Catholic schools celebrate big gains in HSC


Catholic school students in New South Wales have performed extremely well in the 2021 HSC, with 24 students finishing first in course – an increase of 50 per cent from 2020. Source: Catholic Schools NSW.

Catholic Schools NSW chief executive officer Dallas McInerney said it was pleasing to see so many students from Catholic schools in COVID-19 “LGAs of concern” from 2021.

Catholic Schools had students who attended school in West Hoxton, Merrylands, Westmead, Fairfield, Rosemeadow, and Marayong finish “first in course”, meaning they achieved first place in an HSC course or VET examination and also achieved a result in the highest band.

“For a student to top their subject in ordinary circumstances is a huge achievement but to do so while being locked down for so long is just incredible. This is a testament to the resilience of each of these students but also their teachers and families that have supported them over the last year,” Mr McInerney said.

“These students should be incredibly proud of their efforts over the last year; 2021 was a difficult year for many but you have shown that you were able overcome these difficulties to achieve outstanding results.”

Mr McInerney added that it was particularly satisfying to see a strong representation of Catholic school students in mathematics, with five first in course recipients in those subjects.

Catholic Schools NSW represents the state’s 594 Catholic schools and 259,000 students.


Catholic schools celebrate big gains in HSC 2021 (CSNSW)

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