ScR HSC Results

The ScR HSC Results report provides information on student HSC Results across schools in NSW.

This report is available only to The School Communications and Engagement unit (SCE).

How will this report benefit me?

ScE staff can view HSC Results for a schools, and trends such as increasing or decreasing HSC Results over time.  Multiple schools within the same geographical area can be compared on the same chart.

Please note that HSC Results for non-government schools are not available.

What does the ScR HSC Results report provide?

The following visualisations are available in this report:

% Students in Band by School

  • This column chart displays HSC Results by band.
  • The percentage of students achieving in each HSC band is displayed.
  • Select one or more local schools to compare against each other.
  • All HSC subjects are included. SCE staff can slice by course name to compare performance in single subjects, e.g. 2-unit English (Standard).
  • This chart does not show averages; it shows the percentage of students who achieved a score in each band. A higher band represents a higher achievement.

% Students in Band by School

  • This column chart displays HSC Results by band.

HSC Results for each subject are graded in bands as follows:

2-unit subjects:

  • Band 6 = 90 - 100 marks
  • Band 5 = 80 - 89 marks
  • Band 4 = 70 - 79 marks
  • Band 3 = 60 - 69 marks
  • Band 2 = 50 - 59 marks
  • Band 1 = 0 - 49 marks

Extension subjects:

  • Band E4 (highest)
  • Band E3
  • Band E2
  • Band E1 (below minimum standard)

Use the following slicers to filter and analyse the data:

  • Calendar Year – Select the year to view HSC results for.

  • School Name – Choose a school in this slicer first.  This will select the local area to analyse.

  • School Distance Band Name – Choose one or more distance bands to view. Note that they are set up as concentric rings. To view all schools within 10km of the proximity school, you need to select both the 5km and 10km distance bands.

  • Selected School Name by Distance – Once the previous two slicers are set, all schools within the selected distance band and sector will appear in this slicer.  Use this slicer to select or deselect schools to appear in the chart.

  • Course Name – use this to select a single HSC course, e.g. Mathematics Extension 1. If this slicer is not selected, the charts will display the percentages by band for all HSC subjects undertaken at the school.

  • Type – Use this slicer to select the type of school, e.g. secondary school. Note that only secondary and central/community schools appear in this report.

  • Gender

  • Aboriginal - The term Aboriginal used in this data set refers to and includes both Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  In NSW the preferred term is Aboriginal, rather than Indigenous or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • EAL/D

What should I look for?

  • Schools with a significant upwards or downwards trend in average NAPLAN Results over the years.
  • A school that is significantly above or below other local schools.
  • Note that record suppression is in place for any schools where there were less than 5 students undertaking the HSC in any given year. This will affect the data for schools with low numbers of students, e.g. rural and remote schools. It will appear that there is no data for that school, course and year combination.  This was required by the data steward for the purpose of approving the use of this data.
  • Note that HSC results may not be an accurate representation of the school, where low numbers of students have completed the HSC. For example a school with less than 10 students in each year, may have wildly fluctuating HSC results from year to year. This could be due to differences in the student cohorts, rather than any teaching strategies at the school. Please review the HSC results in conjunction with the number of students in each year to interpret these results appropriately.

Where does this data come from?

  • HSC.

How frequently is data updated?

  • HSC Results are updated annually after they are released in December.

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