girls' college | academic achievements
Pittwater House enables students to open their minds, to aim high in all they do and to make the most of the opportunities available to them. On average, 90% of the Pittwater House students that apply for University are granted placement in their course of first choice, in the first round of offers. Perhaps that is why our School has a reputation on Sydney's Northern Beaches for delivering consistently good academic results.
Testimony to our focus on academic success is the the 2012 National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy ( NAPLAN) results. In all fields tested the results for the Year 7 and Year 9 students were above the State average and demonstrated the hard work by both students and teachers.
A high priority is given to developing student capability in literacy and numeracy which begins from the earliest years of the preschool and continues through to Grammar School with a clear focus on enabling students to gain admission to the university course of their choice.
Core learning areas in the Girls' College include English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Music, Visual Arts, French, Chinese, Technology, Personal Development, Health & Physical Education. In Years 9 and 10, students are able to select elective subjects from up to 17 different subject areas. HSC candidates in Years 11 and 12 may choose to structure their studies around 24 different courses.
To find out more about our Academic Achievements for 2012 please read our Academic Achievements brochure.