HSC Results

Congratulations Year 12, 2007                                                                                                                                               Print Version

Congratulations girls and staff! Through your hard work and dedication Tara remains the No.1 Independent School in North West Sydney, based on the Band 6 HSC results. These results show Tara’s ongoing commitment to excellence in Teaching and Learning and reflect the strength of single sex education for girls.

Tara has:

Tara ’s top UAI is 100

* All Rounder Achievers - Students who achieve a mark of 90 or above in 10 units or more.
** Top Achievers - Students who are ranked in the top ten in a course (candidature of 1,000 to 10,000).
*** HSC Honour Roll (Distinguished Achievers) - Students who achieve a mark of 90 or above in any subject.

Tara is a non-selective School where our girls achieve excellent results across a wide range of subjects. Congratulations to our Tara Staff whose excellent teaching skills and scholarship have been integral to our girls’ success.

We are proud of all of our 2007 HSC students who have attained personal academic goals and who have contributed enormously to the vibrant life of the School in areas including leadership, sport and in the creative and performing arts. As these young women leave Tara we wish them well for the future.

Finally we wish to thank the Tara parents for their wonderful support of their daughters and of our School. Tara cannot achieve excellence in Teaching and Learning without parental support. Our strong sense of community at Tara helps our girls to feel secure and empowered to achieve.

HSC DETAILED RESULTS

Top UAI
Alison Hammond - 100

* All Rounder Achievers
Sarah Finlayson
Alison Hammond
Ji Hye (Jenny) Han
Hoi Yan Claudia Leung
Ashleigh Shand

** Top Achievers - Students Ranked Top 10 in the State
Cosmology Distinction Course - Alison Hammond - First in Course
Business Studies – Shannon Davis
Chemistry – Alison Hammond
Geography – Sarah Finlayson
IPT – Alyssa Heydon
ESL – Claudia Leung

HSC Display Nominations
On Stage Drama, Individual - Shannon Davis
On Stage Drama, Group – Shannon Davis, Eliza Duncan, Philippa Hawkes, Rebecca Wright
Art Express – Krissan Iskander
Art Express – Philipa Collins

*** HSC Honour Roll (Distinguished Achievers)

Biology
Bei Ni Chen
Sarah Finlayson
Sarah Hando
Alyssa Heydon
Alice Hogan
Emily Hogan
Krissan Iskandar
Michelle Johnston
Hoi Yan Claudia Leung
Bree Norris
Ashleigh Shand
Alycia Smith
Business Studies
Julia Cook
Shannon Davis
Ann-Marie Eu
Claudia Leung
Chemistry
Sarah Finlayson
Alison Hammond
Jenny Han
Alice Hogan
Emily Hogan
Ashleigh Shand
Cosmology – Distinction Course
Alison Hammond
Design & Technology
Julia Cook
Michelle Johnston
Drama
Shannon Davis
Philippa Hawkes
Michelle Johnston
Rebecca Wright
Earth and Environmental Science
Ashleigh Kelsall
Jillian Ostle
Economics
Thuc Do
Ann-Marie Eu
Claudia Leung
English as a Second Language
Claudia Leung
English (Advanced)
Caitlin Caldwell
Philipa Collins
Thuc Do
Kate Eldridge
Sarah Finlayson
Alison Hammond
Jenny Han
Josalyn Jones
Ashleigh Shand
Rebecca Wright
English Extension 1
Naomi Brooks
Philipa Collins
Kate Eldridge
Alison Hammond
Sarah Hando
English Extension 2
Naomi Brooks
Philipa Collins
Kate Eldridge
Jennifer Little
Food Technology
Cassandra Bolton
Elise Dyer
Jessica Halpin
Alice Hogan
Anna Marcucci
Kimberley Walker
French Continuers
Thuc Do
Jillian Donohoo
Ashleigh Shand
Geography
Sarah Finlayson
Sarah Hando
Josalyn Jones
Jillian Ostle
History (Ancient)
Naomi Brooks
Caitlin Caldwell
Jillian Donohoo
Kate Eldridge
Annelyse Howell
Joleen Li
Alison McCrae
Vicki Velonas
Rebecca Wright
History Extension
Caitlin Caldwell
Philipa Collins
Jillian Donohoo
History (Modern)
Caitlin Caldwell
Jillian Donohoo
Kate Eldridge
Sarah Hando
Annelyse Howell
Ashleigh Shand
Rebecca Wright
Hospitality Examination
Cassandra Bolton
Shannon Davis
Sarah De Masi
Elise Dyer
Josalyn Jones
Information Processes & Technology
Rachel Cobbin
Alyssa Heydon
Lucy Hughes
Nicole Smedley
Kimberley Walker
Mathematics General
Cassandra Bolton
Rachel Cobbin
Chelsea Cormack
Shannon Davis
Josalyn Jones
Kimberley Walker
Mathematics
Bei Ni Chen
Thuc Do
Jillian Donohoo
Ann-Marie Eu
Sarah Finlayson
Alyssa Heydon
Alice Hogan
Emily Hogan
Florence Lee
Claudia Leung
Ashleigh Shand
Mathematics Extension 1
Ann-Marie Eu
Alison Hammond
Jenny Han
Alice Hogan
Emily Hogan
Claudia Leung
Ashleigh Shand
Henan Zhang
Mathematics Extension 2
Alison Hammond
Jenny Han
Modern Greek
Vicki Velonas
Modern Greek Extension
Vicki Velonas
Music 1
Carmen Amos
Philippa Hawkes
Emma Timmins
PDHPE
Bree Norris
Physics
Alison Hammond
Jenny Han
Senior Science
Emma Pugsley
Software Design & Development
Emily Hogan
Studies of Religion
Rachel Cobbin
Kate Eldridge
Elizabeth Powter
Visual Arts
Philipa Collins
Ann-Marie Eu
Krissan Iskander

School Certificate 2007

Congratulations to our Year 10 students who received outstanding results in the School Certificate Tests this year. A summary indicating School Certificate Test results for the past three years for the highest bands (Bands 5 & 6) and the lowest bands (Bands 1 & 2) is shown below

2005
2006
2007
  Tara % State % Tara % State % Tara % State %
English Literacy            
Bands 5 & 6 69.34 29.23 68.21 30.98 57.6 33.59
Bands 1 & 2 2.41 12.41 0.93 9.98 1.08 6.24
Mathematics            
Bands 5 & 6 44.35 25.31 40.47 19.42 32.6 21.65
Bands 1 & 2 1.61 17.55 8.67 27.46 3.26 22.35
Science
Bands 5 & 6 59.66 31.40 62.61 29.48 56.51 27.08
Bands 1 & 2 0 6.13 1.86 9.78 0 8.28
Australian History      
Bands 5 & 6 75.80 29.68 60.74 23.97 56.52 24.65
Bands 1 & 2 0 6.21 2.8 13.4 0 13.6
Australian Geography      
Bands 5 & 6 53.21 26.93 66.45 30.91 66.29 32.65
Bands 1 & 2 0 7.16 0.93 8.06 1.08 9.31

Computing Skills – 80.43 of Tara students were graded as Highly Competent (a test mark of 80 or above), compared to 58.06 statewide.