Congratulations to the Aquinas Catholic College Menai Class of 2021 on your outstanding HSC results!
Our school climbed five positions to 97th in the media rankings (calculated using the ratio of the number of Band 6 results to the number of exams sat by the school).
Aquinas recorded 126 Distinguished Achievers, two All Rounders and three Top Achievers, while two students, Oliver Wells and Brock Wilson, were jointly awarded First in Course in the Construction Examination.
James Clancy, Principal at Aquinas, said he was extremely impressed with the efforts of Year 12.
“The class of 2021 has performed exceedingly well and we are proud of the efforts of each student,” Mr Clancy said.
“Over 60% of our results were Bands 5-6 and over 90% of our results were Bands 4- 6 – these results demonstrate the all-round depth of this cohort and their academic growth.
“We are grateful for the agility and selflessness of our staff along with the support of our parents who worked in partnership to enable our students to flourish and reach their potential.”
To cap off an incredible 2021, 18 Sydney Catholic Schools ranked among the top 150 high schools and confirmed its reputation as one of the top performing systems of schools in Australia.
Sydney Catholic Schools’ unprecedented academic success saw its schools reach new heights with the number of distinguished achievers rising from 2486 in 2019 and 2511 in 2020 to 3115 in 2021.
“To the class of 2021, we extend our heartfelt congratulations and admiration,” Sydney Catholic Schools’ Executive Director, Tony Farley, said.
The results follow a series of ground-breaking HSC excellence initiatives that involved all 33 secondary schools meeting to share and analyse HSC performance data, identify key strategies for achieving academic success and find ways to share resources and opportunities across our 33 schools sitting the HSC.
“Our system-wide approach to excellence means that every student and teacher has access to a huge range of resources and experiences that a large system like ours can provide,” Sydney Catholic Schools Director of Education and Research, Dr Kate O’Brien, said.
Here’s a recap of all our 2021 HSC highlights:
- 17.24% – number of Aquinas students who achieved band 6 results
- 2 All Rounders – number of students scoring above 90 in at least 10 units
- 126 Distinguished Achievers – Distinguished Achievers lists the students who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) for one or more courses, not including results for courses studied external to their school
- 3 Top Achievers – students who achieved one of the highest places in an HSC course and also achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4)
- 2 First in Course awards