Arden students celebrate 2016 HSC success

Posted on December 19, 2016

Arden Anglican School community has continued the fine tradition that has developed in achieving solid HSC results this year.  The School is proud of both the significant individual and collective achievements of all students of the Class of 2016. 

The School’s ATAR scores for the 2016 cohort were pleasing, providing students with access to a wide range of courses.

  • 52% of students achieved an ATAR higher than 80
  • 26% of students achieved an ATAR higher than 90
  • 8% of students achieved an ATAR higher than 95
  • Arden Dux, Angela Zhang, achieved an ATAR of 99.3

Points of Excellence

  • 38% of students recognised in Distinguished Achievers List (for achieving a score of 90 or above in one or more subjects).
  • 92% of students qualifying for an ATAR attained either a Band 5, Band 6, or equivalent award in at least one of the examinations completed, showing the depth, strength and consistency of the students’ results.
  • 15th ranked Independent Co-educational School in New South Wales.
  • 93% of the 29 courses offered on-campus at Arden were placed above the State mean.
  • Two students were recognised on the All Rounders list by achieving a Band6/E4 in at least 10 units: Wesley Adora and Angela Zhang.
  • Eden Li was nominated for InTech and SHAPE for his Industrial Technology major project.
  • Alana Townley was nominated for SHAPE for her Design and Technology major project.
  • 26% of Mathematics exams were recognised in the Honour Roll for achieving a Band 6 (or equivalent) result.
  • 8% of English exams were recognised in the Honour Roll for achieving a Band 6 (or equivalent) result.












Commenting on the 2016 results, Arden’s Principal, Mr Graham Anderson shared: “We have had an enjoyable two days celebrating excellent results with staff and students.  Many students attended our HSC barbecue lunch and certainly rejoiced in the success of others.  But what was really pleasing to observe was the collegiality of our cohort and their interest on which pathways others would be travelling.  We also had many success stories independent of ATAR results.”

“The statistics reflect excellent student achievement, of which I am very proud.  Once again, ATARs achieved should be most conducive for Tertiary entrance, results of which will be released in January.  There is also a greater emphasis appearing on early entry offer equivalents, which is a pleasing aspect of a more competitive tertiary sector.”

“However, what I am most pleased about thus far has been the narrative amongst all the students whom we have seen in the last couple of days who seem satisfied with their results and now have the opportunity to make the transition to their desired course/further study or work etc.; and indeed have the opportunity to make a significant difference in the world in future service and leadership, the need for which has certainly been highlighted again this year.  The Year 12’s education has grounded them in the Christian faith in order to be the Arden graduate the world needs them to be.”

Discussing the students’ success, Mr Joshua Harnwell, Arden’s Director of Teaching and Learning commented: “It is pleasing to see some excellent personal results from students who may not have been naturally gifted, but through hard work, determination and support from their teachers have achieved some very pleasing results.”