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2017 Academic Results

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We congratulate the Class of 2017 students on their outstanding academic performance and pay tribute to the Ravenswood teaching staff who have supported them on their journey. One hundred and one girls sat the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and 27 girls sat the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. The students applied themselves with determination, maturity and focus and we look forward to watching their progress as the years unfold.

2017 Academic Performance Highlights




Median ATAR


28% of students
with an ATAR of 95+

Top Placements in State

1st in Visual Arts
6th in Legal Studies
6th in English as a Second Language
9th in Food Technology

172 Mentions

On the Distinguished Achievers List

Top IB Mark

International Baccalaurate Diploma Programme: Perfect score of 45


Nominations for student showcases


Ravenswood was positioned
40th in NSW in the
SMH HSC school ranking

For more detailed results, read our Class of 2017 Academic Results booklet

NSW Higher School Certificate

First Place in Course
  • Isabella Gerardi, Visual Arts 
Top Achievers List
  • Miranda Frith, Food Technology (9th)
  • Isabella Gerardi, Visual Arts (1st) and Legal Studies (6th)
  • Cindy Wang, English as a Second Language (6th) 

All-round Achievers list (Band 6 results in at least 10 units) 

  • Kate Burrell
  • Eliza Campbell
  • Lauren Chadlowe
  • Miranda Frith
  • Isabella Gerardi
  • Charlotte Hatton
  • Lucy James
  • Hannah Koch-Lowndes
  • Cindy Wang
Distinguished Achievers list
  • Sixty two girls were placed on the Distinguished Achievers list (students who achieved a Band 6 result in a course) with 172 mentions between them.   
Outstanding results by subject

100% of students in the following subjects achieved in the top band (Band 6):
  • Chinese and Literature
  • Chinese in Context
  • German Continuers
  • Music 1
  • Music 2
  • Physics
  • Music Extension
100% of students in the following subjects achieved in the top two bands (Bands 5 and 6):
  • Design and Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Japanese Continuers
  • Latin Continuers
  • Visual Arts
  • English Extension 1
  • English Extension 2
  • Mathematics Extension 1
80% of students in the following subjects achieved in the top two bands (Bands 5 and 6):
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chinese Continuers
  • Community and Family Studies
  • English Advanced
  • Geography
  • Hospitality
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Studies of Religion 2
  • Textiles and Design
  • History Extension

Student Showcases

ARTEXPRESS nominations:
  • Juliette Abrahamse
  • Chloe Frost
  • Isabella Gerardi
Encore nomination:
  • Semin Park
OnSTAGE nominations:
  • Amy Cripps
  • Amanda King 
  • Chloe Butterell
  • Natalie Rowbottom
Texstyle nominations:
  • Kate Burrell 
  • Sophie Tucker 
Shape selections:
  • Kate Burrell
  • Sophie Tucker

IB Diploma Highlights:

International Baccalaureate
Ravenswood has offered the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma for 14 years, and has a proud tradition of achieving outstanding academic results. The 2017 cohort of 27 students was no exception.
  • Perfect score of 45 (99.95 ATAR) achieved by Ashley Masters
  • 3 girls scored 42 or more (ATAR of 99 or above)
  • Median ATAR of 94.03
  • 48% of girls achieved an ATAR over 95 
  • 74% of girls achieved an ATAR over 90