Principal, International Grammar School
I am delighted to share with you the highlights of our HSC students’ outstanding academic success. They have supported one another and worked tenaciously to achieve a wonderful collective outcome. Congratulations Year 12! Well done!”
- Benjamin Street has been awarded 100 per cent in Mathematics Extension 1.
- Sasha Saad and Benjamin Street have been named in the prestigious NSW All-Round Achievers List. They have been awarded Band 6 – 90 per cent or above – across courses totaling 10 or more units. This is an outstanding achievement reserved for a small number of students across the State.
- There were 59 Distinguished Achievers – IGS students who were awarded 90 per cent or above in at least one course.
- IGS students received 117 honourable mentions for distinguished achievement.
Acceleration in Languages
- 19 students accelerated in Languages, with results ranging from 82 to 94 and a mean of 87. Well done to the following students for their outstanding achievements: Lukian Adams, Jimena Armstrong, Vincent Breckenridge, Indigo Chambers, Gina Corridore, Evan Filo, Isabella Fitzgerald, Emma Garrett, Elizabeth Grasso, Hannah Kroeger, Jack Lyons, Mi-kaisha Masella, Nino Molinaro, Jonathan Pan, Simon Peyrachon, Remi Roure, Sarah Street, Claire Thom and Flinders Twartz
- Students accelerated across eight languages, in Spanish, German, Japanese, French, Italian, Chinese in Context and Ukrainian.
- A Year 10 student has completed an HSC course two years early. We congratulate Simon Peyrachon for achieving 92 per cent in HSC French Continuers (Band 6).
Acceleration in Mathematics
- 12 Year 11 students accelerated in Mathematics, completing the HSC a year early in this course. Their marks range from 79 to 99 with a mean of 88. Well done to the following students for taking on the rigours of an accelerated program and for their outstanding HSC achievement: Marcus Barr, Evan Filo, Hunter Forbes, Eirini Harakidas, Eoghan Kilbridge, Holiday McLeay, Siena Mitchell, Thomas Orlay, Jonathan Pan, Jude Samir, Claire Thom and Jessica Trevelyan (who was awarded 99 per cent)
- IGS students performed above the State mean in 85 per cent of courses.
- In Biology, Chemistry and Physics, students performed well above the State mean. Physics results were 9.14 per cent higher than State results.
- In Japanese Continuers, students performed 10.91 per cent above the State mean – an outstanding result.
- Creative and performing arts students performed well above the State mean. Visual Arts students were placed 10.08 per cent above the State.
- 48 per cent of IGS students studied one or more Extension courses. Together, 82 per cent of Extension course results were in the top 2 performance bands.
- 100 per cent of students studying Music 1, Chinese in Context, Chinese Continuers, French Extension, German Extension, German Continuers, Italian Extension, Ukrainian Continuers, Japanese Continuers and Japanese Extension achieved in the top two bands.
- In The Sydney Morning Herald HSC school rankings, IGS improved its position this year by 22 places. These rankings are based on one measure only; the number of Band 6 scores, expressed as a percentage of examination entries.
Nominations and selections for HSC showcases & exhibitions
Selected for Artexpress
- Venus Lacoste – Abstraction of Scale
- Harrison McTavish – Father, Uncle and Son
- Ruby Olsson – Plimsoll
Nominated for Artexpress
- Jack Collee – Daddy
- Sasha Gonzalez-Malcolm – Homenjae a mi Abuelo
- Greta Miller – Mute
- Isabella Pinson – Working Hands
- Isabelle Campbell – Family Portraits
- Phoebe Horgan – Das Nichts
Nominated for ENCORE
- Sasha Saad – Composition
- Gabriel Wright – Performance and composition
SELECTED FOR oNSTAGE
Patrick Flood – critical analysis research project – Nurturing Australian Voices in a Niche Space: The impact of the 2014 and 2015 Budgetary Decisions on the Arts at the Griffin Theatre Company
Nominated for Onstage
- Lara Di Qual – individual performance – Billie Holiday/Too Junior Jones from Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith
- Luca Ward – individual performance – Dog by Steven Berkoff
NOMINATED FOR SHAPE (dESIGN & tECHNOLOGY)
Olive Jones-Evans – Innovative Gardening Set
|BAND SUMMARIES||BAND 6||BAND 5||BAND 4|
|Course||№ of students||% IGS||% NSW||% IGS||% NSW||% IGS||% NSW|
|Design and Technology||15||–||11||67||32||27||34|
|Mathematics General 2||19||–||7||42||19||26||25|
|Chinese in Context*||1||100||40||–||48||–||12|
* Courses studied elsewhere. NB: HSC Aboriginal Studies is now being offered at IGS on campus with the first class to complete it in 2018.
|BAND E4||BAND E3|
|Course||№ of students||% IGS||% NSW||% IGS||% NSW|
|English Extension 1||17||35||30||59||63|
|English Extension 2||14||21||21||64||57|
|Mathematics Extension 1||21||33||38||29||44|
|Mathematics Extension 2||7||43||34||43||50|
Distinguished Achievers are students who receive a top band result – 90 per cent or more. Their names appear on the NSW Honour Roll for Distinguished Achievement. IGS students achieved 117 mentions on this list. 51 IGS students achieved at least one result over 90 per cent.
Honour Roll of Distinguished Achievers by Course
|Aboriginal Studies*||Frances Howe|
|Biology||David Colagiuri, Marcus Johnson, Isaac Lombard, Alice Schacher, Andrew Spiteri, Benjamin Street|
|Chemistry||Martin Gossow, Marcus Johnson, Sasha Saad, Benjamin Street|
|Drama||Lara Di Qual, Patrick Flood, Jamie Heath, Isabella Milkovitsch, Greta Miller, Isabella Pinson, Rachel Tsang|
|Economics||Zac Gardner, Jotaro Howard-Shibuya, Ruby Olsson, George Vamos, Stephen Vlatko|
|English Advanced||Isabelle Campbell, Patrick Flood, Phoebe Horgan, Rachel Tsang|
|English Extension 1||Isabelle Campbell, Jack Collee, Patrick Flood, Sasha Gonzalez-Malcolm, Tara Gwinn, Jamie Heath|
|English Extension 2||Isabelle Campbell, Patrick Flood, Jamie Heath|
|Mathematics||Eirini Harakidas, Eoghan Kilbridge, Jonathan Pan, Jude Samir, Jessica Trevelyan|
|Mathematics Extension 1||Zac Gardner, Martin Gossow, Marcus Johnson, Emily Li, Erik Miller, Sasha Saad, Benjamin Street|
|Mathematics Extension 2||Martin Gossow, Sasha Saad, Benjamin Street|
|Modern History||Isabelle Campbell, Patrick Flood, Phoebe Horgan|
|History Extension||Isabelle Campbell, Patrick Flood, Phoebe Horgan|
|Music 1||Arielle Balyck, Grace Boyce-Carnus, Aaron Demos, Keira Wade|
|Music 2||Isaac Lombard, Sasha Saad, Gabriel Wright|
|Music Extension||Isaac Lombard, Sasha Saad, Gabriel Wright|
|PDHPE||April Brennan, Lara Di Qual|
|Physics||Martin Gossow, Erik Miller, Sasha Saad, Benjamin Street|
|Chinese in Context*||Jonathan Pan|
|French Continuers||Nina Fletcher, Sebastian Kringas, Jack Lyons, Simon Peyrachon|
|French Extension||Nina Fletcher|
|German Extension||Indigo Chambers|
|Italian Continuers||Gina Corridore, Lara Di Qual, Julian Horniblow, Marcus Johnson, Isabella Milkovitsch, Emma Parker, Sarah Street|
|Italian Extension||Lara Di Qual, Emma Parker, Stella Ramage|
|Japanese Continuers||Jotaro Howard-Shibuya, Isaac Lombard, Flinders Twartz, George Vamos, Ryko Zhao|
|Japanese Extension||Maya Brandel, Jotaro Howard-Shibuya|
|Visual Arts||Antonia Brkic, Isabelle Campbell, Jack Collee, Harriet Cutler, Sasha Gonzalez-Malcolm, Tara Gwinn, Phoebe Horgan, Olive Jones-Evans, Venus Lacoste, Harrison McTavish, Greta Miller, Ruby Olsson, Emma Parker, Isabella Pinson, Stella Ramage, Alice Schacher, Rachel Tsang, Kara Vasylenko, Lauren Warr|
In closing, I would like to congratulate our accelerants and all Year 12 students of the graduating class of 2017 on being awarded the HSC. As we know, academic results are just one part of the story of this fantastic year group. They have worked with great tenacity and good humour to accomplish a superb collective outcome. Their achievements are very well deserved!