HSC Results 2017

Academic Achievements

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!”

Shauna Colnan

Principal, International Grammar School

HSC Highlights

  • 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

Year 12 band The Coots perform at the State Theatre to open and close the 2017 IGS Speech Night

 

 BAND SUMMARIES   BAND 6  BAND 5 BAND 4 
Course № of students % IGS % NSW % IGS % NSW % IGS % NSW
Aboriginal Studies* 1 100 13 13 19
Ancient History 15 9 40 27 27 25
Biology 25 24 12 32 27 36 29
Business Studies* 2 8 50 28 50 28
Chemistry 17 24 9 35  33  29  28 
Design and Technology 15 11  67  32  27  34 
Drama 25 28 13  44  29 24  42 
Economics 21 24  14  38  35  10  25 
English Standard 27 33  15 41  39 
English Advanced 67 6 15  72  48 19  28 
Geography 23 57  34 26  31 
Mathematics General 2 19 –  42  19 26  25 
Mathematics 44 11 23  32  30 25  21 
Modern History 37 8  9 49  30 27  32 
Music 1 9 44 20  56  45 –  24 
Music 2 7 43 37 43 52 14 11
PDHPE 20 10 9 45 22 30 29
Physics 14 29 11 29 23 36 33
Senior Science* 1  6 18 35
Visual Arts 31 61 13  32  42  35 
Chinese Continuers 1 45  100  34
Chinese in Context* 1 100 40 48 12
French Continuers 18 22 26  61  40  17  24 
German Continuers 5 26 100 33 29
Italian Continuers 16  44 22  25  34  31  30 
Japanese Continuers 6 83  28  17  33  –  21 
Spanish Beginners* 1 13  –  34  100  32 
Spanish Continuers 10 6 70  38 20 36
Ukrainian Continuers* 1 20  100  80  –  – 
Human Services*  2 –  17 100 43

* 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
History Extension 12 25 22 50 58
Music Extension 5 60 63 20 32
French Extension 33 40  67 53
German Extension 1 100 41 59
Italian Extension 5 60 49 40 49
Japanese Extension 4 50 37 50 53

 

Distinguished achievers

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
Course  Distinguished Achievers 
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!

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Shauna Colnan
Principal