Sydney Distance Education High School

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Academic achievements

Higher School Certificate

In the 2020 HSC, students achieved 190 Band 5 and Band 6 results (2019 – 164, 2018 – 173, 2017 – 173, 2016 – 203). In the 2020 HSC, 35.0% of all bands awarded were Band 5 or Band 6 (2019 – 31.4, 2018 – 30%, 2017 – 31%, 2016 – 36%).

In addition to 258 single course students (Government schools: 125, Non-Government schools: 133), there were 33 students in special placement settings and 75 Sydney Distance Education High School students completing all or part of the HSC.

Three SDEHS students were placed in the top 10 in the state. There were 53 distinguished achiever results in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4), including home and single course students..

A significant number of our 2020 HSC students achieved Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks (ATARs) which have resulted in successful university admissions including students achieving ATARS in the 90s. 

Outstanding individual HSC success over past years include the following.

2020

  • Isla Eckstein
    Earth and Environmental Science - 4th in State
  • Olive Lenenhan Chool
    Aboriginal Studies - 5th in State
  • Conrad Petrovic
    Engineering Studies - 6th in State

2019

  • Dominic Grimshaw
    Ancient History - 2nd in State

2018

  • Risini Gamage
    Biology - 5th in State
  • Claire Bryan-Ellis
    Studies of Religion 2 - 6th in State

2017

  • Francesca Wallis
    Senior science - 2nd in State
  • Lauren Beasley
    Earth and environmental science - 6th in State

2016

  • Annabelle Bowman
    Textiles and design - 1st in State
  • David James Barnott-Clement
    Earth and environmental science - 2nd in State
  • Miela Lily Malyon
    Textiles and design - 7th in State
  • Jerry Leung
    Information processes and technology - 8th in State
  • Lisa Cavagnino
    Textiles and design - 9th in State

 

A number of our students have been selected for the prestigious showcasing of student excellence by both the Department of Education and the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA). Here are our stars from the past 5 years.

  • Artexpress: Visual arts
    Georgia Bull - 2019
    Danielle Guyot - 2017
  • Encore: Performance works
    Luca Warburton - 2017
    Mitzi Gardner - 2016
  • Shape: Outstanding HSC design and technology, industrial technology & textiles and design
    Caitlin Harding, Chloe Mitchell and Melody Suranyi - 2018
    Miela Malyon (Textiles and design) and Meagan Watson (Textiles and design) - 2016
  • Texstyle exhibition: Textiles and design
    Caitlin Harding, Taylah McAuliffe, Chloe Mitchell and Melody Suranyi - 2018
    Peggy Grant-Dawes, Felicity Lessing, Miela Malyon, Courtney New, Samantha Taylor, Nadia Wallis and Meagan Watson - 2016

The following students have been nominated for exhibitions and performances over the past years.

  • Artexpress: Visual arts
    Joseph Vyner - 2019
  • Encore: Performance works
    Batil Hagob, Marcus Michelson and Emma Russell - 2019
    Abi Antonito, Emma Russell - 2018
    Mitzi Gardner, Tony Lu, Ariel Volovelsky and Rio Xiang - 2017       
    Luca Warburton - 2016
  • InTech: Industrial technology multimedia
    Jessie Van Niekerk and Joseph Vyner - 2019
    Alexander Chorley and Eva Liu - 2018
  • Shape: Outstanding HSC design and technology, industrial technology & textiles and design
    Joelle Douek - 2019
    Christopher Kidall Park - Design and technology - 2018
    Miela Malyon - Textiles and design - 2016
    Meagan Watson - Textiles and design - 2016
  • Texstyle exhibition: Textiles and design
    Hana Brinkworth - 2019

May all these students help to inspire other students to achieve their best.