Splendid HSC results continue from our Class of 2019

2019 Mount Annan Christian College Higher School Certificate Report

In 2019, Mount Annan Christian College had an exceptional group of students sit the HSC, with 29 students completing a total of 154 examinations. We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have again exceeded expectations and set some new MACC records in achievement! In the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, our English and Mathematics HSC results across all levels of the courses are particularly pleasing, following on from our fantastic NAPLAN results earlier in the year. In fact, our HSC English Standard course was 3.69% above State Average, our Advanced course was 3.45% above State average, our Extension 1 course was 2.52% above State average and our Extension 2 course was 10.46% above State average, which is a remarkable result! Our Mathematics Standard course was 5.11% above State Average and Advanced was 4.94% above State average, and these examples highlight how our Core Values of Diligence and Discipline as well as our targeted emphasis in increasing student engagement and effort, have paid dividends! It is difficult to highlight an individual faculty area, as 15/21 courses this year were above State Average – a tremendous effort and I must congratulate all students and staff! However, we must make mention of the Music 1 class, with all 9 students, achieving a Band 6 (90%+ HSC result! What a wonderful achievement for our students!

Many of our students gained Selective or Early Entry into University based on their Preliminary and Trial HSC results alone, even before they sat the HSC exams. This desire to achieve at the highest level and to strive for tremendous levels of effort coincide with our Core Values of Lifelong Learning as well as Discipline and Diligence.

Some examples of our success this year included:

  • 77 or 50% of examinations sat received a Band 5-6 (80% or higher) result, and this was an increase from 2017 with 37% and 2018 with 41%
  • 20/21 (95%) of the courses offered had 50% or more students within each class score above 70% or Band 4
  • 10/21 of the courses offered had 50% or more students within each class score above 80% or Band 5.
  • Our Music 1 class of 9 students ALL received a Band 6 or above 90% result
  • 15/21 or 71% of subjects had combined results ABOVE State Average
  • It is also worthy to note that out of the 154 exams sat, we had NO scores below 50%

Our 2019 examination results clearly demonstrate that we are value-adding to all of our students’ performance, with a larger percentage of students entering the Band 5-6 percentiles (80% plus) in their examinations. Our growth mindset emphasis as well as providing timely and meaningful feedback to students throughout the course of the year has definitely aided our students in believing that they can raise their overall achievement rather than merely settling for average results.

Some other amazing results included:

  • Michael D our College Captain – with an extraordinary mark of 100% (50/50) in his English Extension 2 Major Work, and a Band 6 in English Advanced.
  • Music 1 class, with all 9 students, achieving a Band 6 (90%+ HSC result)! What a wonderful achievement for our students.
  • Sydney Morning Herald – December 17, 2019

“Other schools showing consistent improvement from 2016 to this year include Mount Annan Christian College, Springwood High School, and St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox College”.

  • Mount Annan Christian College was ranked 133rd in the State and the 3rd highest in the Macarthur area for HSC School Rankings, with only two schools ranking higher.

Mr Mark Camilleri – Head of Secondary

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! 

2018 Mount Annan Christian College Higher School Certificate Report

In 2017 Mount Annan Christian College had a wonderful group of students sit the HSC, and we had some of the best results in the College’s history. This year, we had 29 students completing a total of 151 examinations and I am absolutely thrilled to announce that we have again exceeded expectations and set some new MACC records in achievement! I can also add that in some areas; these results reflect the best outcomes for some time. In the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, our English and Mathematics HSC results across all levels of the courses are particularly pleasing, following on from our fantastic NAPLAN results earlier in the year. In fact, our HSC English Standard course was 8.06% above State Average, which is a remarkable result! Our Mathematics General course was also 2.68% above State Average, and these two examples highlight how our Core Values of Diligence and Discipline as well as our targeted emphasis in increasing student engagement and effort, have paid dividends! It is difficult to highlight an individual faculty area, as many courses this year were above State Average – a tremendous effort and I must congratulate all students and staff!

Many of our HSC students (2017 cohort had rates of 95%) have successful tertiary University entry and we see 2018 being no different. In fact, this year, we had 45% of students receive Early or Selective entry into University courses, based upon their College exam performances alone. This highlights that our students are being sought after by Universities, even before they sit the HSC or ATAR scores are calculated – this is a great achievement! I am a firm believer that our culture has shifted and we now have successfully embedded a student mindset of valuing academic success and a hunger for wanting to achieve at the highest level.

Mr Mark Camilleri – Head of Secondary 

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on brilliant HSC results. 

2017 Mount Annan Christian College Higher School Certificate Report

The internationally regarded NSW HSC is run by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the very first HSC exams were held back in 1967. These exams are a huge logistical effort involving more than 77,000 students and 117 HSC written exams, held over four weeks in over 750 exam centres staffed by more than 7,500 supervisors and presiding officers.  

In 2017 Mount Annan Christian College had a wonderful group of students sit the HSC. I am most delighted to report that these results are some of the best group of results in the history of the College. I can also add that in some areas; these results reflect the best outcomes for some time. In the areas of Literacy and Numeracy, our English and Mathematics HSC results across all levels of these courses are particularly pleasing, following on from our fantastic NAPLAN results earlier in the year. In fact, all of our HSC English courses (Standard, Advanced & Extension 1) as well as all of our Mathematics courses (General 2, 2 Unit & Extension 1) were all above State Average. Our Science courses of Chemistry and Physics were also above State Average. It is difficult to highlight an individual faculty area, as 16/18 of our courses this year were above State Average – a tremendous effort and I must congratulate all students and staff!

Many of our HSC students have gained successful tertiary University entry and we see 2017 being no different. In fact, this year, we had 40% of students receive Early or Selective entry into University courses, based upon their College exam performances alone. This highlights that our students are being sought after by Universities, even before they sit the HSC or ATAR scores are calculated – this is a great achievement! I am a firm believer that our culture has shifted and we now have successfully embedded a student mindset of valuing academic success and a hunger for wanting to achieve at the highest level.

Some examples of this include:

  • 16/18 or 88% of our courses scored above State Average
  • 73% of our HSC examinations sat achieved a Band 4 (70% plus)
  • 37% of our HSC examinations sat achieved a Band 5 (80% plus)
  • 9 students were formally recognised as Distinguished Achievers on the NESA website (awarded a mark between 90 and 100).

Congratulations to our highest ranking ATAR students

  • Lois Wong- 96.65%
  • Thalia Broadstock- 95.80%

Our 2017 examination results clearly demonstrate that we are value‐adding to all of our students’ performance, with a larger percentage of students (73%) compared to 53% in 2016, entering the Band 4‐ 6 percentiles (70% plus) in their examinations. Our growth mindset emphasis as well as providing timely and meaningful feedback to students throughout the course of the year has definitely aided our students in believing that they can raise their overall achievement rather than merely settling for average results.   More specifically, I am very pleased to report to all families that 37%, of examinations sat (up from 20% in 2016) received a Band 5‐6 (80% or higher) result, and these were within sixteen separate subject areas. We had a total of 17/18 subjects offered with 50% or more of students achieve either a Band 4 or higher (70‐100%), as well as 9 subjects where it was a Band 5 or higher (80‐100%), which is a great achievement for both students and teaching staff.

Mr Mark Camilleri – Head of Secondary