Outstanding HSC results top off Sesquicentenary year at Scots

Congrats Year 12

Year 12 2016 clas off


The Scots School Albury was given another reason to celebrate their Sesquicentenary year this morning with an outstanding performance in the HSC.

50 per cent of this year’s cohort were ranked in the top 20 per cent in their respective subjects and 19 students have been included on the Board of Studies Distinguished Achievers List.

Principal of The Scots School Albury, Ms Peggy Mahy said that as a small regional co-educational School, The Scots School Albury is really punching above its weight.

“I would like to congratulate the Class of 2016 in what has been another outstanding academic year. The Class of 2016 has achieved some of the best results in the history of our school,” said Ms Mahy.

“This year’s results continue to reinforce the continued consistency of Scots’ overall HSC performance. We scored well above the state average in 72 per cent of subjects.

“Particularly encouraging was our strong performance in sciences – Physics, Biology and Agriculture and Extension 2 Maths.

“We know that it takes a village to raise a child and that a truly positive, enriching and holistic education is a collaborative effort. I would like to congratulate and thank our dedicated teaching staff and the families of this years school leavers for their unwavering commitment to helping the class of 2016 fulfil their potential.

“I would also like to remind students that they shouldn’t let a number define them, they are so much more than just their ATAR. There is a whole wide world full of opportunity waiting for them, they need to remember that,” added Ms Mahy.


School Captains Emily Graetz and Oscar Bird have maintained studying hard during Year 12 whilst guiding the school through its 150th year. They balanced this enormous responsibility remarkably well in a year that had added significance to the School.

A student at Scots since Year 7, Emily successfully led the school in many areas including musical theatre/orchestra, sports as well as promoted equality for all who attended the school and the outside community.

“I was really excited to receive my results this morning. They were better than what I expected, so I’m really looking forward to receiving my ATAR tomorrow, but I am nervous. I am hoping to study Arts/Law at The University of Sydney,” said Emily.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at Scots I’ve been inspired to question the world and I’ve been encouraged to constantly drive for improvement in myself, the school and the world,” she added.

Oscar began his journey at Scots, boarding at the school in Year 6. He has been involved heavily in many aspects of Scots life including choir, school productions, tennis, ski and basketball.

“I am so relieved to have finally received my results but I’ve enjoyed the journey,” said Oscar.

“I am very grateful to all of my teachers who were always willing to help me, in and out of the classroom. Scots provides a very supportive atmosphere, where everyone is encouraged to try their hardest regardless of their academic ability,” he said.


The Scots School Albury 2016 HSC results unpacked:

  • 55 students sat for the Higher School Certificate (HSC) at The Scots School Albury in 2016.
  • Between them, the Class of 2016 studied 27 courses, ranging from extension subjects in English, Mathematics, History and through to Agriculture and Modern History, and vocational courses including Hospitality.
  • 19 students have been included on the Board of Studies Distinguished Achievers List for students who achieve a HSC mark of at least 90/100 (Band 6) for a 2 Unit course or 45/50 (E4) for a 1 Unit course in one or more subjects.
  • 10 per cent of 2 Unit course results were greater than 90. 50 per cent of 2 Unit course results were greater than 80.  88 per cent of 2 Unit course results were greater than 70. 37 per cent of Extension course results were greater than Band E4.
  • The school has achieved exceptional results with half of the students placed in the top 20 per cent of the state in their respective subjects.
  • We are estimating that our ATAR will be comparable to the exceptional scores that were achieved by the class of 2015.
  • We have had some outstanding results in our science-based subjects including Agriculture, Science, Physics and Extension 2 Maths.

The ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) was released by the University Admissions Centre and will be sent directly to students on Friday 16th December 2016.  The ATAR is not a mark, nor is it a summary of the HSC. The ATAR allows the comparison of students who have completed different combinations of HSC courses.  It is then used to allocate university placements. First round university offers come out on Wednesday 18th January.

2016 HSC Results Report

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