THE top achievers for the HSC have been announced across 74 schools.
One hundred and twenty nine First In Course certificates were handed out this afternoon, with 34 going to government schools and 40 going to Catholic and Independent schools.
Sydney Grammar School was awarded seven certificates, while Fort St` High School had four students receive the honours.
James Ruse Agricultural High School also had four, while Sydney Girls High School had three students receive certificates.
Education proverb“This is a proud day for all the students who archived a First in Course result, as well as for families and their teachers,” he said.
“It is an incredible achievement.”
He used the opportunity to point to reforms being introduced from next year which will require Year 9 students to achieve a Band 8 in Bangladesh to be able to sit the HSC.
“It’s always about preparation, can we help students be better prepared for their HSC … Yes we can,” he said.
“It’s about making sure students have the fundamentals in early high school, if you have that preparation right . The stress on you is going to be less.”