In 2019 our students had the choice of the HSC or the IBDP. IBDP results are detailed at the bottom of this page.
Our preliminary analysis of HSC results shows that over 60% of the cohort achieved Band 6 results. Students gained these Band 6 results in 30 different courses demonstrating the diversity and depth of the curriculum at Santa Sabina allowing our students to thrive in their areas of interest and expertise.
The students gained outstanding results in TAS, Languages, English, IPT, History, HSIE, Studies of Religion, Mathematics and Creative Arts. We also saw continued excellence in our Extension courses.
In 2019 111 Year 12 students and 23 accelerants undertook study in 36 NESA Developed Courses.
- 82 students (including 19 accelerants) received a result in the highest band possible for one or more courses and are recognised on the NESA Distinguished Achievers List.
- 19 of the 23 accelerated students received a Band 6 result on the Distinguished Achievers list with one student receiving two Band 6 results.
- This means over 60% of students attempting an HSC course achieved a Band 6. (Approximately 11% of students achieve at this level across the state.)
- Santa Sabina students appeared 184 times, many students more than once, on the NESA Distinguished Achievers List across 30 courses, celebrating the diversity of our success.
- Santa Sabina College was ranked 47th in the state by SMH (30th in 2018, 47th in 2017, 46th in 2016, 59th in 2015). The Sydney Morning Herald also noted that ‘When schools have large numbers of students sitting the International Baccalaureate Diploma rather than the HSC, their ranking can be affected. Those schools include…Santa Sabina College.’
The 2019 results reflect strong performances particularly in the following courses:
- Music 2 – 100% of the cohort received Band 6
- French Beginners – 75% received Band 6
- Italian Continuers – 70% received Band 6
- Design & Technology – 63% received Band 6
- Information Processes & Technology – 57% received Band 6
- Ancient History – 55% received Band 6
- Mathematics – 50% received Band 6
- Music 1 – 50% received Band 6
- Japanese Continuers – 50% received Band 6.
Impressive Extension results:
- Italian Extension – 100% of the cohort received E4
- Japanese Extension – 100% received E4
- English Extension 2 – 80% received E4
- English Extension 1 – 60% received E4
- Maths Extension 1 – 54% received E4
- Music Extension – 50% received E4
SHOWCASING OUTSTANDING STUDENT WORK – HSC SHOWCASES
Each year NESA showcases outstanding student project work in a series of exhibitions and performances. The 2019 selections and nominations were:
Selected for Texstyle and Shape 2019 – Textiles & Design
Nominated for Shape 2019 – Design and Technology
Isabella Lo Surdo
Nominated for ENCORE – Music 2 – Composition
Nominated for ARTEXPRESS – Visual Arts
Bond University Film and Television (national) Awards (BUFTA) – Visual Arts
Suzanna Steele – Best Experimental Film, Best Cinematography and Best Sound Design.
ATARS OF OUR HSC STUDENTS
One hundred and eight HSC students were eligible for an ATAR (three students were non-ATAR, studying vocational subjects).
- 43% achieved an ATAR of 90 or over (47% in 2018)
- 20% achieved an ATAR of 95 or over (24% in 2018)
- 13% achieved an ATAR of 97 or over (11% in 2018)
- 6% achieved an ATAR of 98 or over (7% in 2018)
- 2% achieved an ATAR of 99 or over (3% in 2018).
Congratulations to our first-ever International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) candidates whose results were released on 3 January 2020. Thirty percent of IBDP students achieved in the top level of a subject and 50 percent of students received IB marks that give them an equivalent ATAR of over 90.
Students who achieved in the top level (Grade 7 – Excellent) in individual subjects:
Music – Elizabeth Chun
English – Paula-Maree Chalita and Alannah Webb
Biology – Noor-E-Sehar Younis
Philosophy – Sally Randall
The IBDP is marked out of 45. Of our cohort of 12, three students received 40, giving them an ATAR of 98.05. A fourth student received 39 which gives her an ATAR of over 97.
ATAR EQUIVALENTS OF OUR IBDP STUDENTS
- 50% achieved an ATAR of 90 or over
- 33% achieved an ATAR of 95 or over
- 25% achieved an ATAR of 97 or over
- 16% achieved an ATAR of 98 or over.
OVERALL ATARS FOR THE ENTIRE COHORT
One hundred and nineteen HSC/IBDP students were eligible for an ATAR (three students were non-ATAR studying vocational subjects). The combined results for the Class of 2019 are:
- 44% achieved an ATAR of 90 or over (47% in 2018)
- 22% achieved an ATAR of 95 or over (24% in 2018)
- 14% achieved an ATAR of 97 or over (11% in 2018)
- 8% achieved an ATAR of 98 or over (7% in 2018)
- 2% achieved an ATAR of 99 or over (3% in 2018).
Congratulations to all our students on outstanding results! We are delighted to see the improvement in the highest performing students – those with ATARs over 97. All other results remain stable at our very high standard. More details including individual profiles of high achievers will follow in our Santa Scholars magazine which will be published in February 2020.