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Class of 2014 soars

School Assembly

The High Achievers Assembly

The sleeping academic giants residing in the century-old buildings in our Birrell Street campus stirred again this year. We had much to celebrate in February when we invited back 32 HSC High Achievers from the Class of 2014 who achieved ATAR (University) rankings in the top 15% of the State.

5 ex students with awards

Students from the class of 2014 are presented awards for their high achievements

There were many records broken by the class of 2014. Their achievements included:

Over 11% of students gained Band 6 results, giving the best HSC outcome in recent years with the College’s overall state ranking moving up 120 places to reach 133 in the State – a great achievement for a genuinely non-selective school.

Congratulations to Jack Boreham, Jonathon Hetherington and Kurt von Hofe for making the HSC All-Round Achievers List in 2014, for scores of over 90 in all subjects.

Waverley College students achieved 79 entries in the Distinguished Achievers List of those who achieved 90% or more in a subject, up 33% over last year.

The College achieved the highest combined Band 5 and 6 results to date (49.56%).

83% of all Year 12 students achieved a Band 4-6 result – this goes to the heart of the success of a competitive Year group that was supporting each other throughout their HSC studies.

83% (30 out of 36) of our subjects scored above the state average when all results were taken into account – a very important factor in the whole school performing well and constantly improving.

Congratulations to Ben Palmer, selected for ArtExpress, the 2014 HSC Visual Art Showcase for his beautiful photographic works.

On Thursday 5 February 2015 the College acknowledged its high achievers at a school assembly, after which the HSC High Achievers attended a forum for Years 11 and 12 where they shared their study tips and strategies with the Class of 2015.