Achievements in recent years, particularly in the Higher School Certificate (Year 12), have attested to the school's success in academic areas.

  • Outstanding Higher School Certificate (HSC) results, ranking WGHS among the top schools in the state
  • Recipient of the Director-General's Award for School Achievement 2009 for Leading Girls Education in Academic Excellence
  • High percentages of students scoring 90 or more on the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
  • On average each year, over 80% of students gaining entry to university and around 20% to other tertiary institutions
  • Many students recognised on the HSC Merit List for attaining course placements in the state
  • Impressive standards on national literacy and numeracy measures (NAPLAN) and state science measures (ESSA)
  • Exceptional value-added results across the range of school and external measures
  • Extension classes for selected students throughout the junior years in English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography, and the full range of extension courses offered in the senior school
  • Excellent results in local, state and national competitions and awards, with many opportunities for gifted and talented students

2017 Highlights

 

In 2017, 162 Year 12 students sat for their HSC and gained 185 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers Honour Roll for scoring 90 or more in a course. Our school was ranked among the top two comprehensive public schools in NSW.  54 students, that is, 34% of students gained an ATAR of 90 or above.

Congratulations to 2017 Year 12 DUX, Olivia Yu who attained the top ATAR with 99.9, closely followed by her sister, Ophelia who achieved an ATAR of 99.85 .

Four students achieved placement in the top ten of a subject:

Sally Fenton achieved 3rd place in the state in Community and Family Studies. Ruby Hammersley was placed 5th in Extension 2 English. Rachel Hui was placed 8th in English as a Second Language and Annie Martin gained 8th place in the state for Society and Culture.

Five students – Chelsea Kim, Jade Medin, Lulu Webb and Olivia and Ophelia Yu achieved All Rounder Awards gaining a Band 6 (a mark greater than 90) for at least ten units of study.

Several students were nominated for the 2017 HSC showcases:

·         Shu Li Lau, Emma Seaman, Keona Uncle and Mia Yoneda were nominated for ArtExpress (exhibition of outstanding Visual Arts works)

·    Naae Kim for Encore (outstanding HSC music performances)

·         Logan Woodman, Sophie Tzoumis, Alice-Rose Luccetti and Tamra Foy were nominated for OnStage Drama performances, and

·         Sophie Tzoumas as well as Siobhan Lynch and Elen Thompson, Year 11, were nominated for CallBack – outstanding HSC dance.

(80%) received first round University offers, with several of these students gaining advanced entry into their chosen courses.

 

2016 Highlights

2016

In 2016, 147 students sat for their HSC and gained 164 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers Honour Roll (Band 6) for scoring 90 or more in a course.  Our school was ranked among the top five comprehensive public schools in NSW. Over 30% of students gained an ATAR of 90 or above.

Congratulations to 2016 Year 12 DUX, Helaine Liew who attained the top ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) with 99.7, closely followed by Lily Morton and Alissa Stark, both achieving at ATAR of 99.4 and both placed in the top ten students in Ancient History. Helaine Liew achieved first place in the state in Society and Culture and Jennifer Henoch achieved fourth place in PDHPE.

Four students – Na Yeon (Katherine) Lee, Helaine Liew, Yiru (Suzie) Ling and Lily Morton achieved All Rounder Awards gaining a Band 6 (a mark greater than 90) for at least ten units of study:

Four students were nominated for the 2015 HSC showcases:

     Three for ArtExpress (exhibition of outstanding Visual Arts works)

     One for Encore (outstanding HSC music performances)

Courses with Band 6 results included Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese Background Speakers, Design and Technology, Economics,  English Advanced, English Standard, English as a Second Language, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, Japanese Beginners, Japanese Continuers, Japanese Extension, Legal Studies, Mathematics General, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Modern History, History Extension, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Senior Science, Society and Culture, Studies of Religion II, Textiles and Design, and Visual Arts.

122 graduates (83%) received first round University offers, with several of these students gaining advanced entry into their chosen courses.

2015 Highlights

With a cohort of 146, students gained 179 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers Honour Roll (Band 6) for scoring 90 or more in a course.  Our school was placed 49th in the state on the basis of top-end results and achieved the position of top ranked comprehensive public school in NSW.

Over 30% of students gained an ATAR of 90 or above. Congratulations to 2015 Year 12 DUX, Eloise Ridley who attained the top ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) with 99.2.

Four students achieved All Rounder Awards gaining a Band 6 (a mark greater than 90) for at least ten units of study:

For the eighth year running, one student was placed among the High Achievers in NSW for Society and Culture achieving 9th place.

Several students were nominated for the 2015 HSC showcases:

Three for ArtExpress (exhibition of outstanding Visual Arts works)

Two for Encore (outstanding HSC music performances)

Courses with Band 6 results included Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese Background Speakers, Chinese Beginners, Drama, English Advanced, English Standard, English as a Second Language, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, French Continuers, General Mathematics, Heritage Japanese, History Extension, Information Processes and Technology, Japanese Beginners, Japanese Continuers, Japanese Extension, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Modern History, Music Extension, Music 1, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Physics, Senior Science, Society and Culture and Visual Arts.

 

2014 HSC Highlights

With a cohort of 142, students gained 182 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers Honour Roll (Band 6s) for scoring 90 or more in a course.  Our school was placed 57th in the state on the basis of top-end results and achieved the position of top ranked comprehensive public school in NSW.

Over 30% of students gained an ATAR of 90 or above. Congratulations to 2014 Year 12 DUX, Mona Khoshkhesal who attained the top ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) with 99.7.

Seven students achieved All Rounder Awards gaining a Band 6 (a mark greater than 90) for at ten units of study:

Five students were honoured with a place in the list of Top Achievers in NSW:

2nd in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

2nd in Mathematics

5th in Biology

9th in Society and Culture

16th in English (Standard)

Several students were nominated for the 2014 HSC showcases:

Three for ArtExpress (exhibition of outstanding Visual Art works

One for OnStage (outstanding Drama performances)

One for Encore (outstanding HSC music performances)

Courses with Band 6 results included Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese Background Speakers, Chinese Beginners, Drama, English Advanced, English Standard, English as a Second Language, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, French Continuers, General Mathematics, Heritage Japanese, History Extension, Information Processes and Technology, Japanese Beginners, Japanese Continuers, Japanese Extension, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Modern History, Music Extension, Music 1, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Physics, Senior Science, Society and Culture and Visual Arts.

2013 HSC Highlights

With a cohort of 142, 2013 HSC students at WGHS gained 129 distinguished mentions (Band 6) for scoring 90 or more in a course.  The school retained its place among the top five comprehensive public high schools in the state, achieving 69th position overall. The top ATAR was 98.85 with 37 girls achieving at ATAR over 90, placing them in the top 10% in the state. 90% of graduating students have accepted university offers. One student was placed on the all-round Excellence merit List for achieving 90 or more in ten units of study. One student was placed 10th in the state for Society and Culture.

Students performed above state average in most subjects, including Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, all English courses, Legal Studies, General Mathematics, Modern History, History Extension, Music 2, PDHPE, Physics, Society and Culture, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Chinese Background Speakers, Japanese Continuers, Japanese Extension  and Hospitality.

Courses in which students scored at least ten points above the state average included Ancient History, English Standard, Legal Studies and Society and Culture.