Class of 2016 HSC Results

Thursday, 15th December 2016

The School Council, Principal and staff of St Columba Anglican School wish to acknowledge the excellent Higher School Certificate results of the Class of 2016. The students of the 2016 cohort have performed at an outstanding level and deserve warm congratulations.The class of 2016, our 10th  Higher School Certificate candidature, have upheld the proud academic tradition of the School, building on the achievements of those who came before them.                                        

The statistics for the Class of 2016 tell the story with over 63% of students’ results in the top two performance Bands. This year’s cohort achieved excellent results across a range of Higher School Certificate subjects. Approximately 18% of student results appeared in the Distinguished Achievers List. These results see SCAS placed at 81st in the top 100 schools in the State (source SMH), a ranking which places SCAS as the top performing regional school. Some subject results of note include: 100% of students studying Music 1 achieved Band 6 results; 67% of students in Software Design and Development achieved Band 6 results;  67% of students studying Music 2 achieved Band 6 results; 63% of the Drama students achieved Band 6 results, 67% Extension History students achieved Band 6 results; 57% of Textile & Design students achieved Band 6 results; 44% of SCAS Dance students achieved Band 6 results. Two students achieved State rankings in the Top Achievers List; Alexandra Runge 10th in Textiles and Design and Harold Seefeld 8th in Software Design and Development. 

Grace Sneddon placed in the HSC All Rounders List, achieving Band 6 results in 10 units or more. Grace achieved Band 6 results in Advanced English, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, Legal Studies, Modern History and French Continuers. Our warm congratulations go to Grace as she heads off to the Australian National University to hopefully study a combined Law degree.

The recipient of the 2016 SCAS Award (recognising excellence in a range of academic, leadership, sporting and cultural pursuits), Madeleine Brown, also enjoyed academic success, achieving Band 6 results in five subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Legal Studies, Music 2 and Music Extension. Madeleine's composition for Music 2 has been selected to be performed in the Encore concert at the Sydney Opera House. Madeleine hopes to study Medicine in 2017.                       

A number of our students have been nominated for excellence in HSC subjects: SCAS students received 11 nominations for HSC Dance 'Callback' - congratulations to Grace Caldwell, Inez Jacobs, Abigail Smith, Anna Kolbe, Erin Duly, Rosanna Laird and Erin McDermott; Briannan Rider was nominated for ‘DesignTech’; Ellinore Frederick was nominated for ‘Textstyle’; Angus Gill and Kate Gallagher were nominated for HSC Drama ‘On Stage’ and Thomas Vorias, Angus Gill and Samuel Killick were all nominated for HSC Music ’Encore’. We congratulate these students on their outstanding achievement. A large number of the class of 2016 will matriculate to university studies in 2017/18. A number of our students have already received offers of early acceptance into the University of New England, Charles Sturt University, Southern Cross University, Newcastle University, the University of Canberra and the University of Wollongong.                       

Overall candidates received Band 6 results across twenty-nine different subject areas in 2016 –Ancient History, Biology, Chemistry, Dance, Drama, Design and Technology, Standard English, Advanced English, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, Entertainment Industry, French, Geography, Legal Studies, Mathematics General, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Modern History, History Extension, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension, PDHPE, Physics, Society and Culture, Software Design and Development, Studies of Religion, Textiles and Design and Visual Arts.                       

We congratulate the class of 2016 and wish them well for what lies ahead of them.