Academic Results

We are particularly proud of our girls’ HSC results in 2021 and congratulate our Year 12 students and staff on their wonderful achievements.

HSC 2021 results

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

  • 70

  • 30

99% of girls are offered places to universities.

  • 80

  • 20

Girls achieved marks of 70% or above in 515 out of the 610 examinations.

  • 60

  • 40

More than 64% of our students scored an ATAR above 90.

All-round Achievers list


17 girls are in the All-round Achievers list, having achieved top band marks (90% and above) in 10 or more of their units.

A further 14 girls narrowly missed this honours list, having achieved top band results in eight or nine of their units.

Distinguished Achievers

While acknowledging that the entire 2021 cohort achieved well above the State average and deserves acclaim for their achievements we are also very pleased to report outstanding individual results:

Business Studies


Bronte Everett – tenth in the State in Business Studies.

Modern History


Charlotte Bathgate – eleventh in the State in Modern History.

Outstanding Results

A high percentage of Ascham girls achieved marks in the top band across all subjects. As a non-selective school, our results show we care for all students.

Through our unique Dalton Plan, dedicated teachers guided hardworking students to achieve outstanding results.

Of the 610 exams, 515 girls achieved marks of 70% or above.

In the following courses, all students achieved marks in the top band (above 90%)

  • English Extension 1
  • Chinese Continuers
  • German Extension
  • Science Extension
  • Music Extension

Ascham students were enrolled in 29 different courses. In 14 of those, the entire cohort achieved a mark of 80% or above. This includes subjects with varied candidatures such as English Extension 1, English Extension 2, Science Extension Geography, all Language and Music courses and History Extension; a clear indication of the academic strengths of our School and the Dalton Plan.

These are exceptional results from a group of committed students who showed the benefit of working consistently through the HSC year.

Congratulations should go to all Ascham teachers who have worked closely with these students. The students were nurtured by their Year Coordinator, Mrs Anna Brockhoff, who came to understand their individual strengths and encouraged them to strive for academic excellence. Thank you to each subject area’s Head of Department for developing curriculum initiatives to enhance the results of the students.

Special thanks also to the Heads of Department in each subject area. These teachers made sure they developed curriculum initiatives to enhance results.

Hearty congratulations from all of us to the Class of 2021.

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

34% : 93%


31% : 61%

Business Studies

36% : 85%


40% : 75%

Chinese Cont

71% : 100%


45% : 93%


50% : 95%

English Advanced

68% : 97%

English St

16% : 53%


62% : 100%


44% : 100%


67% : 100%


50% : 80%

Maths Std 2

24% : 55%

Modern History

38% : 84%

Music 1

64% : 100%

Music 2

88% : 100%


30% : 72%


40% : 66%

Visual Arts

63% : 97%

English Ext 1

93% : 100%

English Ext 2

84% : 100%

Maths Ext 1

74% : 91%

Maths Ext 2

86% : 100%

History Ext

77% : 100%

French Ext

79% : 100%

German Ext

97% : 100%

Music Ext

95% : 100%

Science Ext

72% : 100%

Selected for ARTEXPRESS

Chloe Tallis’s HSC Body of Work has been selected for exhibition in next year’s ARTEXPRESS. Chloe’s work Societate Concreta will be included as part of Virtual Exhibition VX and at The Bank Art Museum Moree.
This selection is particularly impressive, given the recommendation process for ARTEXPRESS changed significantly with NESA this year due to the impact of Covid19.

Nominated for OnSTAGE

In 2021, two of our Drama students were nominated for their Individual Performances. We wish to congratulate Laetitia Opie (Viviene) and Louise Stamell (Almost By Chance A Woman).

Nominated for Encore

The Encore concert is a program of outstanding performances and compositions by music students from schools across NSW. Our three nominees this year are:

Nadia Hui—The Great Train Race
Laetitia Opie—Gimme Gimme
Leela Uthappa—In the Style of Albeniz

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