HSC and Naplan Results

2014 Higher School Certificate  Results

Two students on the NSW Premier’s All-Rounder List

Top Achiever’s List

20 students on Merit List

In 2014 we were ranked as the best performing school in the greater Blacktown area. We achieved a record number of ATAR scores in excess of 90.

Adam Boidin was our 2014 Dux and received the NSW All Rounder Award for straight Band 6 results across his 10 units. He also received the Top Achiever’s Award for English Extension 2, in which he was ranked 2nd in NSW.

His courses were:

2 Unit Advanced English

1 Unit Extension English

2 Unit Extension English

1 Unit Studies of Religion

2 Unit Legal Studies

2 Unit Modern History

2 Unit Ancient History

He received an ATAR of 99.55

 

Jordan Cruice also received the NSW All Rounder Award for straight Band 6 results across his 10 units.

His courses were:

2 Unit Advanced English

1 Unit Extension English

2 Unit Extension English

2 Unit Ancient History

1 Unit Studies of Religion

2 Unit Business Studies

2 Unit Society and Culture

Various newspapers featured our HSC success prominently (see article below):

Local Catholic secondary school, Patrician Brothers’ College, located at Blacktown, this week celebrated its 2014 Higher School Certificate results. The school is delighted with the efforts of its students.              

Patrician Brothers’ College is firmly established as one of the academic high-flyers of western Sydney. Principal, Mr Santo Passarello, commented, “Our community is extremely proud of the 2014 HSC students. They have worked hard to achieve these results and I am delighted that their efforts have been rewarded. We are blessed at Patrician Brothers’ College with a dedicated staff, supportive parents and a wonderful spirit of trust and cooperation within the community. This has created an ideal environment for the students to excel”. The Patrician Brothers’ College 2014 Dux, Adam Boidin, was still in shock today when he received his results. “I can’t believe that it has actually happened. I am really happy with my ATAR of 99.55”.

The success of the cohort of 2014 can also be attributed to the Patrician Brothers’ College Aim High Program. The aim of the program was to target potential high achieving senior students with quality learning programs in order to raise expectations.

The Aim High Program is a mentoring program for students with aspirations to cross the boundaries and achieve well above expectation in their HSC and consequently achieve high ATAR’s for entrance to specific university courses. Thanks to the commitment, dedication and quality work of the Aim High mentors, students on the program boast achievements in a range of curriculum areas.

Students for the program were nominated by staff on the basis that these students would benefit from meeting with their peers and academic mentors. The qualities identified in successful students were diligence, the achievement of sound assessment results over a number of years and commitment to form a partnership with an academic partner.

Whilst acknowledging the efforts of the highest placed students, Mr Passarello was equally proud of the students that performed at the Band 3 and 4 level. “These are the students whose ‘personal bests’ represent the real achievement of Patrician Brothers’ College. Many of these students may not have even completed the HSC in years gone by. They are to be congratulated”.

Patrician Brothers’ College intends to celebrate their HSC success next year at a special school presentation, where each Year 12 student from 2014 that received an outstanding ATAR will be acknowledged.

It is extremely rare for a school to achieve an ATAR in excess of 99. Patrician Brothers’ College has now recorded its 3rd consecutive year with an ATAR above 99. A remarkable achievement!

 

Naplan

National Assessment Program – Literacy And Numeracy

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses all students in Australian schools in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.

Click here to access Patrician Brothers’ College results.