Pymble proudly offers a comprehensive and balanced educational experience and nurtures students to make the most of their individual potential. As a result, our students consistently achieve top academic results.
Over the years, the College has enjoyed a consistently strong record in the School Certification, National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests and Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinations. This reflects our commitment to quality teaching and equipping girls with the skills to translate their learning into satisfying academic results.
2016 HSC Results
In 2016, 262 students from Pymble Ladies’ College sat for the NSW Higher School Certificate in 46 courses. A further 25 Year 11 students sat for the HSC examination in Mathematics.
On average, 78 per cent of Pymble candidates across all 2 Unit courses offered at the College achieved results in Band 5 and 6, compared with 46 per cent of students across the state in the same subjects. In the 1 Unit Extension courses, on average, 94 per cent of Pymble girls were placed in Band E3 or E4, compared with 90 per cent across the state.
When compared to the state average, results in Bands 5 and 6 (2 unit courses) and Bands E3 and E4 (Extension courses) have remained consistently high, with student achievement above state level in most courses offered at the College. In 2016, the combined Band 5 and 6 results were 30 per cent or more above the state percentages in the following subjects: Agriculture, Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Drama, English as a Second Language, Food Technology, Geography, Mathematics General 2, Mathematics, Modern History, Senior Science, Studies of Religion I, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, German Continuers and Hospitality.
The College introduced Chinese into the curriculum in 2011 and the first group of students completed the HSC Chinese Continuers and Extension courses in 2016. The results for this small group of five dedicated students were very pleasing, and our Extension student was placed third in the state.