The Top 100 Schools HSC Ranking is not complete

International Baccalaureate results
are released 2 January, 2024 (12:00 noon GMT)

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 2022, 2,421 Australian students sat for the November Session Exams across 86 schools. The average score for Australian IB Diploma students was 35.6/45 (or an ATAR equivalent of 93) with a pass rate of 97%. The global average for the IB Diploma in 2022 was 30.9/45 with a pass rate of 82%.

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). 37% of Australian IB Diploma students scored at or above 40/45 (or an ATAR equivalent of 97.50), and there were 56 45’s across Australia.

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.

Visit the Australasian IB Schools Website
Participating schools

Canberra Grammar School

Cranbrook School

German International School Sydney

Lycée Condorcet Sydney, International French School

Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College

Newington College

Queenwood School for Girls

Ravenswood School for Girls

Santa Sabina College

St Andrew’s Cathedral School

St Paul’s Grammar School

Trinity Grammar School Sydney

Westbourne College Sydney