We held a great occasion of celebration on Wednesday 8 February as we inducted 16 graduates as AISHK Scholars from the 62 students comprising the class of 2016. The measure of success was their performance in their public examinations in 2016, and the fact that 25% of the graduates achieved at an extremely high level is testament to their diligence and effort.
The upgraded criteria to become an AISHK Scholar are,
For the HSC candidates:
- Only the highest level of study for any course is to be considered, such as Advanced or Extension subjects; and
- At least two Band 6/Ext 4 outcome results; and
- No outcome less than a Band 4/E2 in any subject.
For the IB candidates:
- An overall score of 40 points or above; and
- At least two subjects scoring 7 points, one of which must be at Higher Level of study; and
- No subject outcome less than 5 points.
The criteria were revised, reviewed and ratified at the start of the year, and will be maintained as our future measure of an AISHK Scholars’ success. These new criteria provide a discrete perspective from the results of the HSC and the IB examinations, and allow each to be understood in its context.
The assembly gathering also congratulated 23 graduates for achieving at least one HSC Band 6 result or IB 7 point attainment in their examination results.
In addition, two students were awarded the prestigious Tom Corkhill Trophy, a perpetual school trophy initiated in honour of the valued contribution to the school of our current Board Chairman, Mr Tom Corkhill. It represents the pinnacle of achievement in the public examinations, and each year is awarded to the very top scoring HSC and IB student. This year the Tom Corkhill Trophy was awarded to Geraldine Le, the HSC top achiever; and Vivian Chui the top IB achiever, who also had a perfect IB score of 45 points.
We are always pleased and proud of the results of our Year 12 students, and the outcomes of last year were the school’s best ever. Some of the highlights are:
- 62% of HSC candidates were listed as BOSTES ‘Distinguished Achievers’ with subject scores of 90%+ in one or more subjects. 13 of those 24 students had that achievement in more than one subject.
- Tracy Lui was listed as a Top Achiever in HSC Continuers Chinese, coming 3rd in the state.
- 65% of IB candidates scored a full 7 points in one or more subjects; with 5 of those 15 students scoring a 7 in multiple subjects
- based on HSC results only, AISHK was ranked 54th against all NSW secondary schools sitting the Higher School Certificate (SMH statistic)
- 73% of the AISHK 2016 graduates achieved an Australian University Entry Rank (ATAR) of 80 or above, with 52% gaining an ATAR of 90+.
The Scholars will have their name added to the Scholars Honour Board in the Auditorium, and from 2016 inducted the following graduates:
|3||Vivian Chui||IB||Tom Corkhill Trophy winner & Scholar|
|7||Geraldine Le||HSC||Tom Corkhill Trophy winner & Scholar|
The AISHK 2016 graduates who received Certificates of Commendation for outstanding results are:
|HSC – Band 6 result in at least one subject||IB – 7 points result at least one subject|
|Sophie Archibald||Selina Chan|
|Remi Beland||Caitlin Hopkirk-Jones|
|Justin Cheng||Miki Hosagaya|
|Callum Hunt||Nicholas Jessop|
|Roxanne Lau||Chloe Lam|
|Ringo Lee||Zoe Li|
|Kashish Mahbubani||Esther Lin|
|Ana Milliner-Parsons||Ryan Long|
|Aliya Penn||Andrew Pu|
|Oscar Shum||Brooke Reed|
|Aidan Trent||Wilson Wu|
Our thanks go to all parents who supported their sons and daughters through their secondary school journey and particularly through the examination period. Much praise and thanks go also to the teachers who nurtured the students through their learning journey. Congratulations to the Class of 2016.
Howard West | Head of Secondary