As is tradition for Scots All Saints Bathurst, the annual BBQ brunch to celebrate the end of the school year and HSC results was held this morning at the Pavilion on Campus East (Scots) with Year 12 students, teachers and staff.
Everyone was in great spirits; relieved, happy and excited with their HSC results, many performing better than expected in this very unusual and challenging 2020 year presented by the ‘coronavirus curveball’, and are now making plans for their future.
The key HSC results highlights included:
- The top HSC performer was Kate McEwen who achieved an ATAR of 99.45.
- 20% with ATARs in top 10% of the state.
- 35% with ATARs in top 20% of the state.
- 12 courses with more than 50% in the top two bands (over 80).
- 30 Merit Listings from 12 different subjects.
- 31% of students achieved a Merit Listing in at least one subject.
- Stella Gavey’s Visual Arts major work has been included in Art Express and will be on display at the exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park.
- Sacha Spence achieved the highest individual score with 96 in Agriculture.
Head of College, Mr John Weeks said there has been a 100% improvement in the HSC results from last year and he is very proud of the achievements of all students who showed amazing resilience to remain focused on their HSC in such a challenging year.
“Scots All Saints regularly ranks as one of the top Performing schools in HSC results in the Central West and this year was no exception,” Mr Weeks said.
“The above results are testimony to the dedication of the staff at Scots All Saints and the commitment to excellence fostered amongst the College community. Attention to individual students and the encouragement of students to take responsibility for their own learning through a collaborative approach lies at the heart and soul of this success.”
“Our Year 12 students showed great resilience to remain focused on the task at hand to achieve their potential. Under challenging circumstances, it is clear that it was ‘business as usual’ inside classrooms, led by our experienced and professional staff, providing our students with the required guidance, support and nurturing for our students to excel in 2020 and into the future,” Mr Weeks said.
Scots All Saints College presented students in 29 courses. The following courses were above the state mean by 5 points or more: Ancient History, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Mathematics Standard, and Modern History. Agriculture, PD Health PE, and Visual Arts achieved over double the expected number of Band 6 results (a score of 90 or more), and Mathematics Standard achieved more than four times the expected number of Band 6 results.