HSC Results 2018

Academic Achievements

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!

Shauna Colnan

Principal, International Grammar School

HSC Highlights

  • 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
A number of Year 12 Drama performers captured the attention of HSC markers

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
Aboriginal Studies 8 38 9 50 13 13 19
Ancient History 24 14 10 33 27 50 27
Biology 21 14 9 29 28 52 33
Business Studies* 1 0 8 0 29 100 27
Chemistry 14 14 9 29 33 36 28
Design and Technology 17 0 12 71 35 24 37
Drama 18 22 14 50 29 28 40
Economics 26 4 13 32 33 48 26
English Standard 27 0 1 0 14 48 35
English Advanced 73 5 14 47 49 40 28
Food Technology* 1 0 10 0 22 100 29
Hospitality* 3 0 2 33 17 33 30
Geography 23 9 8 26 35 48 30
Mathematics General 2 21 5 7 24 20 33 26
Mathematics 50 12 22 32 29 26 26
Modern History 29 7 10 48 31 34 29
Music 1 8 50 21 50 44 0 25
Music 2 3 67 42 33 50 0 8
PDHPE 19 5 7 37 26 26 27
Physics 13 0 10 46 24 31 31
Senior Science* 1 0 4 100 18 0 40
Visual Arts 20 30 12 55 41 15 38
Chinese and Literature* 1 0 13 0 58 100 26
French Beginners* 1 100 22 0 20 0 27
French Continuers 9 33 29 22 35 44 25
German Beginners 4 75 35 25 34 0 16
German Continuers 11 45 28 9 30 36 32
Indonesian Beginners* 1 0 30 0 23 100 23
Italian Beginners 6 50 19 0 22 17 24
Italian Continuers 15 7 21 47 35 33 22
Japanese Continuers 5 20 29 20 32 0 24
Portugese Continuers* 1 0 31 0 15 100 38
Spanish Beginners 5 40 16 60 29 0 31
Spanish Continuers 8 13 4 38 43 13 36

*Studied externally

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
History Extension 10 0 24 90 55
Music Extension 2 100 67 0 29
French Extension 4 25 38 50 44
German Extension 2 50 37 50 61
Italian Extension 3 0 41 100 52
Spanish Extension 2 50 26 50 63

 

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 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
Course  Distinguished Achievers 
Aboriginal Studies Indigo Chambers
Mi-kaisha Masella
Lucia Rodi
Ancient History Hunter Forbes
Biology  Hunter Forbes
Patricia Islam-Parsons
Jessica Trevelyan
Chemistry Eirini Harakidas
Jessica Trevelyan
Drama Lukian Adams
Javier Ardino
Jimena Armstrong
William Salkeld
Economics  Jack Lyons
English Advanced  Isabella Fitzgerald
William Salkeld
Sarah Street
Jessica Trevelyan
Geography Hunter Forbes
Alexander Wyche
Mathematics General 2 Mi-kaisha Masella
Mathematics

Max Davison
Felipe Harley-Cardoso
Patricia Islam-Parsons
Marcus Lautier
Jack Lyons
Siena Scott-Hickie

Modern History Alex McLeay
William Salkeld
Music 1 Isabel Cant
Isabella Fitzgerald
Hannah Kroeger
William Salkeld
Music 2 Mimi Brunsdon
Mi-kaisha Masella
PDHPE Morris Shaner
Visual Arts Lili Billson
Davis Evans
Sapphire Goldberg
Jaz Judd
Hannah Kroeger
Thomas Pearson
French Beginners* Isobel Kanaley
French Continuers Ana-Sofia Petrovic
Siena Scott-Hickie
Saskia Steetsel
German Beginners Ruby Brookes
Mimi Brunsdon
Davis Evans
German Continuers Ella Engelhardt
Patricia Islam-Parsons
Phoenix Levy Bell
Nina Rewitzer
Lara Waldmann
Italian Beginners Jimena Armstrong
Jaden Croke
William Salkeld
Italian Continuers Davis Evans
Japanese Continuers Leo Payten
Spanish Beginners Indigo Chambers
Sarah Street
Spanish Continuers Jack Lyons
English Extension 1 Indigo Chambers
Isabella Fitzgerald
Alex McLeay
Sarah Street
Jessica Trevelyan
Flinders Twartz
Alexander Wyche
Mathematics Extension 1 Marcus Barr
Max Davison
Eirini Harakidas
Eoghan Kilbridge
Jonathan Pan
Jessica Trevelyan
Mathematics Extension 2 Eirini Harakidas
Eoghan Kilbridge
Jessica Trevelyan
Music Extension Mi-kaisha Masella
Siena Mitchell
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.”

View Mi-kaisha’s full Speech Night address.

– 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.”

View Lukian’s full Speech Night address.

– 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!

Shauna Colnan

Principal