Latest Results HSC

Newington has recorded two All-Round Achievement Awards in the NSW Higher School Certificate results announced on Tuesday, 17 December 2019. Newington's IB Diploma results will be released in early January 2020 and will complete the picture of Year 12 2019's academic achievements.

Two All-Round Achievement Awards

Two Newington boys made the All-Round Achievement lists by receiving a result in the highest band (Band 6 or E4) in 10 or more units of study, an impressive achievement. Congratulations to:

  • Mark Elwaw
  • Harry Rowland

Special mention must also go to Liam Pidcock, who was equal third in the state in Chinese Continuers.

HSC Showcase Nominations

Every year, students from across NSW are nominated and selected to be part of a series of HSC showcases and exhibitions. This year, 13 Newington boys were among that group.

  • ENCORE is a program of outstanding performances and compositions by students from the HSC Music examinations. Newington students Tu’uta Atiola and Joshua Roncolato received nominations for possible inclusion.
  • OnSTAGE is a presentation and exhibition of group and individual performances and projects by HSC Drama students. Nominations for group performance were received by Finn Hoegh-Guldberg, Joshua MacFarlane, Alec O’Shea, Louis Pidcock and Jaga Yap for Wake Up which was placed on the reserve list for inclusion.
  • OnSTAGE nominations for individual performance were achieved by Joshua MacFarlane for Dandy in the Underworld and Jaga Yap for Mancub. Finn Hoegh-Guldberg was nominated and placed on a reserve list for inclusion in the OnSTAGE program for his individual performance, About a Goth.
  • Tom Charley and Jack Walker were nominated for inclusion in ARTEXPRESS, an annual exhibition of exemplary artworks created by students for the HSC in Visual Arts. Tom’s work, Breakdown, was selected for inclusion in the ARTEXPRESS exhibition at Hazelhurst Arts Centre.
  • Finn Tainsh was nominated for possible inclusion in InTech, the annual exhibition of outstanding Major Projects developed by HSC Industrial Technology students.
  • Harrison Bird, Anthony Gestakovski, Jack Rathborne and Finn Tainsh were nominated for Shape 2019, the annual exhibition of a selection of exemplary Major Projects developed by HSC Design and Technology, Industrial Technology and Textiles and Design students.

Vocational and Educational Training (VET)

Our Vocational Education and Training (VET) students achieved outstanding results across subjects that this year included Business Services, Construction, Electrotechnology, Hospitality, Information and Digital Skills and Plumbing. The program is an important part of what we do at Newington, and our VET students have again demonstrated their skills and dedication to learning.

Mitchell Gigg was awarded a VET Excellence Award for Business in 2019 by Southern Sydney Business Education, after completing an outstanding work placement and achieving excellent results in all assessment tasks.

2019 HSC students outside the old chapel

HSC Celebrations

Newington’s traditional Year 12 HSC morning tea was held in the Old Chapel on Wednesday, 18 December 2019. It was a wonderful opportunity to share stories, successes and plans for the future.

Top 2 bands across the courses

While we celebrate all our successes, we particularly recognise the boys and teachers in courses where over 60% of candidates scored in the top two bands (5 or 6) of achievement in a 2 unit course, or the top band (E4) in a 1 unit course. A wonderful result.

Course and percentage in top bands

  • Chemistry – 68.41%
  • Chinese Continuers – 100%
  • Design & Technology – 61.53%
  • Engineering Studies – 68.75%
  • English (Advanced) – 65%
  • French Continuers – 100%
  • Geography – 72.72%
  • Information Processes and Technology – 66.66%
  • Latin Continuers – 100%
  • Legal Studies – 66.66%
  • Music 1 – 84.6%
  • Music 2 – 100%
  • Physics – 66.65%
  • Software Design and Development – 100%
Class of 2019 Valedictory Day

Did you know?

Newington is the only GPS school to offer both the HSC and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to senior students.

The IB Diploma results for Newington will become available on 3 January.

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A liberal education equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse problems, make informed judgements and think broadly. The students who take this approach to subject selections are our high achievers.

- Mr Trent Driver, Deputy Head of Campus 7-12 (Academic)

Class of 2019 in uniform gathered in a ring on the basketball courts for Valedictory, throwing their hands in the air.

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