Merewether High’s Rebecca Tyler. Picture: Ryan Osland► HSC results: ‘Huge relief’for two Merewether students
► HSC Merits Lists
HUNTER students have excelled in this year’s Higher School Certificate, with 1114 students achieving a mark of more than 90 in at least one of their subjects.
A total of 30 students appeared on the Top Achievers list, after receiving a ranked place in a subject as well as a mark over 90.
This included Merewether High students Rebecca Tyler who came first in the state in Community and Family Studies, third in Food Technology and fifth in Earth and Environmental Science.
Fellow Merewether High student Rachel Leonard came eighth in the state in Food Technology and 10th in the state in Hospitality.
A cohort of 35 Hunter students also appeared on the All Rounders list, for achieving results in the top band possible for at least 10 units of their HSC courses.
This comprised 18 female students and 17 male students.
As reported on Tuesday, Rebecca Tyler of Merewether High topped the state in Community and Family Studies, Luke Pulver of Hunter School of the Performing Arts came first in Aboriginal Studies and Jack Haberfield of Swansea High achieved the number one spot in the Metal and Engineering exam.
Christopher Windus of St Philip’s Christian College Waratah had the highest ranking in the Entertainment Industry exam.
Public Schools NSW Executive Director, Frank Potter, said he was confident that the latest crop of HSC graduates from Hunter public schools was well-equipped for further study, work and life.
“Many of our students are already well set on their chosen pathway,” Mr Potter said.
“Whether it is by being awarded early entry at university, securing an apprenticeship or traineeship, establishing themselves in employment or feeling assured that the results they received yesterday will enable them to meet their goals, our students finish 13 years of schooling ready to take the next step.”
Mr Potter said it was pleasing to hear from schools about students who were the first in their family to complete school through to the HSC.
“This is a proud moment for these students and their families,” he said.
“Having this well-recognised credential offers assurance of improved life outcomes and a great model to encourage other family members to make the most of educational opportunities.”