BULAHDELAH Central School’s (BCS) top HSC results have ranked them ahead of other schools in the region once again.
Figures from the NSW Education Standards Authority show Bulahdelah finished in front of Hunter River, Irrawang and Gloucester High Schools in the 2017 rankings.
Additionally, it has been reported that Bulahdelah was ranked in the top five percent of 888 NSW secondary schools in the Standard English course.
The rankings compare HSC results from schools based on the number of students sitting exams and the number of top bands achieved.
BCS Relieving Principal Mrs Deb Gilbert attributes the success to the hard work from students and staff, small class sizes and tailoring programs to individual needs of students.
“Having smaller cohorts going through the HSC, there is more personalised approach to teaching and learning,” she said.
“The rankings are certainly a bit of a confidence boost in the things we have implemented to help students through their senior studies.”
Mrs Gilbert said support strategies in place include a teacher-student mentor program, study skills camp and additional teaching time.
“Our staff volunteer their time over holidays, after school and on weekends for our students,” she said.
“It is a matter of doing the best we can with the expertise of staff and the students we have in the school.”
Thirty-nine BCS Year 12 students were amongst the record 68,816 NSW students who were awarded their Higher School Certificate this year.
By Daniel SAHYOUN