student achievements

Class of 2018 - Higher School Certificate results

Despite the small cohort size, many of our girls achieved outstanding results and a number of personal bests, reflecting the focus, self-discipline and willingness to seek feedback which characterised many in this diverse and capable cohort. 

Congratulations to the 6 students from PLC Armidale who were recognised on the Distinguished Achievers' award for attaining a Band 6 result (mark over 90 in one or more course). The achievement of the girls individually and collectively across courses exemplify the continued promotion of a culture of learning at PLC Armidale.

Each year, a leading Sydney newspaper publishes a list of the top 150 schools in the State. Inclusion on this list is based upon the 'success' rate of individual schools. In this context, success is defined as the number of high scores (Band 6/mark over 90 or equivalent) expressed as a percentage of the total number of examination papers sat at the school. This count does not include subjects studied through combined lines or Distance Education.

Our Year 12, 2017 cohort size meant that this pre-requisite number was met with PLC Armidale being acknowledged as 148th in the State, one of only a few regional schools to feature on this list and the only Armidale school to do so. 

In summary, the 2018 high score results (Band 6 or equivalent) were achieved by 30% of our cohort across eight separate courses taught at the College. In addition, a further 30% of the Class of 2018 achieved a Band 5 (mark over 80) result in at least one or more subject. This put our 'success' rate at around 12% which would be one of if not the highest success rates in the New England region. Congratulations to Sarah Askey who achieved the highest ATAR for 2018. 

Congratulations also to Darcy Campbell, Gabriella Parsons and Julia Chambers who all attained an ATAR over 92. Special mention should also be made of Jessica Hughes and Lucy Quast who both were awarded Band 6 for Music 2 and E4 (Band 6 Equivalent) with a score of 49/50 for Music Extension. In addition, both girls were nominated for inclusion in Encore the HSC Showcase event for Music students. 

For more information, please contact:

Mrs Lorna Ahern
Head of Teaching and Learning
Tel: (+612) 6770 1700