Latest Results HSC

Newington has recorded 10 All Round Achievement Awards in the NSW Higher School Certificate results announced on Thursday 15 December 2016. Combined with the School’s outstanding IB Diploma Results these HSC results complete the picture of a high performing Year 12 from 2016.

10 All Round Achievement Awards and 2 Best in Subject

Newington College received 170 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers’ List

At the time of writing, the highest ATARs reported by the boys were from Jack Jacobs and Peter Zavvos both of whom received 99.70.

The All Round Achievement list below records the 10 boys who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) in 10 or more units of courses in their current pattern of study. They were:


Taylan Behayi Nicolai Laptev
Joshua Hare Samuel Mehmet
Timothy Hare Georgios Platias
Jack Jacobs Samuel Yu
Nicholas James Peter Zavvos


Newington College had two place getters in the State’s ‘Best in Subject’ category.

  • Peter Zavvos ranked 2nd in Modern Greek Beginners
  • George Papasavvas ranked 3rd in Modern Greek Beginners

ARTEXPRESS: Three boys were nominated for exhibitions featuring exemplary Visual Arts students. Congratulations to Samuel Gilfedder, 'Nihility'; Fergus Kinahan, 'The Edge of ...'; and Elliot Ulm, 'Clean' for their nominations into ARTEXPRESS.

ENCORE & OnSTAGE: Congratulations to Elliot Ulm who has had his Individual Project selected for 'OnSTAGE'. Chris Cooper, Jack Jacobs and Leon Vitogiannis are also congratulated for nominations for 'ENCORE' the presentation of music performance and composition at the Opera House.

SHAPE 2016: Congratulations to Mitchell Cormack and Samuel Gilfedder who were nominated for inclusion in 'Shape 2016' the combined Technology Exhibition held at the Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Ultimo Sydney from February 2017.


HSC Celebrations

Despite the rain and an indoor barbecue there were no dampened spirits at the ATAR celebrations at Newington on the morning after the HSC results. The boys were relaxed and keen to congratulate each other, share stories of university and travel plans while sharing the lessons learned with their proud teachers.

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 % in Top Bands  Course % in Top Bands
Biology  67% Legal Studies 76%
Business Studies  67% Modern Greek Beginners 100%
Design and Technology  65% Mathematics Extension 2 66%
Drama  61% Modern History 74%
Economics  83% Music 1 91%
Engineering Studies  82% Music 2 100%
English Advanced  86% Music Extension 75%
Geography  62% PDHPE 60%
Info Processes & Technology  71% Studies of Religion 88%
Latin Continuers 100% Visual Arts 87%


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Did you know?

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

Do you want to know more about the IB Diploma results for Newington and the difference in the way the Programme is scored by UAC?

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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)


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Hear from some of our high achievers: what they did to stay motivated, engaged and on top of their study and co-curricular commitments in Years 11 and 12.


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