The Principal, Rector, staff, parents and community of Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview congratulates the graduating class of 2019 on their outstanding academic achievements in the 2019 Higher School Certificate (HSC).

2019 saw the introduction of new syllabus documents, including the introduction of modified assessment regimes. For this reason, we would particularly like to acknowledge and thank the staff for ensuring that students were well prepared for the HSC and performed at optimum level. This year’s results are a tribute to the dedication and commitment of each student, his family and his teachers.

In 2019, 307 students completed examinations for the Higher School Certificate. 230 of these were Year 12 students, in addition to 76 Year 11 students and one Year 9 student who accelerated in one or more of the following subjects: Studies of Religion 1 unit, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Engineering Studies and Information Processes and Technology.

AT A GLANCE…

AUSTRALIAN TERTIARY ADMISSIONS RANKS (ATAR)

  • 2019 Dux is Sebastian Braham with an ATAR of 99.95 – the highest possible rank. A Riverview student has achieved this rank each year for the past four years.
  • 2019 Proxime is Declan Rickard with an ATAR of 99.85.
  • 11 students achieved an ATAR rank above 99
  • 93 students achieved an ATAR above 90.

 

NSW STATE PLACEMENTS

Special commendation to those students who have achieved a NSW state ranking:

Sebastian Braham:    1st in Classical Greek Continuers (19 Students in NSW) & 1st in Classical Greek Extension (13 Students in NSW)

Benjamin Tuckfield:     3rd in English Standard (30,397 Students in NSW)

Nicholas Leonard:        5th in Engineering Studies (2,271 Students in NSW) (Year 11 Accelerant)

Matthew Croker:          15th in Business Studies (17,775 Students in NSW)

 

INDIVIDUAL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

VISUAL ARTS:

  • Louis Callanan Visual Arts Body of Work was selected for the NESA ArtExpress to be exhibited at the NSW Art Gallery in January 2020.
  • Seamus Byrne Visual Arts Body of Work was nominated for the NESA ArtExpress.

MUSIC:

  • Jeremy Luey and Henry Willis were nominated for Encore, the NESA collection of the best of HSC Music Major Works.

DRAMA:

  • Over half of the 2019 Drama Students at Riverview were nominated for OnSTAGE for their major works: Thomas Benson, Clay Bollesen, Clayton Lie, Conor McCoy, Harrison Tate, Darby Elith, Alexander Johnson, Michael Middleton, Cameron Noud, Nicholas O’Keeffe, Max Pollard and Isaac Silva.

 

HSC DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVERS

141 students achieved a mark of at least 90 in an HSC course, which is the equivalent of a Band 6 or Band E4 in an extension course. The list of Distinguished Achievers is too extensive to include here, but the College acknowledges the achievements of each of these students.

 

SCHOOL COURSE ACHIEVEMENT

We extend our congratulations to all students in Year 12 who have contributed to each other’s achievements in all courses. Riverview entered students in 45 subjects. Eight subjects scored over 9% above the NSW average with the highest score above state average achieved by English Studies at 15.43%.

Other subjects which scored well above the NSW averages were:

  • Ancient History – 158% above NSW average
  • Business Studies – 161% above NSW average
  • Physics – 10.47% above NSW average
  • Modern History – 9.82% above NSW average
  • Chemistry – 9.43% above NSW average

 

HSC ALL ROUNDERS

15 students achieved Band 6/E4 in 10 units or more to receive HSC All-Rounder Awards:

  • Sebastian Braham
  • Jake Carr
  • Matthew Croker
  • Harry Duffy
  • Julian Edwards
  • Josef Finsterer
  • Edward Goodman
  • Hugo Heanly
  • Alexander Morton
  • Thomas Neaverson
  • Declan Rickard
  • Brendan Robinson
  • Henry Ryan
  • Alexander Sidhu
  • Matthew Tonkli


2019 Academic Results
 

INDIVIDUAL COURSE ACHIEVEMENTS

(+ indicates an increase over 2018 results. – indicates a decrease over 2018 results)

Course Name No. of Students

Riverview %

Band 6 or E4

Riverview %

Band 5 or E3

Riverview %

Bands 5 & 6

E3 & E4

Agriculture 17(-) 11.76(+) 52.94(+) 64.70+)
Ancient History 8(-) 25.00(+) 62.50(-) 87.50(+)
Biology 44(+) 0(-) 31.81(-) 31.811(-)
Business Studies 112(+) 30.35(+) 40.17(-) 70.52(-)
Chemistry 27(-) 18.51(+) 70.37(+) 88.88(+)
Chinese Continuers 8(-) 50.00(-) 37.50(+) 87.50(-)
Chinese Extension 4(-) 75.00(+) 25.00(-) 100(=)
Classical Greek Continuers 1(=) 100(+) 0(-) 100(=)
Classical Greek Extension 1(=) 100(+) 0(-) 100(=)
Drama 16(-) 18.75(-) 68.75(+) 87.50(-)
Economics 79(+) 32.91(-) 54.43(+) 87.34(+)
Engineering Studies 18(-) 22.22(-) 33.33(-) 55.55(-)
English Studies (Exam) 1 0 0 0
English Advanced 176(-) 26.70(+) 60.22(+) 82.92(+)
English Standard 45(-) 4.44(+) 26.66(+) 31.10(+)
English EAL/D 1 0 0 0
English Extension 1 24(+) 58.33(+) 33.33(-) 91.66(-)
English Extension 2 7(+) 71.42(+) 14.28(-) 85.70(-)
French Continuers 4(-) 50.00(+) 25.00(-) 75.00(-)
French Extension 3(=) 0(-) 100(+) 100(+)
Geography 26(+) 7.69(-) 57.69(+) 65.38(+)
History Extension 9(-) 66.66(+) 33.33(-) 100(+)
Industrial Technology 21(-) 0(=) 33.33(-) 33.33(-)
Info Processes Technology 11(-) 27.27(+) 36.36(-) 63.63(-)
Italian Continuers 2(+) 0(-) 100(+) 100(=)
Italian Extension 1(-) 100(+) 0(-) 100(=)
Latin Continuers 5(+) 40.00(-) 60.00+) 100(=)
Latin Extension 2(-) 100(+) 0(-) 100(=)
Legal Studies 23(+) 30.43(+) 43.47(-) 73.90(-)
Mathematics 2 unit 126(+) 40.47(-) 32.53(-) 73.00(-)

Mathematics Standard 1

(Exam)

4 0 0 0
Mathematics Standard 2 97 12.37 43.29 55.66
Mathematics Extension 1 61(-) 42.62(+) 52.45(-) 95.07(+)
Mathematics Extension 2 24(+) 33.33(+) 54.16(-) 87.49(-)
Modern History 37(-) 18.91(+) 62.l16(+) 81.07+)
Music Extension 1(=) 100(+) 0(-) 100(=)
Music 2 5(+) 20.00(+) 80.00(-) 100(=)
Music 1 14(+) 57.14(+) 42.85(-) 100(=)
PDHPE 63(-) 7.93(-) 52.38(+) 60.31(+)
Physics 18(-) 33.33(+) 33.33(+) 66.66(+)
Primary Industries (Exam) 8(-) 0(=) 12.50(+) 12.50(+)
Studies of Religion 1unit 115(+) 19.13(+) 44.34(+) 63.47(+)
Studies of Religion 2 unit 64(-) 18.75(+) 40.62(-) 59.37(+)
Visual Arts 22(-) 36.36(+) 50.00(-) 86.36(+)