BEGA High School, Sapphire Coast Anglican College and Lumen Christi Catholic College are all celebrating some outstanding results from their HSC students.
Lumen Christi in Pambula is celebrating in particular the achievements of Year 12 student Philippa Harley.
The results, which came out on Wednesday, placed Philippa first in the state for Extension History.
Along with this accolade, Philippa achieved Band 6 results in her 10 HSC units.
“Lumen Christi Catholic College students have been blessed with success again this year,” a school spokesperson said.
“The hard work and dedication of the students and staff have seen some spectacular results.
“Lumen Christi students were awarded a total of 34 Band 6 and 133 Band 5 results across the 374 examinations sat by our 71 students.
Band 6 is a score between 90 and 100 per cent; Band 5 is between 80 and 90 per cent.
“We commend them for their efforts and congratulate them on their success and wish them all the best for their very bright futures,” the Lumen spokesperson said.
Bega High School also congratulated its students on their HSC and ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) scores.
“Our highlights for the HSC in 2013 are in the areas of Ancient History, Biology, Legal Studies, General Mathematics and French Beginners in which students gained Band 6,” a BHS spokesperson said.
“Siobhan Ison and Sarah Campbell achieved some excellent results, achieving Band 6 in several of their subjects.
“Sarah achieved a fantastic ATAR of 97.75 and was awarded the prestigious Graham and Louise Tuckwell Scholarship at the University of Canberra to study a double degree in genetics and biological anthropology.
"Bonnie Ison achieved the impressive ATAR of 94.75 and has been accepted into the University of Wollongong to study a concurrent degree in international studies and creative writing.
"Miriam Zweck achieved the impressive ATAR of 93.55 and hopes to study undergraduate medicine at University of New England.
"April Alcock achieved a deserved ATAR of 90.75. She is planning a gap year in 2014 and has been accepted into university to study either diagnostic radiography or physiotherapy.
“Many of our students were only a few marks off moving from Band 5 into Band 6.
“A significant number of students attained Band 5 results and in the future programs to ensure that these students close to Band 6 are well prepared and supported towards gaining best outcomes will be implemented.”
Bega High School noted that nine students from its 2013 Year 12 class received university placements from early entry and scholarship schemes.
At Sapphire Coast Anglican College, Year 12’s Kade Brown received 100 per cent in Music Extension.
“Kade Brown, an exemplary music student, has been shortlisted for both performance and composition components at ENCORE, a performance held at the Opera House ever year by outstanding music students,” a SCAC spokesperson said.
“Kade achieved 100 per cent in Music Extension under the tutelage of Steve Clark.
“Congratulations also to Tully Clark, Zac Burhop and Jake Duchesne who achieved excellent HSC results in Physics, Business Studies and Mathematics respectively.
“Mathematics Extension 1, Physics, Design and Technology and Music were outstanding with 100 per cent of the candidates achieving results in the top 20 per cent of the state,” a SCAC spokesperson said.
“Another 50 per cent of candidates scored in the top 20 per cent of the state in Ancient History, English Extension 1, Geography, Mathematics and Visual Arts.
“Overall, 50 per cent of this year’s candidates achieved results in the top 20 per cent of the state to which the College is extremely proud.”