunity for parents to meet with individual teachers to discuss their child’s progress.
  • Weekly Parent Digest – emailed to students and their parents every Friday afternoon and gives a brief summary of student progress and involvement. As well as this, there are informal opportunities for parents to discuss their child’s progress through conversations with individual class teachers.

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