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.
The IB Diploma Programme results for 2018 are now available.
In 2017, 2,728 Australian students sat for the November Session Exams. 27 scored the top mark of 45, equivalent to an ATAR of 99.95. In fact, Australia constituted 40% of the top scores recorded in the Asia Pacific region.
Australia performed extremely well with an average score among Australian IB Diploma students of 34, which is equivalent to an ATAR of 92, and the pass rate was 90%. The global average for the IB Diploma in 2018 was 28.52 and the global average pass rate was 69%.
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.