Newcastle and Hunter HSC results 2018

Homegrown success: Natalie Cox from Newcastle High, Clayton Carlon from All Saints’ College Maitland and Rani Ruse from Lambton High topped the state in three different subjects.HUNTER girls are the region’s stand out-performers in this year’s Higher School Certificate, asnon-government schools strengthen their standingon the NSW Education Standards Authority’s prestigious merit lists.

More than 76,700 NSW students received their HSC results on Thursday, the day after three Hunter students were revealed to have topped the state in Industrial Technology, Geography and Mathematics General 2.

The regionwas a strong performer on the annual All-Round Achievers, Top Achievers and Distinguished Achievers lists.

This year’s All-Round Achievers list of students who received results in the highest band possible in at least 10 units of study included 40 from the Hunter, comprising 26 girls and 14 boys.

Of these, 15 attended academically selective Merewether High, 12 attended independent schools, seven attended Catholic schools, five attended state schools and one attendedHunter School of the Performing Arts (HSPA).

The list also included 15 Central Coast students, nine girls and six boys.

Eight came from independent schools, six from selective Gosford High and one from a Catholic school.

Last year’s list included 42 Hunter students, 25 from Merewether, nine from independent schools, five from state schools and three from HSPA, as well as 15 from the Central Coast.

This year’s Top Achievers List, of students who earned a ranked place in a subject and a mark over 90, includes 28 Hunter students, 19girls and nine boys.

Nine were from independent schools, nine were from state schools, six were from Catholic schools, two were from Merewether, one was from HSPA and one was from TAFE Tighes Hill.

It also includes seven Central Coast students, including six girls.

Five were from independent schools, one was from a state school and one was from a Catholic school.

Last year’s list included 27 Hunter students comprising 15 from Merewether High, five from independent schools, three from state schools, three from Catholic schools and one from TAFE.

It had nine Central Coast students.

Education Minister Rob Stokes praised students’ “dedication, perseverance and hard work”.

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle acting director of schools Gerard Mowbray recognised the “effort and perseverance of each and every student who has striven to achieve their personal best”, their teachers and families.

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