Success on show as HSC results released to Class of 2023 students

More than 67,000 students across NSW have received their HSC results this morning.

The NSW Government logo overlaying a photo of an empty classroom. The NSW Government logo overlaying a photo of an empty classroom.

HSC results will today be delivered to the outgoing NSW Class of 2023 as the Higher School Certificate officially comes to an end.

Some 67,234 students completed their HSC this year, with 55,519 students now eligible to receive an ATAR, and another 20,000 leaving school with a vocational qualification.

Around 12 per cent of this year’s HSC results are in the top performance band and 72 per cent of results are in the top three bands.

For more than 67,000 students today marks the end of 13 years of school, and the successful completion of their schooling careers.

Finishing school and receiving HSC results can bring mixed emotions for some, and students and families are urged to remember that there are many pathways to a successful future.

This comes after 128 students were celebrated on Wednesday for achieving first place in a HSC course, and today 18,516 students are being recognised for their outstanding achievement in their studies as they are placed on the state’s Merit Lists.

Some 1420 students were also recognised on the 'All Round Achievers' list for gaining results in the highest possible band across 10 units of study.

Another 780 students were featured on the Top Achievers list for earning one of the top places and a result in the highest band, and 18,516 students received at least one Band 6 result, earning them a place on the ‘Distinguished Achievers’ list.

Visit the NESA website to view the 2023 HSC Merit Lists from 12pm today:

Premier of New South Wales Chris Minns said:

“This is an important milestone for the Class of 2023, who today finish their schooling and move on to the next chapter of their lives.

“Whether or not today’s results are what you wanted – remember that this is just a step on your journey and there are many pathways to success.

“I want to say a huge well done to 67,234 students who have worked hard to get to this point and I wish them all the success in their futures.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning Prue Car said:

“Today is a massive day for the Class of 2023, and I want to congratulate every student finishing Year 12.

“I want to wish every student the very best for what comes next – whether that be heading off to university or furthering your training in a trade or a new job.

“I also want to say thank you to all the teachers, support staff, parents and family members who helped our students along the way.

“The hard work is now over, and I know students and their families will be celebrating the culmination of many years of dedication and effort.

“Today is a day to enjoy what you have accomplished. Well done to the Class of 2023!”

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