The James Ruse Agricultural High School has for the 25th Earned the title of NSW’s best school for the first time in a row, an unprecedented achievement in the history of graduation

Baulkham Hills High School finished second, North Sydney Boys and Girls High School third and fourth. The fifth grammar in Sydney was the only independent school in the top 10 in the state

Rachel Powell, director of James Ruse, feels the weight of expectations every year. “We got it! It’s a great relief,” she told the Herald. “The students work so hard and are very supportive of each other This is a real endorsement for all of this hard work and collaboration””

The best non-selective school was Ascham on 11 Mackellar Girls High, part of the NBSC (Northern Beaches Secondary College) network, was the top-ranked public comprehensive school at 43 Parramatta Marist High was the best Catholic system school at 46

Tangara School for Girls, which had to close for two weeks in August due to a COVID-19 cluster affecting older students, climbed 78 places to 25th Place, the best performance in several years

The director of Mackellar Girls, Christine del Gallo, said she was “absolutely delighted that we were able to support our girls through the COVID-19 dilemma so that they can achieve such amazingly wonderful results for them”

The seven James Ruse students who received an ATAR of 9995, from left to right: Winston Huang (standing), Eric Huang; Anthony Huang; Sariena Ye; Dineth Fernando; Alexander Van Phan; Grace LiCredit: Anna Kucera

Concerns private students have an advantage over high performing public students due to better distance learning resources and shorter shutdowns due to COVID-19 seem unfounded, with more public schools in the top 10 since then, and more comprehensive public schools in the top 100 than last year

It also didn’t seem to affect the top students’ overall scores 17th507 outstanding performers this year compared to 17122 in 2019

Of the top 50, 18 were state selective schools, one was a comprehensive state school, two were Catholic systemic schools, and the rest were independent

Of 14 independent schools in the top 25, nine were same-sex girls’ schools, same-sex public comprehensive schools also did well: Willoughby Girls, 59, NBSC Balgowlah Boys, 60, and Epping Boys High, 76, became Chatswood High, a joint comprehensive school 69

The top ranked Catholic systemic schools were Parramatta Marist High, Brigidine College Randwick on Nov. and St. Ursula’s College on Jan. Place

One of the consistent improvers in the top 50 was the St Luke’s High School, which opened for the past five years from 57 on the 24th Place has risen, Loreto Normanhurst, the Al Noori Muslim School and the Mount Carmel Catholic College

Schools overseas have improved their ranking.The IPEKA Integrated Christian School in Jakarta, which the HSC has been offering for almost 20 years, came in 57th Place and the Australian International School Singapore 89 Place, the best result ever

Students Parramatta College of Our Lady of Mercy, which was closed for two weeks due to COVID-19, also did well with 150 Volume 6 results

James Ruse has been first in the HSC rankings since 1996 when he took the Sydney Grammar’s crown Year another compulsory subject

It is the most sought-after of the state’s 50 or so selective schools and has the highest entry-level ratings for 7th grade Year seven of his undergraduates received an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 9995

The school has a reputation for being an “ATAR factory,” but one of the most successful students, Dineeth Fernando, said the school was much more than that. The school had many after-school activities. His favorite was basketball >

“This is what we look forward to when we get to school,” said Dineth Fernando, “we all go to court every day. There’s this kind of stigma in high-performing students, but you have to focus on a number of things other than learning get in to cope with the mental stress ”

Nationwide, the success rates (the number of band 6s / E4s as a percentage of the entries) were slightly lower than in the previous year In 2019, schools needed a rate of 5145 to crack the top 10 This year it was 4749

Declan Zammit from Barker College and Sariena Ye from James Ruse Agricultural High School had more internships in certain subjects than any other student with five outstanding results each

Declan had a first place in Latin sequels, two second places in classical Greek continuers and a classical Greek extension, and a ninth place in math extension 1 and a tenth place in math extension 2

Sariena was a leader in chemistry and physics, taking ninth place in mathematics extension 1 and third place in extension 2 and eleventh place in advanced English

To calculate school and subject rankings, the Herald uses Volume 6 data from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), which reflects grades between 90 and 100

Each volume represents what a student can demonstrate, what they know, understand, and can Average performance in most courses is usually a mid-1970s grade or a volume 4 NESA only provides HSC data for volume 6

The Herald calculates its ranking using success rates, which are the ratio of Volume 6 results at a school to the number of students who have taken exams at the school.The Herald only counts NSW schools that have at least 150 HSC Subject results were registered

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