Top 100 Schools? Think again!
The ‘League Tables’ and ‘Lists of Top Schools’, produced by Sydney Morning Herald and Daily Telegraph, rank NSW high schools using results from HSC students. These do 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 Top 100 Schools ranking.
In 2021, 2,644 Australian students sat for the November Session Exams across 86 schools. The average score for Australian IB Diploma students was 37/45 (or an ATAR equivalent of 95.20) with a pass rate of 98%. The global average for the IB Diploma in 2021 was 32/45 with a pass rate of 87%.
A number of Australian students performed extremely well with approximately 1.1% of candidates in the session achieving a perfect score of 45/45 (or an ATAR equivalent of 99.95). 33% of Australian IB Diploma students scored at or above 40/45 (or an ATAR equivalent of 97.90).
For more information about the IB Diploma Programme and the schools that offer this alternative to the HSC in NSW and the ACT, visit the participating schools below or the Australasian IB website.