student achievements

Class of 2022 - Higher School Certificate results

The PLC Armidale Advantage is evident once more in this outline summary of the Class of 2022 Higher School Certificate results.

Many of the girls achieved outstanding individual results, reflecting the focus, self-discipline and resilience which characterised this diverse cohort. The achievement of the girls individually and collectively across subjects studied, exemplifies the culture of learning at PLC Armidale.

Congratulations to the 10 students who were recognised on the NESA Distinguished Achievers’ award list for attaining a Band 6 result (mark over 90 in one or more courses).

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 an accelerated pattern of study or Distance Education.

Our success rate this year as published by the Sydney Morning Herald was 7.88% which was the highest in the Armidale region, and an outstanding effort by this cohort. 

ATARS (issued by the University Admissions Centre) are not made directly available to schools, however, we have begun hearing back from a number of our students and offer congratulations to the following girls who have attained an ATAR over 90 with additional ATARs yet to be confirmed: Emma Dauparas 95.65, Sarah Waters 92.35, Amelia Wake and Azaria Jones. 
We would like to make special mention of the students who were recognised on the 2022 NSW Distinguished Achievers list, which records students who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) for one or more courses.

PLC Armidale had ten students across 10 different courses on the list, and we congratulate Emma Dauparas, Bethany Eickhoff, Claudia Hamblin, Sophie Luo, Maddison McCook, Georgina Swales, Amelia Wake, Sarah Waters, Chiyo Brown and Lucy Wright on their inclusion.

We congratulate Dux and Matriculant for 2022, Emma Dauparas, with an ATAR of 95.6, along with Year 11 Student Chiyo Brown, who was awarded a perfect score of 50/50 for Music Extension as an accelerated student and whose Music Extension performance was nominated for inclusion in Encore along with Azaria Jones who received a nomination for the inclusion of her Drama Script in OnSTAGE.

Recording high bands of achievement is one measure of success and we are thrilled for the girls whose effort and application has yielded these results along with the staff who have readied them. We have also been notified by many of the girls that they have received offers to their courses of choice, in a range of Universities and training Colleges, again a measure of success. The academic and personal growth of each individual, perseverance through adversity and finishing well are measures of lasting achievement.

The Class of 2022 is a cohort epitomising strength across the four pillars of the PLC Armidale experience: academic attainment; leadership qualities; creative and performing art accomplishment; and sporting skills.  They have enriched our community throughout their time with their creativity, compassion and inclusive care of others, qualities which will serve them well in the years ahead.

On behalf of the staff of PLC Armidale, I would like to congratulate once more the Class of 2022 and wish them well in their future endeavours.  

Mrs Nicola Taylor

(02) 6770 1700