Academic Results

Our girls consistently achieve formidable results in the HSC and IB Diploma, reflecting the quality of teaching and deep culture of learning at Queenwood.

We are academically non-selective and yet our results reliably place us in the top few such schools in the State.

We congratulate those who have achieved outstanding results as judged against their peers, and equally those who have achieved outstanding results as judged against themselves. Our students gain entry to a wide range of courses at universities and institutions in Australia and overseas, and examinations are important as a passport to further inspiring possibilities. 
 

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In 2022 from a cohort of 31 IB students:

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In 2022 from a cohort of 53 HSC students:

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IB Top Scorers:

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HSC All-round Achievers:

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HSC Top Achievers in Course:

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IB Highlights:

  • 100% Chinese B HL students received a mark in the top band (Grade 7) 

  • 100% Japanese B SL  students received a mark in the top band (Grade 7) 

  • 100% Music HL students received a mark in the top band (Grade 7) 

  • 100% English A Language & Literature SL students received a mark in the top two bands (Grade 6/7) 

  • 100% French B HL students received a mark in the top two mark bands (Grade 6/7) 

  • 100% Latin B HL students received a mark in the top two mark bands (Grade 6/7) 

  • 100% Geography SL students received a mark in the top two mark bands (Grade 6/7) 

  • ​​100% Music SL students received a mark in the top two mark bands (Grade 6/7) 

  • ​​100% Visual Arts SL students received a mark in the top two mark bands (Grade 6/7) 


HSC Highlights:

  • 100% Ancient History students received a mark in the top bands 

  • 100% Chinese Continuers students received a mark in the top bands 

  • 100% English Extension 2 students received a mark in the top bands 

  • 100% Drama students received a mark in the top bands 

  • 100% Music 1 students received a mark in the top bands 

  • 100% Music 2 students received a mark in the top bands 

  • 100% Textiles & Design students received a mark in the top bands 

  • 100% Visuals Arts students received a mark in the top bands 

  • 100% French Continuers students received a mark in the top bands 

  • 100% Japanese Continuers students received a mark in the top bands 

  • 100% Physics students received a mark in the top bands 

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Lola Noble

CLASS OF 2022

ATAR 95.95
ARTEXPRESS 2023 NOMINATION
"Queenwood has imbuded me with self-belief. I now feel that I can pursue what I envision for my future with confidence that I was certainly lacking before high school."

I am grateful to have been part of a school that has provided me with opportunities to pursue my personal interests, grow in areas I never thought I might succeed in and explore leadership and all it entails. I completed my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award with support from Queenwood and learned to play guitar and perform music in an ensemble. As Art Captain and Dance Captain I was able to encourage younger girls to foster their love of art and dance whilst also growing my skills and enjoying this creative outlet of my own. Being involved in many aspects of community service has left a lasting impression on me from my time at school, especially spending time getting to know students at Macleay Vocational College, Kempsey and being accepted to volunteer at the homeless service Rough Edges. I will always value the support from teachers who have helped me reach my potential, amplified my abilities and encouraged me to meet and exceed my goals.

SOPHIE DARTON

CLASS OF 2022

SHAPE 2023 NOMINATION
"The school offers incredible resources to help you do your best through the knowledgeable and committed teaching staff and the facilities. Asking for help allowed me to be at my best as I gained a deeper understanding of what I was capable of."
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My years at Queenwood have given me the confidence to move into the next chapter of my life. I started Queenwood in Year 7 and have always enjoyed Maths, PDHPE and Biology. My teachers showed enormous commitment and encouraged me to reach my potential in these subjects. Being a Community Prefect helped me develop my leadership skills and connect with the Queenwood community on various levels. I completed my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award this year and this journey taught me to take responsibility for my own progress. Time management skills became important, particularly when completing my Design and Technology major work and I was delighted to receive the news that my project was nominated for the Shape Exhibition. I am extremely grateful to everyone at Queenwood and will proudly carry Queenwood's values with me in the future.

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Sara Kumar

CLASS OF 2022

ATAR 89.65
JOHN LUSCOMBE SCHOLARSHIP FOR VOCAL STUDIES
ON STAGE 2023 NOMINATION 


"My time at Queenwood has truly been invaluable. Every experience and opportunity, no matter how small, has changed me for the better and prepared me for my future."

My Year 7 self, scared to walk through the doors of a new school would soon learn that Queenwood is a school of opportunity and community. I was guided by older girls and teachers alike to take up cocurriculars that sparked my interest and not to let self-doubt prevail. Little did I know that their support would put me on path to study classical music in voice, when at the time I could not sing in front of anyone at all. The Queenwood ideals of Truth, Courage and Service were always encouraged, and through these I was able to achieve far more than I thought possible. The breadth of cocurricular activities, alongside a strong focus on academics, has nurtured a thirst for learning and knowing that through difficulty comes growth will aid me throughout my life.

JENNI LIN

CLASS OF 2022

PERFECT IB SCORE 45/45
ATAR 99.95
"Through the IB Diploma, I have had the opportunity to become a better global citizen. The course allowed me to gain a holistic education, to take academic risks and to think critically about varying perspectives on key global issues, while fostering a strong bond with my peers. "
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The Queenwood community has provided me with an invaluable support network of teachers, peers and friends. As Social Justice Prefect, I was able to appreciate the solidarity and passion of Queenwood’s students for supporting others and their dedication to service. From the Student Advisory Committee to Social Justice Club, Queenwood nurtures student voice and has given me the courage to begin my journey beyond high school. Through the IB Diploma, I have become a better global citizen.

The course gave me a holistic education, to take academic risks and to think critically about varying perspectives on key global issues, while fostering a strong bond with my peers. In a single day, I could go from discussing vivisection in French class to the science behind global warming in Physics. It is clear that the teachers are truly passionate about their subject and are always willing to go the extra mile to help their students understand more than just the syllabus.

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EMILY BANNISTER

CLASS OF 2022

IB SCORE 42.75/45
ATAR 99.20
HEAD PREFECT 2022 

"I was a Queenwood Red Shoe Girl
and my time at Queenwood has been shaped by seizing the numerous opportunities available within the school."

My time at Queenwood has been shaped by seizing the numerous opportunities available within the school. I have been able to find sports which I am passionate about, understand the art of music, explore other societies through cultural immersions and most importantly to give back to the community though social justice programs including Rough Edges and Macleay Vocational College. These experiences have shaped me into the person I have become today and have provided me the necessary skills to begin my journey beyond school. Additionally, the guidance and support of teachers that extended well beyond regular classroom expectations has played a significant role setting me up for future success.

KATE SNASHALL

CLASS OF 2022

IB SCORE 44.5/45
ATAR 99.75
2023 TUCKWELL SCHOLARSHIP
"My favourite aspect of the teaching at Queenwood is how the small class sizes and cohorts allow teachers to know every student incredibly closely and how to tailor their teaching to your learning."
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I contribute much of my success, both academic and otherwise, to the strong support systems around me as well as an internal motivation to always push myself outside my comfort zone and exceed expectations. I always endeavoured to try everything and to always give my 100% in anything, no matter how trivial it seemed and regardless of the outcome. I believe this attitude allowed me to make the most of the many opportunities which Queenwood offered me and find success in a number of them. I had always planned to do the IB because I was drawn to the lack of scaling and ranking between subjects and within classes because it meant that I could choose the subjects which I was most passionate about and could enjoy learning alongside my friends without having to worry about competition.

During my time at Queenwood, I always pushed myself to participate in as many cocurricular activities as possible. This meant that I played water polo, basketball, and netball, even a short-lived rowing career, but I also participated in debating, music ensembles, model UN and even life drawing workshops! While this often meant life was pretty busy and hectic, I always left my sports or cocurriculars with a positive attitude and a refreshed mind enabling me to be more productive and focused when I returned to studying.

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ZARA LESLIE
CLASS OF 2022

IB SCORE 45/45
ATAR 99.95

"Queenwood has left me with an invaluable support network of friends and teachers that I was able to truly appreciate in my final years of school."

Queenwood has left me with an invaluable support network of friends and teachers that I was able to truly appreciate in my final years of school. This unconditional support allowed me to maintain an important balance between studying hard and having a laugh. I was always comforted to know that help was there whenever I needed it, whether it was peer reviewing with classmates or asking my teachers for clarification about a concept in class.
 
Through the IB program, I was able to do a wide variety of subjects that I was interested in and connect the content I learned to real-world events and issues. I also enjoyed having greater independence because it forced me to become more self-reflective and organised, skills that I am grateful to have been able to improve for university.

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