The unwavering dedication of our students throughout their time at Ascham is ultimately rewarded in their HSC results. Supported by passionate teaching staff and the immersive learning framework of the Dalton Plan, our Year 12 girls have every reason to feel proud of their achievements—even more so given the wider challenges presented to them over the last two years.
Why the HSC at Ascham?
For Ascham, the reasons for aligning with the HSC lie largely in the Dalton Plan. Its structure promotes learning that develops critical thinking, project-based learning, independent research and metacognitive reflection, and these attributes frame the HSC curriculum well.
The syllabus documents also align with our approach to teaching beyond the curriculum and building academic enrichment of girls. We can embed breadth and depth in all subject areas to ensure they are taught at the highest level to all students and allow for introducing further extension as needed.
Just as importantly, we find that a single HSC cohort strengthens collaboration and support among our girls as they prepare for HSC exams and subsequent tertiary aspirations.
HSC 2021 results
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99% of girls are offered places to universities.
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Girls achieved marks of 70% or above in 515 out of the 610 examinations.
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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.
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:
Bronte Everett – tenth in the
State in Business Studies.
Charlotte Bathgate – eleventh in
the State in Modern History.
As further testament to the power of the Dalton Plan, a high percentage of Ascham girls achieved marks in the top band across all subjects:
- Of 610 exams, 515 girls achieved marks of 70% or above.
In the following courses, all girls achieved marks in the top band (above 90%):
- English Extension 1
- Chinese Continuers
- German Extension
- Science Extension
- Music Extension
Ascham girls 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.
These are exceptional results from a group of committed students who showed the benefit of working consistently through a difficult HSC year, and a clear indication of the academic strengths at Ascham and the ongoing success of the Dalton Plan.
Congratulations go to all teachers who have worked closely with these students: to Year Coordinator, Mrs Anna Brockhoff, who understood their individual strengths and encouraged them to strive for academic excellence, and to each Head of Department for developing curriculum initiatives to enhance the results of the girls.
Hearty congratulations from all of us to the Class of 2021.
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
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