Five Top Five Places for Redlands HSC Students

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Congratulations to our HSC students for their hard work and excellent results in the 2015 HSC examinations, which saw five students achieve Top 5 places in the state.  

Top performing student, Sonia Kalcina achieved an ATAR of 99.55 and was awarded 5th in the State for English Extension 1. Sonia also excelled in Advanced English, Maths Extension 1, Maths Extension 2, Chemistry, Physics and Geography. She is planning to study Advanced Maths and Arts at the University of Sydney.

In addition to her studies, Sonia was Environmental Prefect and Captain of Tennis, represented the School in Snowsports and participated in Orchestra, Strings and Guitar Ensembles and Choir.

Redlands students took out the trifecta in Japanese Background Speakers, with Minami Okubo being awarded 1st in the state and Ryo Utaki and Yuna Tsukamoto awarded 2nd equal in the state. Year 11 student Julia Gardell was awarded 2nd in the state for Swedish Continuers.

William Gleeson, one of the 2015 School Captains, achieved an ATAR of 96.95 and plans to study Arts and Commerce at the University of Sydney.  In the HSC Exams, William excelled in Drama, Advanced English, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, Modern History and Economics. He represented the school in Tennis and also participated in the School Musical, Drama Productions, Theatresports and Choir. 

“Our HSC students worked hard for their results which will give them deserved opportunities for next year” said Dr Peter Lennox, Principal of Redlands. 

“We congratulate these students, all of whom approached their final exams with focus and determination – we are looking forward to what they will do next. 

“They were very supportive of each other and strove to do their best, while continuing to participate in the many extra-curricular activities available.  As a group, their leadership of the younger students was exemplary and the entire Redlands community wishes each former Year 12 student well for the future.” 

Half of the 2015 year group chose to study the HSC, with the other half having to wait a little bit longer for their results from the International Baccalaureate (IB).

“We are proud to offer both the HSC and IB, and have been offering IB for more than 25 years – longer than any other school in NSW. The 2015 cohort is the perfect representation of this, as we saw half the Year Group studying each syllabus.”