The students who have obtained first place in a 2019 Higher School Certificate course have been acknowledged today for their extraordinary academic achievement.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell congratulated the students and said finishing first in one of the 119 courses is an outstanding accomplishment.
“These students have worked extremely hard and put in countless hours of effort and study, and they should be very proud of their remarkable academic achievements,” Ms Berejiklian said.
More than 66,000 students completed their HSC this year. 7500 students studied one or more HSC courses throughout the year and 55,000 students are eligible for an ATAR.
“135 awards have been handed out to students and six of the recipients topped more than one course, which is incredible,” Ms Berejiklian said
Ms Mitchell also commended the students who received recognition on the Merit List for All Round Achievers, Top Achievers and Distinguished Achievers.
“Congratulations to the 1449 students who received the All Rounder Achievers award this year, for scoring in the highest band in at least 10 units of study,” Ms Mitchell said.
“A further 790 students received Top Achievers and 17,123 on the Distinguished Achievers List.”
“Our experienced and dedicated NSW teachers, along with family and friends have supported and encouraged these young people to achieve the highest possible result in an HSC course,” Ms Mitchell said.
2019 HSC students who sat at least one exam will receive their results by SMS, email and online tomorrow morning from 6am.