Pymble Ladies’ College students have achieved outstanding results in the 2012 Higher School Certificate (HSC) with two students achieving a perfect Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 99.95, five students topping the State in five HSC subjects, and a sixth Year 12 student topping the State through the Saturday School of Community Languages.
Pymble was the only school in NSW to achieve first place in five subjects. The first in the State in HSC subjects were achieved by Christine Tan in Agriculture, Janet Jin in English Extension 1, Hannah Chong in Japanese Extension, Matilda Howard in Latin Extension, Lilian Zhu in Textiles and Design and Shoushan Sariyan in Armenian Continuers (through Saturday School of Community Languages). Joy Jin and Matilda Howard achieved a perfect ATAR.
An additional 10 students earned a place in the best in subject lists in a wide range of subjects: Agriculture, Biology, Classical Greek Continuers, Classical Greek Extension, English Extension, Earth and Environmental Science, Latin Continuers, French Continuers, French Extension, Modern History, Senior Science and Italian Extension (through Open High School). Thirty-six students were named in the all-round Achievers lists for achieving Band 6 results (90 or better) or a Band E4 result (45 or better) in an Extension course in 10 or more units.
Ten percent of students achieved an ATAR of 99+, 33 percent of students achieved an ATAR of 95+ and 52 percent of students achieved an ATAR of 90+.
On The Sydney Morning Herald Honour Roll, which acknowledges students who earn 90 or above in one or more subjects, 173 Pymble students earned 586 places.
Pymble students’ success in the HSC was also recognised in Visual Arts with four students selected for ARTEXPRESS 2012 out of the eight students nominated for the exhibition. In dance, five students were nominated and one selected for Callback 2012. Five music students were nominated and one was selected for ENCORE 2012. Three drama students were nominated for inclusion in ONSTAGE 2012 and two students were selected to exhibit their Major Textiles project in the 2012 Texstyle Exhibition.
“The excellent HSC results of 2012 have been achieved through the application, dedication and hard work of our students and their teachers and the support of their families. The results cap a year of excellence at the College in spectacular fashion,” said Mrs Vicki Waters, Principal of Pymble Ladies’ College.
“The Pymble Year 12 cohort of 2012 has achieved incredible results and is to be congratulated for their outstanding academic and co-curricular achievements. For many students, their academic focus and commitment has been complemented by wonderful achievements across a range of co-curricular programs in areas such as sport, the performing and visual arts, leadership and community service.”