Academic Results

Congratulations to the class of 2016 on their outstanding results! We are particularly proud of our girls’ HSC results in 2016 and congratulate our Year 12 students and staff on their wonderful achievements.

HSC Results 2016

Our girls consistently achieve high results in the HSC—strong evidence of Ascham’s high quality of teaching and commitment to excellence.

  • 70

  • 30

An average of 98% of girls have been admitted to universities in recent years.

  • 80

  • 20

Girls achieved marks of 70% or above in 515 out of the 526 examinations.

  • 60

  • 40

All students achieved marks greater than 80% in eight out of 20 2-Unit Courses and six out of nine Extension courses.

All Round Achievers List

Seven girls were placed in the All Round Achievers List, having achieved top Band marks of 90% and above in ten or more of their units.


A further eight girls were very close to being included on this honours list, having achieved top band results in eight or nine of their units.

Distinguished Achievers

While acknowledging that the entire 2016 cohort achieved well above the State average and deserves acclaim for their achievements we are also very pleased to report outstanding individual results:

German Extension


One student came second in the State in German Continuers as well as fifth place in German Extension.

German Continuers


Another distinguished student came fifth in German Continuers.

Music Extension


Another student placed fourth in Music Extension.

Outstanding Results

Ascham students were enrolled in 29 different courses.

In 13 of these courses our lowest examination mark was equal to, or higher than, the average State examination mark. This includes subjects with varied candidatures such as Standard English, Mathematics General 2, Ancient and Modern History, all French and German courses, Drama and Visual Arts; a clear indication of the academic strengths of our School and the Dalton Plan.

All our girls in French Extension and Latin Extension gained marks over 90%. In English Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 1, Ancient History, Chinese Continuers, French Continuers, German Continuers, German Extension, Drama, Music 1, Music 2, Visual Arts and Music Extension, all of our girls gained marks in the top two performance bands (80% and above).

A selection of our HSC subjects and the percentage of girls coming in the top two performance bands compared to the State:

NSW average


Ancient History

31% : 100%


41% : 85%

Chinese Continuers

83% : 100%


43% : 100%


45% : 82%

English Advanced

62% : 97%


65% : 100%


41% : 92%


54% : 100%

Mathematics General 2

26% : 92%


53% : 87%

Modern History

41% : 90%

Music 1

59% : 100%

Music 2

90% : 100%

Visual Arts

54% : 100%

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