ALL YEAR 12
The ‘League Tables’ and ‘Lists of Top Schools’, produced by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Daily Telegraph, rank NSW high schools using results from HSC students. This does not include results from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
An increasing number of students are choosing to take the globally recognised International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This means that high achievers from these schools are not included in the media’s ranking.
In 2020, 2,889 Australian students sat for the November Session Exams across 60 schools. 35 scored the top mark of 45, equivalent to an ATAR of 99.95. In fact, Australia constituted 35.35% of the top scores recorded in the world. 552 of the Australian students who sat for the IB Diploma achieved a mark of 40 or higher, equivalent to an ATAR of 98.05.
Australia performed extremely well with an average score among Australian IB Diploma students of 34, and the pass rate was 93%. The global average for the IB Diploma in 2020 was 29.8 and the global average pass rate was 77%.
For more information about the IB Diploma Programme and the schools that offer this alternative to the HSC in NSW and the ACT, click on the schools linked below or visit the IB’s website.