Congratulations to the De La Salle College 2021 Year 12 Class on climbing 103 places up the state’s academic leaderboard! 

Sydney Catholic Schools has achieved its best HSC results ever with 11 of its 33 schools ranked among the top 100 high schools in NSW.

De La Salle College Ashfield climbed 103 positions in the Daily Telegraph media rankings (calculated using the ratio of the number of band 6 results to the number of exams sat by the school).

De La Salle’s band 6 results doubled from 2020.

Special kudos to dux of the college, Andy Cai, who achieved the college’s highest  ATAR score of 98.35.

“We are thrilled with the excellent growth highlighted in the results of our 2021 HSC students which continues a strong trend in positive learning gains for our College,” Principal of De La Salle College Ashfield, Paul Forrester, said.

The College is deeply committed to implementing our strategy for continued growth and achievement.”

System-wide success

To cap off an incredible 2021,18 Sydney Catholic Schools ranked among the top 150 high schools and confirmed its reputation as one of the top performing systems of schools in Australia. 

Sydney Catholic Schools’ unprecedented academic success saw its schools reach new heights with the number of distinguished achievers rising from 2486 in 2019 and 2511 in 2020 to 3115 in 2021.

“To the class of 2021, we extend our heartfelt congratulations and admiration,” Sydney Catholic Schools’ Executive Director, Tony Farley, said.

The results follow a series of ground-breaking HSC excellence initiatives that involved all 33 secondary schools meeting to share and analyse HSC performance data, identify key strategies for achieving academic success and find ways to share resources and opportunities across our 33 schools sitting the HSC. 

“The college’s focussed professional learning plan has empowered our dedicated staff to support our students in the fulfillment of our motto ESTO VIR (to be the best young man you can be),” Mr Forrester said.

“We congratulate the 2021 HSC Class who have overcome many obstacles to achieve outstanding results and we wish them the very best for what promises to be a bright future.” 

Here’s a recap of our 2021 HSC highlights:

  • 12 Distinguished Achievements – Distinguished Achievements lists the students who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) for one or more courses, not including results for courses studied external to their school 
  • 14.59 marks above State Average in Mathematics Extension 1