Academic Results

2018 HSC Achievers 4-10-19Pymble 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.

 2018 HSC Results

Our 2018 Dux of School, Daphne Zhang topped the year in English Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2 and Chemistry. Along with her Co-captain of Community Service, Phoebe Coles, Daphne found the time and the passion to organise and promote awareness and fundraising events at the College which generated more than $80,000 for charities including The Smith Family, the Exodus Foundation and the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic.

Daphne also placed 17th amongst all HSC Chemistry students in NSW and was named on the All-round Achievers list of students who achieved Band 6 results (90 or better) in 2 unit courses or a Band E4 result (45 or better) in an Extension course in 10 or more units.

Daphne was one of three Pymble girls to achieve the top ATAR of 99.95.

The students are:

  • Emily Shen
  • Daphne Zhang
  • Anjia Zhou

Pymble Ladies’ College has outperformed selective girls’ schools and selective co-educational schools in terms of the number of students to place First in Course in the HSC in 2018.

The five Pymble girls and their subjects are:

  • Phoebe Coles – Agriculture
  • Zoe Harrison – Dance
  • Emmerson Pearce – Food Technology
  • Sofia Whitbourn (Year 11) – Ukrainian Continuers (outside tutor)
  • Anjia Zhou – English ESL

The only school in NSW with students achieving more First in Course places was Sydney Grammar School, an academically selective school for boys.

In addition, 19 Pymble students earned a place in the Top Achievers in Course list across a variety of courses:

  • Charlotte Armati – 8th in Agriculture
  • Olivia Carolan – 9th in Senior Science
  • Alicia Chang – 6th in English Advanced
  • Phoebe Coles – 16th in Biology
  • Alexandra De Santi – 4th in Dance
  • Sumyukta Garikapati – 10th in Textiles & Design
  • Annaliese Hall – 3rd in Dance
  • Kate Han – 16th in Modern History
  • Vicky Huang – 5th in Food Technology
  • Samantha Kitchen – 8th in Senior Science
  • Giselle Laszok – 12th in Legal Studies
  • Julia Lin – 10th in Physics
  • Emmerson Pearce – 10th in Hospitality
  • Angela Wang – 10th in Legal Studies
  • Yanwen Wang – 20th in Biology
  • Tahiré Wijetilaka – 10th in Modern History
  • Isabelle Yu – 10th in Hospitality
  • Daphne Zhang – 17th in Chemistry
  • Chloe Zhu – 16th in English Advanced

30 Pymble students were named in the All-round Achievers list, which acknowledges the results of students who achieved Band 6 results (90 or better) in 2 unit courses or a Band E4 result (45 or better) in an Extension course in 10 or more units.

 Pymble results compared against the state

In 2018, 251 students from Pymble Ladies’ College sat for the NSW Higher School Certificate in 45 courses. A further 21 accelerated Year 11 students sat for the HSC examination in Mathematics. On average, 80% of Pymble candidates across all 2 Unit courses offered at the College achieved results in Band 5 and 6, compared with 47% of students across the state in the same subjects. In the 1 Unit Extension courses, on average, 98% were placed in Band E3 or E4, compared with 86% across the state.