Normanhurst Boys High School

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NSW Normanhurst Boys High School 7-12 1958745NORMANHURST

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Selective StatusFully
Became Selective1994
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Phone 02 9489 1077     
Address Pennant Hills Road, NORMANHURST  NSW  2076
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The school was placed at 25 in the list of 2007 Top 200 School Rankings (HSC) in NSW.

Higher School Certificate
2007 was the 9th year of our selective intakes to sit for the HSC. A total of 114 students sat for the HSC in 2007. The results were outstanding as follows with the 2001 – 2006 figures shown for comparison.

Seven students were placed in the Top All Rounders
List for receiving a Band 6 in their 10 best units and will be presented with their awards at the Premier’s Awards Ceremony in February. They were: Joshua Chalkley, Tomoyuki Hachigo, Shahab Pathan,
Matthew Samson, Vladimir Vukic, Isuru
Wanasinghe and Jason Wong

Curtis Hwang was 3rd in the state in Japanese

Mentions in the Merit Lists for students obtaining
the top band in a subject included:
• 220 in total
• 26 in English
• 106 in mathematics

- 80% of student results for courses were in the top
two bands
- The total number of top band results increased in
2007, even though the number of courses attempted
by students decreased compared to 2006.

Analysis of data provided by the department of
Education and training indicates that all KLAs
continued to perform well above average.

The best performer relative to the state averages was the Technological and Applied Studies KLA (Key
Learning Area) with a relative score of 1.72 (with
22 Students) followed by Mathematics KLA (1.15),
English KLA (1.11), Science KLA (1.00), Human
Society and Its Environment KLA (0.96), and
Creative and Performing Arts KLA (0.87). It is
important to remember that this data can be
significantly influenced by the size of the

In a comparison between KLAs within the school,
the best performer was again mathematics followed
by Technological and Applied Studies, science and
Human Society and Its Environment.
HSC results are reported in six bands (where Band 6
is the highest) in the majority of subjects but in four bands in extension courses (where band E4 is the highest).The percentages of candidates from NBHS
who were placed in the top two bands follow. It
must be understood that some courses only had a
very small number of candidates and so there may
be some statistical uncertainty in some of the results.

- English: 75% in advanced English; 79% in
extension 1; and 100% in extension 2.
- Mathematics: 100% in general mathematics; 84%
in mathematics; 83% in extension 1 and 100% in
Extension 2.
- Science: 87% in chemistry; 69% in physics;
and47% in biology.
- Human Society and Its Environment: 58% in
ancient history; 75% in modern history; 78% in
extension history: 84% in business studies; 76% in
economics; 92% in geography; and 95% in legal
- Languages Other Than English (LOTE): 100% in
- Technological and Applied Studies (TAS); 100%
in information processes and technology; and 88% in
software design and development.
- Creative and Performing Arts:
25 % in drama; 80% in music 1; 78% in music 2;
100% in extension music; and 100% in visual arts.
- Personal Development Health and Physical
Education (PDHPE): 88%

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