Congratulations to the St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove Class of 2023 on your outstanding Higher School Certificate (HSC) results! 

Our school climbed an astonishing 18 positions in The Sydney Morning Herald rankings, placing 76th in the state.

We recorded a phenomenal 189 Distinguished Achievers, five All Rounders and a Band 6 rate of 19.7 per cent.

St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove Principal Mary Leask congratulated Year 12 on a fantastic effort. 

“When I saw the results I was very proud of the students, and of their teachers as well. Teachers have worked with these girls since Kindergarten to get them where they are – we’re just seeing the icing on the cake that has been baking for 13 years.

“The students wanted to do well individually but they knew that by doing so, they’d all do well. That collaborative competition worked very well for them. We had some particularly strong results in Chemistry. It’s good to see girls get Band 6 results, particularly in physics and chemistry which are more difficult to get,” Mrs Leask said.


Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) has once again achieved outstanding results in the 2023 Higher School Certificate (HSC) with nine of its 33 secondary schools ranked among the top 100 high schools in NSW.

A total of 18 schools ranked among the top 150 high schools—one more than last year—strengthening SCS’s position as one of the top performing systems in Australia.

SCS recorded an impressive 2780 Distinguished Achievers, 47 Top Achievers and 67 All Rounders.

Notably, eight SCS students also received HSC First in Course honours.


Here is a recap of our 2023 HSC highlights:

  • Ranked 76th in the state  
  • 189 Distinguished Achievers – lists the students who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) for one or more courses, not including results for courses studied external to their school
  • Five All Rounders – number of students scoring above 90 in at least 10 units