Higher School Certificate Results 2017

2017 hsc examsThe HSC results were released to schools on 14th December. Congratulations goes to each of the 113 students of the 2017 cohort who have achieved outstanding results in this year’s HSC examinations. These fine results are a testimony to the hard work of students and staff and the support of parents in their children’s education. The school is a comprehensive non-selective school seeking to honour and serve God in all that we do including using academic skills and gifts. The publication of these results is an opportunity to celebrate the gifts and talents God has given to students at the school but it is also a chance to remember the contribution of all the Year 12 students culturally, academically, on the sporting field and in serving and sharing of their faith.

The HSC cohort of 2017 achieved some outstanding results across a wide range of subject areas. There were 113 students who completed HSC courses in 2017 including 13 Year 11 Augustine students who completed a selection of courses as part of the Acceleration program. 32 HSC courses were offered at Pacific Hills in 2017.


2017 Highlights

Overall Results

  • The top ATAR at PHCS was 99.5 achieved by Matthew Ho
  • 9% of students received an ATAR above 97 (top 3% of the State)
  • 20% of students received an ATAR above 90
  • PHCS students achieved 65 Band 6 (or E4) results.

Premier’s All Round Achievers List

  • One student was mentioned on the Premier’s All Round Achievers List (achieving more than 90% in all their courses i.e. the highest Band possible in at least 10 units))
  • Congratulation’s go to Matthew Ho for this achievement.

Distinguished Achievers List

  • PHCS students achieved 65 Band 6 results (or Band E4) and were mentioned on the Distinguished Achievers List. These top band results were achieved by 35 students of whom 6 were Augustine Acceleration students (Year 11)
  • 30% of students received Band 6 results in at least one of their subjects
  • 13 Augustine students studied Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1 and Physics and received 11 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers List (Band 6 or E4 results)

HSC Showcases and Exhibitions

  • OnStage: Individual Drama Performance Nominated, Laith Tucci
  • ENCORE: (Music 1) Nominated, Georgia Gourlay

Overall Results

Outstanding Band 6 results – a snapshot

  • Above State average in Band E4 English Ext 2 (School 66.66%, State 20.52%) 2 students
  • Above State average in Band 6 English ESL (School 40%, State 5.22%) 2 students
  • Above State average in Band 6 Engineering (School 25%, State 10.77%) 2 students
  • Above State average in Band 6 Mathematics 2 Unit (School 29.54%, State 23.47%) 13 students
  • Above State average in Band E4 History Ext (School 28.57%, State 21.61%) 2 students
  • Above State average in Band 6 Ancient History (School 11.11%, State 8.78%) 2 students
  • Above State average in Band 6 Chemistry (School 11.53%, State 9.48%) 3 students
  • Above State average in Band 6 Drama (School 20%, State 12.88%) 1 student
  • Above State average in Band 6 Music 1 (School 33.33%, State 20.35%) 1 student
  • Above State average in Band 6 Software (School 20%, State 11.84%) 1 student

Subjects receiving outstanding numbers of students in the higher bands e.g.

  • Physics 68.41% of students in Bands 5 and 6, well above State Bands 5 and 6 (33.8%)
  • Chemistry 61.53% of students in Bands 5 and 6, well above State Bands 5 and 6 (42.71%)
  • Engineering Studies 62.5% of students in Bands 5 and 6, well above State Bands 5 and 6 (35.9%)
  • SOR 1U 68.41% of students in Bands 5 and 6, well above State Bands 5 and 6 (49.87%)
  • Ancient History 50% of students in Bands 5 and 6, well above State Bands 5 and 6 (36%)
  • All students in English Extension 2 received a Band E3 or E4.
  • All students in History Extension received a Band E3 or E4.

Pacific Hills presented 32 subjects for this year’s HSC. 84% of subjects were at or above State average.

Music 1 8.08% above State average
Software Design 7.93% above State average
Engineering Studies 6.14% above State average
English Extension 2 5.65% above State average
History Extension 5.12% above State average
Ancient History 4.76% above State average
Mathematics 2 unit 4.30% above State average
Chemistry 3.81% above State average
English ESL 3.56% above State average
Mathematics General 3.31% above State average
Physics 2.31 % above State average