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 2022


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


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


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

In 2022, in our cohort of 53 IB Diploma students:


Achieved an ATAR
over 99


Achieved an ATAR
of 95 or higher


Achieved an ATAR
over 90


Average ATAR for the
top 50% of students

In 2022, in our cohort of 115 HSC students:

The average ATAR of the
top third of students was


The average ATAR for the top
10% of students was


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


Subjects with 100% of students in the top two performance bands:
Design and Technology, English Extension 2, History Extension, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension, Visual Arts,
French Continuers, French Extension, German Continuers, Italian Continuers, Spanish Continuers, Spanish Extension

In 2022, 60 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 2021, this figure was 53 per cent and in 2019, it was 60 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 2022 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.
2020 cohort2021 cohort2022 cohort
Number of students in cohort156149174168
% of students with ATAR 95 or above15171824
% of students with ATAR 90 or above31343338
% of students with ATAR 80 or above58605360
Number of students who studied HSC107 (69%)99 (66%)130 (74%)115 (68%)
Top HSC student ATAR99.49998.999
% of HSC students with ATAR above 9030331521
Avg ATAR of top 10% of HSC students97.0396.769697
Avg ATAR of top 20% of HSC students –8993.394.4
Avg ATAR of top 50% of HSC students9088.758688
Number of students who studied the IBDP49 (31%)50 (34%)44 (25%)53 (32%)
Top IBDP score / ATAR99.2599.7599.9599.95
% of IBDP students with ATAR above 95 25374857
% of IBDP students with ATAR above 9044688275
Avg ATAR of top 10% of IBDP students98.0199.4999.7599.8
Avg ATAR of top 50% of IBDP students94.497.397.398.6
Avg IB score / ATAR89.5 92.893.994

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 2022, the average ATAR of the top 50 per cent of our IB Diploma students was a historic high of 98.5.

Higher School Certificate

Each year, around 60-70 per cent of our Year 11 students choose to study the NSW Higher School Certificate as their graduate credential in Year 12. Our students are fortunate to have a large breadth of subject choices offered when undertaking the HSC. The 2022 Year 12 HSC cohort again performed strongly: the average ATAR for the top 10 per cent of HSC students was 97 and the average ATAR for the top 50 per cent was an impressive 88.


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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