Outstanding 2018 HSC results for Independent schools

Outstanding 2018 HSC results for Independent schools

Dr Geoff Newcombe AM, Chief Executive of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW), today congratulated all students who were awarded their 2018 Higher School Certificate.

“Every student completing their HSC deserves to be congratulated following the many years of study and hard work each has put in”, Dr Newcombe said.

“This year more than 16,500 students from Independent schools were awarded their HSC, accounting for 24 per cent of all students. The performance of students attending Independent schools was exceptional, accounting for as many as 45 per cent of all students on this year’s Merit Lists.”

Independent school students across all socioeconomic groups also achieved top band results at rates well above the state average. Ten per cent of the results for independent school students in the lowest socioeconomic grouping were in the top band, compared with the state average of six per cent.

“These results clearly show that Independent schools have a positive impact on the educational outcomes of students from all socioeconomic backgrounds, with their students more likely to achieve a top band result,” said Dr Newcombe.

“The quality of teaching in independent schools is a major factor behind the outstanding results we’ve seen this year. Congratulations are also due to all the teachers who have guided and encouraged their students to achieve their best.”

“This year’s HSC results confirm parents can be confident that by choosing an independent school their child will receive a high quality of education. The evidence is in these results and is also reflected in the fact that in New South Wales the rate of increase in school enrolments is highest in the Independent schools sector.”

In 2018, students from independent schools undertaking the Higher School Certificate:

· represented 24% of all candidates for the 2018 Higher School Certificate.

· accounted for 45% of those on the All Round Achievers list. This list is made up of those students who received a top band result across 10 or more units of study.

· represented 41% of all students who placed First in Course.

· accounted for 41% of the Distinguished Achiever results.

2018 HSC students received their results today.

/Public Release.