The Class of 2019
The 2019 Higher School Certificate again saw Killara High School students achieving outstanding results overall, with many particularly remarkable individual performances.
Our Dux is Yifan Chen, who gained an ATAR of 99.8. Yifan Chen had two offers for post-school destinations:
Bachelor of Advanced Science and Advanced Studies (Scholars) – The University of Sydney
Bachelor of Advanced Science and Economics (Hons) – The University of NSW.
An additional seven students, to the best of our knowledge, also received an ATAR above 99.0: Sun Song, Jinho Jung, Zoe Pan, Kate Aston, Shai Alaloof, Eric Chen and Anton Smirnov. Please note that we rely on students to give us information about ATARs, so we apologise if this list is incomplete.
Ten students were among the state’s highest All Round Achievers with band six (the highest band) or equivalent in ten or more units of study. These students were Shai Alaloof, Kate Aston, Chuan (Eric) Chen, Yifan Chen, Soyoun (Carly) Lim, Lara Low, Anna O’Mara, Shyi Zoe Pan, Anton Smirnov and Sunhwa Song.
One student earned a place on the merit lists, meaning that they achieved results placing them in the top ten results in NSW. Sunhwa Song placed sixteenth in the state for English Standard.
Rupert Osborn’s work was selected for inclusion in ARTEXPRESS, and Oliver Topp’s Industrial Technology project will be on display at Shape 2019 at the Powerhouse Museum.
Overall 251 band six results were awarded to the cohort of 264 Killara High School students.
Of the 41 HSC courses studied at Killara High School last year, 27 had a course mean above the state average. Fourteen courses had a course mean of more than 5% above state average.
Sixty five students, or 26% of the cohort, received an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Achievement Rank) of 90 or above. Thirteen percent of our students achieved an ATAR of 95.0 or above.
Killara High School placed 90th out of all secondary schools in NSW. This is a testament to the commitment and talent of our Year 12 students, and their expert teachers.
To my mind, however, the most important fact is this – that the great majority of our students gained a place in the tertiary course that they most desired.
I congratulate Year 12 2019 on their admirable achievements. It has been an honour to educate them, and we wish them every success in their endeavours.