Outstanding HSC Performances

Key Points

  • 2020 has delivered so many positive stories of Gymea students outstanding academic performance in the Higher School Certificate.
  • Our Year 12 graduates talk about Gymea, a school focused on strong academic achievement and positive pathways for everyone.
  • Student success in academics and a positive school life are driven by collaborative and supportive staff and student relationships.

Ronan Potts
ATAR – 98.9
Achieved Band 6 in Mathematics Advanced, Extension 1 and Extension 2, Chemistry and Physics.

Ronan is our Dux of 2020 achieving outstanding results across all of his subjects this year which is reflected in his ATAR rank of 98.9, placing him in the top 1.1% of the state. 

Ronan has a passion for Mathematics and Science which he channelled into his studies throughout Year 12, working diligently to continue to deepen his understanding and continually improve his performance across all of his subjects. Throughout his senior studies, Ronan worked collaboratively with his peers to share his knowledge and understanding both in class and through regular peer study groups. He proactively sought and implemented the guidance and feedback from all his teachers, particularly in English to lift his performance in line with his areas of talent in Mathematics and Science. Congratulations Ronan on not just your exceptional results, but for your dedication and commitment to your studies throughout years 11 and 12. 

Ronan plans to follow his passion, accepting a position at the University of Sydney to study a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a masters in Mathematical Science and hopes to one day teach as a University Professor

2020 HSC Distinguished Achievers List

Congratulations to our Year 12 students who received recognition on the 2020 HSC Distinguished Achievers list by achieving the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4 for Extension subjects) in one or more of their subjects.

  • Jorja Paardekooper – Biology
  • Ronan Potts – Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2
  • Ryan Roll – Music 1
  • Victor Stamoulos – Mathematics Extension 2
  • Luke Stylianou – Mathematics Advanced, Design and Technology and Music 1
  • Rhys Thomsen – Music 1

Consistently High Performance Across All Subject Areas

Congratulations to the following students who achieved strong results across most or all of their subject areas, consistently achieving in the top two performance bands. This is an outstanding achievement brought about by a dedicated and committed approach from each of these students.

  • Adam Daily
  • Mackenzie Ewer
  • Reanna Fitzgerald
  • Paris Goumas
  • Amelia Holland
  • Melissa Maccarrone
  • Ellen Marsh
  • Jorja Paardekooper
  • Ronan Potts
  • Victor Stamoulos
  • Luke Stylianou
  • Ashlin Walker
  • Celeste Walker

Positive Student Feedback

Overwhelmingly, our graduating students year to year comment on the impact of the strong, positive relationships they have forged with their peers and their teachers that allows them to work with deep understanding in a truely collaborative environment and ultimately, achieve the success they are striving for.

This year is no different, with a significant number of our 2020 Year 12 students providing feedback on the importance of the connections they made with their teachers and the continual support provided to them across all of their subject areas, particularly but not limited to the remote learning period. 

It is these positive student – teacher and student – student relationships that provides the safe, supportive and collaborative environment at Gymea that encourages strong academic success for our students and allows them to strive for and be successful in pursuing their own individual pathways. 

You can listen to some of this feedback in the video interviews above. Watch this space for more messages from our students!

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