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HSC Results 2016

The Class of 2016

The Class of 2016

Head of College, Ray Paxton has congratulated Waverley College’s 2016 HSC students, saying he is delighted with this year’s results.

“Our students have achieved very strong results across the full range of HSC subjects this year,” said Mr Paxton.

“I acknowledge the outstanding commitment of staff and the support of parents during the HSC journey. We are proud of the diversity of our student body and the achievements of all our students,” he said.

Three students were recognised on the list of ‘All Rounders’, having achieved top marks across 10 or more of their Units of Study; Zachary Brown, Max Shanahan and Finn Westwood.

Thomas Kossenberg was acknowledged by Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, for achieving First in Course for Studies of Religion II – the second year in a row a student at the College has achieved this honour.

37 students achieved 86 ‘Distinguished Achiever’ places across 23 subjects, placing these students in the top 10% in NSW in their subjects.

“In 2016, compared with 2015, we have achieved five more Band 6 Distinguished Achiever results even though our students sat significantly fewer exams,” Mr Paxton said.

The College’s top ATAR result was achieved by Finn Westwood with 98.95.

RESULTS SUMMARY

All Rounders

(These students achieved the top band possible across 10 or more Units of Study.)

  • Zachary Brown
  • Max Shanahan
  • Finn Westwood
Max Shanahan, Zachary Brown and Finn Westwood.

Max Shanahan, Zachary Brown and Finn Westwood.

First in Course

  • Thomas Kossenberg, Studies of Religion II (This is the second year in a row that a Waverley student has achieved this standard.) Read more.
Tom Kossenberg with his First Place Award.

Tom Kossenberg with his First Place Award.

Top Achievers

  • Thomas Kossenberg, Studies of Religion II

Distinguished Achievers

(These students achieved the top band possible in a Unit of Study.)

Waverley College students achieved a total of 86 Distinguished Achiever places in the 2016 HSC:

  • Zachary Brown: English (Advanced), English Extension 1, Legal Studies, Mathematics General 2, PDHPE, French Beginners
  • Dante Campagnaro: Design and Technology, Visual Arts
  • Dominic Cartmer: Mathematics General 2
  • Tyea Christie: Studies of Religion II
  • Andreas Corcoran: Studies of Religion I
  • Christian D’Aloia: Business Studies, Studies of Religion II
  • Bryce Dean: Design and Technology
  • Matthew Dunne: Mathematics Extension 1
  • Constantine Fragias: PDHPE
  • Henry Gibson: Mathematics
  • Nicholas Gregory: Biology, Mathematics General 2, PDHPE
  • Nicholas Guerrera: Italian Beginners
  • Adam Hassan: Mathematics General 2, PDHPE
  • Jake Jansen: Design and Technology, Visual Arts, Studies of Religion I
  • Thomas Kossenberg: English Extension I, Studies of Religion II
  • Angus Lawson: PDHPE, Studies of Religion II
  • Finley Lewis:  Design and Technology
  • James Mahony-­Brack: PDHPE, Studies of Religion I
  • Adam McCauley: Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Physics, Studies of Religion 1
  • Finnius Mergler: Business Studies, PDHPE, Studies of Religion I
  • Alexander Michaux: Legal Studies, Studies of Religion II
  • Jackson Mohi: Mathematics General 2
  • James Mood: Business Studies, English Extension 1, Legal Studies, PDHPE, Studies of Religion I
  • Eliott Oliver: Chemistry, Mathematics, Music 2
  • Thomas Pantazis: PDHPE, Studies of Religion I
  • Marcus Prestianni: Legal Studies
  • Blair Ryan: Mathematics General 2
  • Jack Ryan: English Extension I, Studies of Religion II
  • Maxim Shanahan: Ancient History, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, Legal Studies, Modern History, History Extension, Studies of Religion II
  • Lachlan Small: PDHPE
  • Samuel Smyth: Chemistry, Mathematics, Studies of Religion II
  • Lachlan Stewart: Mathematics
  • Mark Thorsby: English (Advanced), Mathematics Extension I, Mathematics Extension 2, Physics, Studies of Religion I
  • Lachlan Trowell: Food Technology, PDHPE
  • Matthew Udovcic: Mathematics General 2
  • Austin Wem: Studies of Religion I
  • Finn Westwood: Chemistry, English (Advanced), Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Physics, Studies of Religion I
  • Benjamin Whitten: Business Studies, Studies of Religion I

HSC Showcase Nominations

Bryce Dean has been shortlisted for the Design and Technology Shape Exhibition. Read more.

Max Munro has been nominated for OnSTAGE for his drama performance from ‘Death of a Salesman’. Read more.

Liam Molloy and Harrison Kyriakou have been nominated for ART EXPRESS for their Visual Arts Photomedia Final Works. Read more.

Eliott Oliver has been nominated for ENCORE for his two musical pieces “Stress: A Trial by Fire” and “Dash of Ink”.

Bands and Ranking

From a total of 716 Scores:

  • 12.01% scores of 90+   86 Band 6 scores: +6 on 2015
  • 25.97% scores of 85+   100 high Band 5 scores + 86 Band 6 scores
  • 48.60 % scores of 80+  348 Band 5-­6 scores
  • 84.21% scores of 70+  603 Band 4-­6 scores
  • 97.75 % scores of 60+  700 Bands 3-­6 scores

SMH State Ranking: 125  (The state ranking calculation used by the SMH is: Total number of Band 6/E4 (86) / total examinations attempted (716) = 12.01%)

School vs State Mean Variation

27 of the 34 subjects (74%) undertaken were above State Mean.

The following courses were + 5 or greater above the State Mean:

  • Studies of Religion II  +13.46
  • Design and Technology  +12.45
  • Industrial Technology  +9.79
  • PDHPE  +8.25
  • Legal Studies  +7.78
  • Mathematics Extension 1  +7.66
  • Food Technology  +6.60
  • Ancient History  +6.59
  • Mathematics Extension 2  +5.97
  • Physics  +5.95
  • Mathematics General  +5.57
  • Chemistry  +5.46
  • English Standard  +5.46

ATAR Results

The College has been informed of the following ATAR results.

Congratulations to these high achievers, who attained an ATAR of 85 or more:

  • Finn Westwood 98.95
  • Mark Thorsby 98.25
  • Zac Brown 97.90
  • Maxim Shanahan 97.65
  • Samuel Smyth 97.45
  • Alexander Michaux 95.10
  • Adam McCauley 95.05
  • James Mood 94.60
  • Matthew Dunne 94.20
  • Christian D’Aloia 94.20
  • Tom Kossenberg 94.15
  • Lachlan Small 93.55
  • Jake Jansen 93.15
  • Eliott Oliver 92.45
  • Tyea Christie 92.30
  • James Mahony-Brack 91.85
  • Nicholas Gregory 91.45
  • Lachlan Trowell 91.15
  • Jack Ryan 90.50
  • Finnius Mergler 89.30
  • Adam Hassan 89.15
  • Joseph Larcinese 88.35
  • Marcus Prestianni 86.95
  • Austin Wem 86.60
  • Blair Ryan 86.70
  • Andreas Corcoran 85.80
  • Thomas Pantazis 85.45
  • Angus Lawson 85.05

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