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Academic and HSC Results
Our academic results are consistently strong in a broad range of subjects, with students regularly appearing in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) Premier’s High Achiever and All-rounder lists. Over 70 percent of our students are offered a university place each year (state average is 30 percent). Our overall scores reflect the ever increasing strength of our academic results.

We are extremely proud of the results, the diversity, and of the personal achievements of every one of our students.

2019 HSC Results

St Leo’s students again put in outstanding efforts and achieved outstanding results in the HSC for 2019 (Note: not all ATAR results are yet known by the College at the time of writing):

  • Our College Dux, Madeleine McMahon, achieved an ATAR of 96.10, ranking her within the top 4% of the state.
  • St Leo’s received 46 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers List (achievement of Band 6) – an increase from 40 the previous year.
  • Three students received HSC Showcase nominations. Olivia Clay was nominated for ARTEXPRESS (Visual Arts showcase), Zoe Peterson for SHAPE (Design & Technology showcase) and Bede Patterson for ENCORE (Music showcase)
  • Our students achieved first place in 10 subjects across the Diocese of Broken Bay
  • 16 subjects scored above the state average and 11 significantly above the state average – also an increase from the previous year.
  • Overall, St Leo’s was placed within the top 26% of NSW schools (SMH), which was also an improvement from 2018.
2018 HSC Results

In 2018, our students also achieved outstanding HSC results:

  • Our College Dux, Chelsea Tullia, achieved an ATAR of 99.35, ranking her within the top 1% of the state.
  • Two students were listed on the Premier’s All-Round Achievers Merit List.
  • St Leo’s received 40 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers List
  • 70% of our students achieved results in the top three bands (Bands 4-6)
  • Three students were offered places at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) – a rare achievement for any school.
  • Our students achieved first place in 17 subjects across the Diocese of Broken Bay
  • 16 subjects scored above the state average and seven significantly above the state average
  • Overall, St Leo’s placed within the top third of NSW schools (SMH).
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