We are proud of our 2022 cohort. We celebrate the hard work of each student and congratulate them on their excellent HSC results. Well done girls!

2022 Highlights and Achievements

PLC Sydney consistently ranks in the top independent girls’ schools in Sydney. Our girls achieve at the highest level across their academic, sporting and artistic endeavours, even as a non selective school.

PLC Sydney has amazing teachers who have encouraged and mentored me throughout the journey, never failing to provide a welcoming classroom atmosphere in which to learn, inquire and question.

Lily Ritchie, Class of 2022

We are very proud of our 2022 cohort. We celebrate the hard work of each student and congratulate them on their excellent HSC results. Well done girls!

Our Year 12 Graduates

We acknowledge the contribution each individual has made to the school and we are so proud of each and every one of our girls – we congratulate and celebrate not only their HSC results, but their academic, co-curricular, creative, sporting and personal achievements throughout their entire schooling.

We wish them ​​all the very best in their future endeavours. 

2022 Academic Performance Highlights

  • 50% of PLC Sydney students in top 10% of the State (ATARs over 90)*
  • 80% of PLC Sydney students in top 20% of the State (ATARs over 80)*
  • 6.6% of PLC Sydney students (10 students) in top 1% of the State
  • 3.3% of PLC Sydney students in the top 0.5% of the State
  • Highest ATAR achieved 99.85
  • 11 students in Top Achievers List (i.e. earned top 20 places in individual subjects)
  • 13 students in Premier's All Rounder Achievers List (i.e. scored over 90% in their best 10 units)

* This exceptional result was achieved due to the very high averages for this cohort.

For a full overview of the Class of 2022’s academic achievements, please click the 2022 Academic Performance Highlights link below.

Outstanding Achievements

Our artists and musicians dazzle audiences with exhibitions, showcases and performances. This year a number of Year 12 students were nominated and selected for recognition as part of the HSC showcase events. To be nominated for any of these events is an outstanding achievement as it acknowledges their major works and performances as ‘best in the State’. Please click on the Outstanding Achievements link below to find out more.

National Representative

PLC Sydney congratulates our Year 12 students who represented Australia in their respective curricular, co-curricular and sporting areas. Please click on the National Representative link below to find out more.

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award plays an important role in providing opportunities for students to develop essential life skills, increase their employability, while fostering their creativity and innovation. Please click on the link below to find out more.

2022 ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
HIGHLIGHTS

  • 80%

    PLC Sydney students were in the top 20% of the State

  • 50%

    PLC Sydney students were in the top 10% of the State

  • 6.6%

    PLC Sydney students (10 students) were in the top 1% of the State

  • 3.3%

    PLC Sydney students were in the top 0.5% of the State

  • 99.85

    Top ATAR

  • 42.96/50

    PLC Sydney School Mean Average mark was 85.93 out of 100

  • 11

    11 Top Achievers List

    Students who earned top 20
    places in individual subjects

  • 13

    All-rounder Achievers List

    Students who scored over
    90% in every subject

  • 31

    NOMINATED

    7 Selected

    For student showcases
    and exhibitions

  • 32ND

    IN STATE *

    PLC Sydney ranking in SMH ranking

AUSTRALIAN TERTIARY
ADMISSIONS RANK*

Congratulations to the following girls who achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 99 or more in the Higher School Certificate

NameATAR
Yvonne Zhao99.85
Lily Ritchie99.8
Emily Roberts99.75
Jessica Chen99.65
Georgia Macdessi99.6
NameATAR
Anna Lee99.4
Marina Ruan99.4
Jasmin Usham99.2
Sora Beebar99.15
Annabelle Qiu99.1

*The above list may not be a full representative of these achievements as we are reliant on Year 12 students providing their ATAR or other information. Details are not made public or provided to the College.

PREMIER’S ALL ROUND ACHIEVERS

For students who achieve more than 90% in all their courses (ie the highest band possible in at least 10 units).

13

students recognised

  • Sora Beebar
  • Jessica Chen
  • Zahra Kutty
  • Anna Lee
  • Olivia Low
  • Georgia Macdessi
  • Holly Rasmussen
  • Lily Ritchie
  • Emily Roberts
  • Marina Ruan
  • Jasmin Usham
  • Florence Yao
  • Yvonne Zhao

Top Achievers
in Course

  • 2ND

    Yvonne Xinyi Zhao

    Japanese Extension

  • 2ND

    Satsuki Ota-Jones

    Japanese Continuers

  • 3RD

    Marina Ruan

    Japanese Extension

  • 4TH

    Lily Ritchie

    Drama

  • 5TH

    Lilian Stock

    Visual Arts

  • 5TH

    Yuen Lam (Eunice) Tse

    Japanese Beginners

  • 5TH

    Yuxin (Carol) Sun

    Chinese and Literature

  • 8TH

    Yuxin (Carol) Sun

    English EAL/D

  • 9TH

    Isabella Zhang

    Visual Arts

  • 9TH

    Grace Du

    Mathematics Advanced

  • 10TH

    Olivia Thompson

    Mathematics Extension 1

EXCELLENCE IN HSC

Proportion of Girls in the Top Two Bands by Subject

Chinese and Literature, Chinese in Context, Design and Technology, English EAL/D, Italian Beginners, Italian Continuers, Japanese Beginners, Japanese Continuers, Music 1, Music 2 and Visual Arts. Extension Courses: Chinese Extension, English Extension 1, French Extension, History Extension, Italian Extension, Japanese Extension, Music Extension and Science Extension.

  • AND ABOVE

    Drama, Economics, English Advanced, Geography, Textiles and Design and English Extension 2

  • AND ABOVE

    Ancient History, Legal Studies, Physics, Studies of Religion II, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2

  • AND ABOVE

    Chemistry, Chinese Continuers, French Continuers and Modern History.

Standout English and Mathematics Results

ENGLISH
  • 30.4% of our students achieved a mark over 90 in English (Advanced)
  • 95.2% of our students achieved a mark over 80
  • In English EAL/D 100% of students achieved a mark over 80
  • In Extension 1 English 55.3% of students achieved over 90 and 100% achieved a mark over 80
  • In Extension 2 English 90.91% achieved over 80.
MATHEMATICS
  • 40% of our students achieved a mark over 90 in Mathematics Advanced and 73% over 80
  • In Mathematics Standard 14% of students achieved over 90 and 62% over 80
  • In Extension 1 Mathematics 52% of students achieved over 90
  • In Extension 2 Mathematics 50% of students achieved over 90
  • 14 students (82%) of our Year 11 Mathematics accelerants achieved excellent Band 6 results in the 2 unit paper with three students achieving an HSC mark of 100
  • 14 students (87.5%) achieved E4 (the top band) in the Extension 1 paper
SUBJECT PLC SYDNEY - % Bands 5-6 or E3-E4 % PLC SYDNEY ABOVE STATE AVERAGE
Ancient History 81.8 9.4
Biology 66 13.1
Business Studies 67.5 9.1
Chemistry 79.5 12.3
Chinese and Literature 100 7.1
Chinese in Context 100 0.3
Chinese Continuers 75 -1.8
Community and Family Studies 66.6 8.3
Design and Technology 100 10.4
Drama 93.3 8.8
Earth and Environmental Science 62.5 4.9
Economics 91.3 7.4
English Advanced 95.2 4.9
English EAL/D 100 17.2
English Standard 38.9 7.1
Food Technology 66.7 9.9
French Continuers 75 3.2
Geography 92.3 11.3
Italian Beginners 100 17
Italian Continuers 100 5.1
Japanese Beginners 100 20.9
Japanese Continuers 100 13.5
Legal Studies 81.3 10.5
Mathematics Advanced 73.5 7.3
Mathematics Standard 2 62 9.5
Modern History 76.9 11.4
Music 1 100 7.6
Music 2 100 9.7
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 64.5 10.9
Physics 81.3 10.4
Studies of Religion II 83.3 7.1
Textiles and Design 90 6.5
Visual Arts 100 10.8
EXTENSION COURSES
Chinese Extension 100 -0.9
English Extension 1 100 1.9
English Extension 2 90.9 -0.3
French Extension 100 3.2
History Extension 100 2.9
Italian Extension 100 -0.3
Japanese Extension 100 6.5
Mathematics Extension 1 87.5 5.9
Mathematics Extension 2 83.3 3.9
Music Extension 100 3.1
Science Extension 100 6.4

EXHIBITIONS & SHOWCASES

A number of PLC Sydney students were selected for recognition as part of the HSC showcase events. To be nominated for any of these events is an outstanding achievement as it acknowledges their major works and performances as ‘best in the State’.

  • Astrid Dickson

    ARTEXPRESS

    Astrid's visual arts work, Fragile memories, will be exhibited at Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery. "My Body of Work delves into the arbitrary hoarding of items we take part in, with the permanency of the pen resembling the lifelong personal importance inanimate objects can hold."

  • Lucy Hammond

    ARTEXPRESS

    Lucy's visual arts work, To The Slaughter will be exhibited at Western Plains Cultural Centre (.WPCC). "To The Slaughter… is a commentary piece on the phenomenon that is mass food production - specifically red meat, and the impact that the grotesque over-production of this product has on the global environment and humanity alike."

  • Lucy Rader

    ARTEXPRESS

    Lucy's visual arts work, Foreclosure, will be exhibited at the Hazelhurst Arts Centre. "My Body of Work addresses how multinational companies dominate the market causing small businesses such as the iconic local corner store, which once existed as a part of the Australian vernacular, to go bankrupt."

  • Lilian Stock

    ARTEXPRESS

    Lilian's visual arts work, Entanglement in International Waters, will be exhibited at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery. "My work examines the negative impacts of globalisation on the fishing industry within the politically charged context of international waters.

  • Angela Wu

    ARTEXPRESS

    Angela's visual arts work 你吃了吗? (Have you eaten?) will be exhibited at the Mudgee Arts Precinct (MAP). "Just like every culture, there are dishes and recipes that are passed down generationally and modified uniquely within each family. Homemade meals are a form of love and bring a sense of comfort that is found through security and familiarity."

  • Satsuki Ota-Jones

    TEXSTYLE Exhibition

    Selected to exhibit her Textiles and Design work at Gallery 76, Concord West, from 5 March - 28 April 2023. Satsuki's work is a costume to be worn by Elle Fanning at a launch party for the live-action remake of Peter Pan, in which Fanning plays the role of Tinkerbell. Inspiration is drawn from contemporary fibre-artist Channing Hansen, Rococo Era dresses and English folklore fairies. A variety of techniques from each source have been applied, including a traditional laced corset, knitting and crocheting with fine Mohair Silk yarn and detailed embellishments throughout. The organic colour scheme ties all elements of the costume together to reflect the folklore fairy scenery.

  • Stephanie Eldridge

    OnSTAGE: Group Drama Performance

    Selected for a one week run in February 2023 at the Seymour Centre. Hysteria examines how the treatment of specific medical concerns to do with female sexuality have historically been dominated by male physicians. The students mapped the history of the invention of the vibrator and how it has mirrored the trajectory of women taking back control of their own sexuality. It is an innovative and thought provoking piece.

  • Ava Hanmer

    OnSTAGE: Group Drama Performance

    Selected for a one week run in February 2023 at the Seymour Centre. Hysteria examines how the treatment of specific medical concerns to do with female sexuality have historically been dominated by male physicians. The students mapped the history of the invention of the vibrator and how it has mirrored the trajectory of women taking back control of their own sexuality. It is an innovative and thought provoking piece.

  • Georgia Macdessi

    OnSTAGE: Group Drama Performance

    Selected for a one week run in February 2023 at the Seymour Centre. Hysteria examines how the treatment of specific medical concerns to do with female sexuality have historically been dominated by male physicians. The students mapped the history of the invention of the vibrator and how it has mirrored the trajectory of women taking back control of their own sexuality. It is an innovative and thought provoking piece.

  • Lily Ritchie

    OnSTAGE: Group Drama Performance

    Selected for a one week run in February 2023 at the Seymour Centre. Hysteria examines how the treatment of specific medical concerns to do with female sexuality have historically been dominated by male physicians. The students mapped the history of the invention of the vibrator and how it has mirrored the trajectory of women taking back control of their own sexuality. It is an innovative and thought provoking piece.

  • Anastasia Vasilaras

    OnSTAGE: Group Drama Performance

    Selected for a one week run in February 2023 at the Seymour Centre. Hysteria examines how the treatment of specific medical concerns to do with female sexuality have historically been dominated by male physicians. The students mapped the history of the invention of the vibrator and how it has mirrored the trajectory of women taking back control of their own sexuality. It is an innovative and thought provoking piece.

Please enjoy a few seconds of the group drama performance, Hysteria.
ARTEXPRESS (Visual Arts)

PLC Sydney wishes to congratulate all 7 students; Astrid Dickson, Kaitlyn Halkidis, Lucy Hammond, Lucy Rader, Lilian Stock, Angela Wu and Isabella Zhang; who were nominated for ARTEXPRESS. From 8028 students who submitted Bodies of Works for the 2022 HSC Visual Arts Examination, 410 students were nominated for ARTEXPRESS. PLC Sydney is very proud of their achievement.

TAS: (Technological and Applied Studies)

SHAPE: our Design and Technology students excelled with 6 students nominated for exhibition. They were: Rhiane Fotaras, Deanne Kalis, Isabella Chanine, Jacqueline Clarke, Claudia Mortensen and Danielle Sandroussi.
Satsuki Ota-Jones
was also nominated for SHAPE, the Textiles and Design Exhibition. Well done girls!

OnSTAGE (Drama)

For exemplary performance in HSC Drama, Individual Drama Performances, PLC Sydney received an impressive 9 Nominations, for the following students: Lucy HammondFleabag,Amy Le - Anne Boleyn, Georgia MacDessi - When the rain stops falling, Lily Ritchie - Poor man's orange, Emily Roberts - The Libertine, Imogen Sabey - A Doll's House, Ruby Wilkinson - Jasper Jones, Bella Yassen - A thousand splendid suns and Ruby Wilkinson - Jasper Jones .

For exemplary performance in HSC Drama, Group Drama Performances, the College received a further 3 nominations. Congratulations goes to: Stephanie Eldridge, Ava Hanmer, Georgia MacDessi, Lily Ritchie and Anastasia Vasilaras, performing Hysteria
Lucy Hammond, Amy Le, Emily Roberts, Olivia Stavrianos, Alyssa Toskas and Ruby Wilkinson performing Medusa and
Abby Cassen, Bronty Grinham, Imogen Sabey and Bella Yassen performing Period Drama. Well done girls!

ENCORE: (Music)

PLC Sydney wishes to congratulate our three Music 2 and Extension students who were nominated for inclusion in Encore. The students nominated for performance were: Jessica Chen - Clarinet, Jane Ma - Violin and Yasmin Yoo - Cello.
Jane Ma was also nominated for Composition. Jane’s (Music 2) composition, Dune Seas was written for Soprano Saxophone, Violin, Cello and Piano.

Congratulations to all our nominated Year 12 students. What a wonderful achievement!

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

PLC Sydney congratulates our Year 12 students who represented Australia in their respective curricular, co-curricular and sporting areas.

  • Sarah Clifton-Bligh

    ATHLETICS

    Sarah has had an incredibly busy schedule in 2022, representing Australia three times in the space of three months! Sarah was selected in the National Wheelchair Track Team that went to Switzerland to race in the Swiss National Championships and competed in the World Para Athletics Grand Prix Meet. Following this, Sarah competed with the Australian Athletics Team at the Oceania Championships, in Mackay. The highlight of Sarah's year was competing for Australia in the 100m at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this month. Sarah placed 5th in a competitive field and managed to set a Commonwealth Games record for her T33 classification in the process.

  • Talei Chang

    PUBLIC SPEAKING

    Whilst in Year 10, at the 2020 Australian Individual Debating and Public Speaking Competition (AIDPSC 2020) Talei exceeded expectations achieving 9th overall and outstripping many more experienced competitors. These performances secured her an invitation to join the Australian team at the 2021 World Individual Debating and Public Speaking competition (WIDPSC 2021) where she was ranked 29th in World, having qualified 16th in Impromptu Speaking, 26th in Interpretative Reading and achieving an outstanding 4th in World in After Dinner Speaking.

  • Maia Dragicevic

    AEROBIC GYMNASTICS

    Maia has been an integral part of the PLC Sydney Sports Aerobics program since taking up the sport late in 2017. Having represented NSW at two National Championships, in 2022 Maia was selected to represent Australia as a Junior at the International Czech Aerobic Open. Maia placed in the top half of the field at her first international competition. Maia was one of two in her age group, who then qualified for the World Championships in Portugal in July.

  • Emma Olson-Keating

    TRIATHLON

    After impressive results at the Oceania Junior Championships and National Relay Championships in April, Emma was selected for the Australian Junior (U/20) team to compete in the 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships in Montreal in June. Emma continued on with the Australian team for a European trip where she did more training and racing, placing an impressive 6th overall at the European Junior Cup. Upon returning to Australia on her second day back in the country she was crowned the 18 years NSW State Champion at the Cross Country championships.

  • Charlotte Wilson

    SNOW SPORTS

    2022 has been an exceptionally successful year for Charlotte. She started the year training and competing in North America, competing at the international NorAm competition in Canada. Winning her moguls events at the NSW State Interschool championships and then second place at the Australian Interschool Championships. The highlight of the year though was the announcement that Charlotte had been selected for the NSWIS Moguls Team and the Australian Moguls Team. As a member of the Australian team, competing at the internationally recognised Australian National Open Championships, Charlotte shone bright with her performances and was named the best female Australian skier in both the Junior (U20) and Open categories.

GOLD DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDs

PLC Sydney would also like to acknowledge the students who achieved the Gold Award, the most demanding of all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme. This award is made up of five components: Service, Physical, Skill, Adventurous Journey and Residential Project. It is a mark of great dedication to balance that Year 12 students can balance the requirements of the Gold Award with their studies. In 2022, 9 students achieved this impressive award. Congratulations goes to:

  • Alexandra Abdelmalek
  • Jacqueline Clarke
  • Maia Dragicevic
  • Sienna Earls
  • Bonnie Hopwood
  • Annalise Lygdas
  • Sophie McLachlan
  • Olivia Papadopoulos
  • Marina Ruan

Congratulations to all students in the Class of 2022

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