Posted on December 21, 2020

2020 HSC Results

We are incredibly proud of our Class of 2020 and their teachers for the hard work and dedication they have shown, in this most challenging of years. They have demonstrated resilience, flexibility and good humour, in a year unlike any of our students have had to face before.

Individually, we wish to celebrate our Dux of Boys’ Grammar, Callum Metzke (ATAR 99.8) and the Dux of Girls’ College, Mia Giladi (ATAR 99.05) for their exceptional results and diligence over the past years.

These students both truly exemplify our School motto, Sempers Diligens – ‘always hardworking’, with significant co-curricular involvement in the School over the course of their collective twelve years at Pittwater House across Creative Arts, Cadets, Gifted and Talented programs and the Prefect team.

Notable congratulations must also go out to Callum Metzke and Ben Cook (ATAR 98.15) who made the All Rounders list, achieving a Band 6 (a mark of 90+) in all of their subjects, in addition to accelerated Year 11 student Shantani Jepson who came fifth in the state for Dance with an exceptional mark of 98.

Commendations also go to the 26 students who reached the Distinguished Achievers list, achieving Band 6 across 56 subject mentions:

5 courses * Ben Cook * Lachlan Freund * Callum Metzke * Emily Zhou 4 courses * Duncan Easter * George Richardson 3 courses * Isabella Thomassian 2 courses * Mia Giladi * Annabel Hutt * Joshua West * Eva Zofrea 1 course * Alexander Butcher * Grace Carpenter * Dominic Connors * Sean Ealey * Filippa Jennings * Shantani Jepson * Isabella Kidner * Pia Lenarduzzi * Olivia Lovell * Ewan Lund * Ginger Mahoney * Daniel Nemtsev * Matthew Norton * Sophie Rutzou * Abby Taylor * Ethan Wei * Rachel Whiddett

As our Principal, Dr Hillier explains, ‘We are still contacting many of our students who are away over this time, however we are delighted that the majority of those who have communicated their results have attained or exceeded the ATAR required for entry into their chosen university, with close to 80% of students having received guaranteed pre-entry prior to sitting their first HSC examination.

‘Indeed, we are thrilled to report that thus far, over 10% of the cohort has scored an ATAR above 95.

‘Whilst we should all rightfully celebrate these outstanding achievements, our School’s primary focus remains to support the individual academic growth of each of our students. As a non-selective school, our aim is to inspire them to achieve their personal best, regardless of their academic ability. This year has shown, more than any other, the importance the role of pastoral support plays at our School. We whole-heartedly thank our dedicated teachers for the commitment they have shown to ensure the happiness and well-being of each of their students as they navigated a significant period of remote learning, during this, their most important year of education.’

We hope you will join us in congratulating the Class of 2020 as they take the next step toward their future.

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