CCGS hits new highs with HSC results

Exceptionally strong 2018 HSC results have CCGS ranked at number 56 in the top 100 schools (SMH), an improvement of 27 places from 2017.

Headmaster Bill Low said that he was particularly pleased with the strong results across all areas. He praised the entire class of 2018 for their efforts, and congratulated teaching staff for such strong support and skilled teaching. In addition he acknowledged the very significant role played by parents and families in supporting their students’ wellbeing. 

Central Coast Grammar - Class of 2018

We’re very proud of the collective and individual achievements of our students, some of which include:

  • Seven students (Emily Brooks, Emelia Corlett, Emma Farncomb, Elena Khoury, Zoe Mitchell, Indigo Neville and Jake Vernon-Elliot) were honoured by inclusion in the NSW Education Standards Authority All Rounders list for achieving Band 6 in 10 or more units of study.
  • Four students (Emelia Corlett, Elena Khoury, Zoe Mitchell and Jake Vernon-Elliot) were named Top Achievers in eight subjects. Top Achievers represent the students who achieved one of the highest places in their subject.
  • Outstanding performances were recorded in Society and Culture with Zoe Mitchell ranking 1st and two other students ranking in the top 7 in the state out of 4,500 students. Max Goring was one of 14 students in this subject to be awarded a High Distinction for his Personal Interest Project, which investigated the erosion of civil liberties in Australia and the United States. 
  • In the Sciences 26% of students gained Band 6 results in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with Jake Vernon-Elliot ranking 2nd in the state in Biology.
  • Within the Performing Arts across the subjects of Music, Drama and Dance 55% of students gained Band 6 results with a record number of 16 nominations from the NSW Education Standards Authority.  Stephanie Macdougall, an exceptionally talented dancer received 2 selections to perform in the HSC Dance showcase.
  • In the area of Industrial Technology four students (Haci Can, Gianni Ferrazzano, Jack Kemp and James Trethewy) received nominations from the NSW Education Standards Authority for the Industrial Technology exhibition.

HSC highlights

  • 5% of our students achieved an ATAR over 99
  • 18% of our students achieved an ATAR over 95
  • 31% achieved an ATAR over 90
  • 43% achieved an ATAR over 85
  • 55% achieved an ATAR over 80
  • 53% of our students were noted on the NSW Education Standards Authority Distinguished Achievers list for achieving a Band 6 in 1 or more of their subjects

Head of Senior College, Denise McDonough applauded students on their outstanding achievements across all subject areas.

“It’s been an honour to watch our students work collaboratively together and with their teachers towards realising their academic goals. Equally important, was the students tremendous positive spirit, cohesion and resilience. These important life skills are a testament to their character which will serve them well in the future.

“Today’s exceptional results are a wonderful reflection of the significant time, effort and determination of each and every one of our students. They should be immensely proud of their achievements and confident to now begin their lives outside of school, taking with them a wealth of knowledge, experience and the continued support of the CCGS school community,” Ms McDonough said.

*ATAR results are based on the number of students seeking an ATAR. Results are correct at time of publishing.