Principal, International Grammar School
I am pleased to share with you the following HSC highlights. Our students have worked tenaciously to achieve a strong collective outcome under the guidance of their dedicated teachers. Congratulations Year 12! We wish you all the very best!
Davis Evans topped the State in German Beginners with an HSC mark of 99 per cent.
Jack Lyons was placed third in the State in the highly-competitive Spanish Continuers course with an HSC mark of 93 per cent.
Jessica Trevelyan was placed ninth in the State in Biology with an HSC mark of 95 per cent.
Jessica Trevelyan achieved an ATAR of 99.85.
Jessica Trevelyan and William Salkeld have been named in the prestigious NSW All-Round Achievers List. They have been awarded Band 6 – 90 per cent or above – across courses totalling 10 or more units. This is an outstanding achievement reserved for a small number of students across the State.
There were 43 Distinguished Achievers – students who were awarded 90 per cent or above in at least one course.
IGS students received 82 honourable mentions for the distinguished achievement of 90 per cent or above.
In the newly introduced Aboriginal Studies course, students performed 15.38% above the State mean for this course.
100 per cent of students studying Mathematics Extension 2, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension, German Beginners, German Extension, Spanish Beginners and Spanish Extension achieved in the top two bands.
Outstanding Acceleration Results
We congratulate younger IGS students who elected to sit their HSC early in 1 or more courses.
Acceleration in Languages
14 students accelerated in Languages, completing the HSC a year, or in one case, two years early in their chosen course. Students accelerated across four Languages in German, Japanese, French and Italian. Well done to the following students for their outstanding achievements: Benjamin Briganti, Lucca Buonamano, Ella Engelhardt, Olivia Hansen, Charlotte Howden, Marcus Lautier, Phoenix Levy Bell, Leo Payten, Ana-Sofia Petrovic, Nina Rewitzer, Siena Scott-Hickie, Saskia Steetsel, Sabine Taylor and Lara Waldmann. These students achieved a mean of 90. The highest result of 96 was achieved by Year 10 student Ella Engelhardt for German Continuers and by Year 11 student and Head Girl 2019 Siena Scott-Hickie for French Continuers.
Acceleration in Mathematics
Nine Year 11 students accelerated in Mathematics, completing the HSC a year early in this course. Their marks range from 80 to 94 with a mean of 88. Well done to the following students for taking on the challenge of an accelerated program: Lucca Buonamano, Jonathan Duong, Felipe Harley-Cardoso, Marcus Lautier, Jialin Peng, Nina Rewitzer, Siena Scott-Hickie, Sasha Trevelyan and Lara Waldmann.
HSC showcases & exhibitions
Selected for ARTEXPRESS
- Davis Evans – Drag Dictionary (Lavender Linguistics)
- Sapphire Goldberg – Type 55 Youth
- Ruby Keeler-Milne – Dead White Males
- Hannah Kroeger – My Second Home That Fades Away
Nominated for ENCORE
- Mi-kaisha Masella – Daywul Lirlmim by Luke Byrne
Selected as Reserve for OnSTAGE
- Javier Ardino – Actor by Steven Berkoff
Nominated for OnSTAGE
- Jimena Armstrong – Blood Wedding written by Federico Garcia Lorca, adapted by Raimondo Cortese
- Ginger Woods – Mother by Daniel Keene
- Group performance nominees – Lukian Adams, Dexter Barker, Kyle Rampal for Summer of the Raelians
Selected as Reserve for OnSCREEN
- Hugo Johannsen – The Poppy Poet
Nominated for Shape (Design & Technology)
- Gina Corridore – costume design for the musical production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Outstanding Student Performances
NSW Top Achievers
- Davis Evans – 1st in the State in German Beginners
- Jack Lyons – 3rd in the State in Spanish Continuers
- Jessica Trevelyan – 9th in the State in Biology
NSW All Round Achievers
Each year, students who achieve results in the top band for at least 10 units of HSC courses are recognised. This year two students gained such an honour.
Congratulations to William Salkeld and Dux of the School Jessica Trevelyan for achieving more than 90 per cent in at least 10 units.
A word about The Sydney Morning Herald school rankings
The Sydney Morning Herald placed IGS 101st in NSW with a “success rate” of 14.5 per cent. This was down from 2017 when the IGS “success rate” was 20.5 per cent. The median “success rate” in NSW schools this year was 5.47 per cent. The Sydney Morning Herald defines “success rate” as the number of Band 6 marks (90 per cent and higher) achieved by students in a school expressed as a percentage of potential Band 6 marks or exam entries. It is one measure only – blunt when used in isolation. Other measures that together create a fuller picture of students’ effort and achievement are set out in this results summary.
|BAND SUMMARIES||BAND 6 (top)||BAND 5||BAND 4|
|Course (2-units)||№ of students||% IGS||% State||% IGS||% State||% IGS||% State|
|Design and Technology||17||0||12||71||35||24||37|
|Mathematics General 2||21||5||7||24||20||33||26|
|Chinese and Literature*||1||0||13||0||58||100||26|
Extension Course results
|BAND E4 (top)||BAND E3|
|Course (1-unit)||№ of students||% IGS||% State||% IGS||% State|
|English Extension 1||21||33||38||52||58|
|English Extension 2||11||0||17||80||55|
|Mathematics Extension 1||30||20||33||20||47|
|Mathematics Extension 2||7||43||33||57||52|
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 82 honourable mentions on this list. 43 IGS students achieved at least one result over 90 per cent.
|HONOUR ROLL OF DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVERS BY COURSE|
|Ancient History||Hunter Forbes|
|Mathematics General 2||Mi-kaisha Masella|
|French Beginners*||Isobel Kanaley|
Phoenix Levy Bell
|Italian Continuers||Davis Evans|
|Japanese Continuers||Leo Payten|
|Spanish Continuers||Jack Lyons|
|English Extension 1||
|Mathematics Extension 1||
|Mathematics Extension 2||
|French Extension||Jack Lyons|
|German Extension||Patricia Islam-Parsons|
|Spanish Extension||Alexandra Miletta|
“Don’t ever underestimate the impact that you can have on this world. Don’t underestimate the impact that one person can have on your life… most importantly the many teachers we have the blessing to come in contact with every day.
Thank you, IGS family, for being part of my story.”
– IGS Head Girl 2018 Mi-kaisha Masella
“What stands out for me more than anything about IGS is the culture of the School. A culture that thrives on diversity, where staying true to oneself is celebrated.
I don’t think I can express my gratitude enough to everyone involved in IGS who made it what it is today.”
– IGS Head Boy 2018 Lukian Adams
In closing, and on behalf of the entire IGS community, I would like to congratulate all Year 12 students of the graduating class of 2018. As we know, academic results are just one part of the story of this wonderful year group. Year 12, your HSC will provide you with many options for the future and we wish you all the very best for the next adventure!