​HSC 2021

We are delighted to announce our 2021 HSC cohort and their achievements.  

54% of the cohort achieved an ATAR of 90 or above, with three students all achieving a ATAR of 99.85. Our median ATAR was 90.65. The average ATAR in NSW was 70.40. 70% of our girls gained at least one Band 6 or E4 in a set of results that showed the strength of performance across the board. 

We acknowledge that many students achieved results that reflect their commitment during anxious, uncertain times. Their median ATAR reflects the depth of motivation and application. 

Read the summary of the 2021 HSC Results.

Top achievers

Congratulations to:

Ava Edwards, Alicia Elliott and Zoe Sullivan who gained an outstanding ATAR of 99.85. 

St Catherine's girls held these positions across the State in 2021: 

  • Billie Coughlan, First place English Advanced
  • Scarlett Pellegrini, First place English Standard
  • Ava Edwards, Third place Spanish Continuers
  • Isabella El-Haddad, Fifth place Drama
  • Bridget Kluck, Third place Science Extension
  • Zoe Sullivan, Second place Science Extension and Fifth place Visual Arts

All-round Achievers

Congratulations to our HSC all-round Achievers, who received a mark of 90 or above in at least 10 units of study:

  • Harriet Amos

  • Sarah Anastasiou

  • Ava Edwards

  • Alicia Elliott

  • Emily Lim

  • Elena McEwan

  • Jamie Podmore Taylor

  • Phoebe Ryan

  • Imogen Spence

  • Zoe Sullivan

  • Tamsyn Taylor

  • Arieta Varvaressos

  • Sophia Zhang

Distinguished achievers

St Catherine's had 214 mentions on the NESA Distinguished Achievers list for receiving a mark of 90 or above in one or more of their HSC subjects.

Creative nominations

The creative success of our talented students was recognised by their nomination for, or selection into, prestigious HSC showcases.

OnSTAGE (Drama) Billie Coughlan 

OnSTAGE (Drama) Lucinda Edwards

ENCORE (Music) Dominique Leeming

ENCORE (Music) Elena McEwan

ENCORE (Music) Olivia Tajer

ENCORE (Music) Sophia Zhang

SHAPE (Design and Technology) Imogen Spence