Sydney Catholic Schools has achieved its best HSC results ever with 11 of its 33 schools ranked among the top 100 high schools in NSW.

Special kudos to St Mary’s Cathedral College students George Annas and Samuel Constable.

“College Captain George Annas was on the Premier’s list, achieving band 6 in all his courses of study, whilst Samuel Constable achieved the highest ATAR of 97.7,” Principal of St Mary’s Cathedral College, Michael Kelleher, said. 

To cap off an incredible 2021, 18 Sydney Catholic Schools ranked among the top 150 high schools and confirmed its reputation as one of the top performing systems of schools in Australia. 

Sydney Catholic Schools’ unprecedented academic success saw its schools reach new heights with the number of distinguished achievers rising from 2486 in 2019 and 2511 in 2020 to 3115 in 2021.

“To the class of 2021, we extend our heartfelt congratulations and admiration,” Sydney Catholic Schools’ Executive Director, Tony Farley, said.

The results follow a series of ground-breaking HSC excellence initiatives that involved all 33 secondary schools meeting to share and analyse HSC performance data, identify key strategies for achieving academic success and find ways to share resources and opportunities across our 33 schools sitting the HSC. 

“The Year 12 cohort of 2021 overcame their many obstacles in achieving their HSC,” Mr Kelleher added.

Here’s a recap of all our 2021 HSC highlights:

  • All Rounders: 1 (scoring above 90 in at least 10 units)
  • Distinguished Achievements: 47 (students who achieved one of the highest places in an HSC course or VET examination and also achieved a result in the highest band)