Education Matters

Learn all about the HSC

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is a vigorous credential chosen by the vast majority of Year 11 and 12 students in NSW. It was first introduced in 1967 and is currently developed and managed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

HSC results can be translated into an ATAR - Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank - a rank used to meet entry requirements for tertiary courses of study.

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Why choose the HSC?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Deborah Williams, Academic Dean

The current educational landscape is one actively seeking to graduate students who are ‘future ready’: that is, students who can apply discipline based knowledge to authentic questions in the real world, who can problem solve and innovate, who have developed the personal agency to work and learn both independently and in highly collaborative forums, who can tolerate the increasing complexity of global problems in order to make genuine contribution to the betterment of their world. Students preparing for Year 11 are indeed privileged to be entering an educational programme that will require them to develop this kind of knowledge, this level of understanding and these transdisciplinary skills.

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4 Reasons why it is important for your son to learn mathematics

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

“When will I ever need to use maths in real life?”, “Why is maths important?”, “Why do we need mathematics?”

These questions have echoed through maths classrooms and homes the world over. Apart from allowing us to make calculations that help us in our everyday lives, such as making purchases or preparing a budget, it can offer students so much more. Maths can be found in everything from music, art, and architecture to cooking, sport, and nature: “God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world,” said Paul Dirac.

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Trinity Grammar School results are among the best on record

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Sydney’s Trinity Grammar School results are among the best on record, with Year 12 graduates excelling and showing once again that the School continues to perform well above average. In 2017, an extremely impressive 25 Trinity students earned an ATAR of 99 or more.

Each year, the league table of school results provides a snapshot of the performance by schools across the State. Trinity Grammar School is one of the best schools in the nation, and the world. However, Trinity’s high performance is not reflected accurately in the publicised league tables.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Boys learning, Education, Courses, International Baccalaureate

Understanding the league table of school results

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Each year, the league table of school results provides a snapshot of the performance by schools across the State. Trinity Grammar School is considered to be one of the very best schools in the nation, and the world. However, due to the limitations of the league tables, Trinity’s high performance may not always be reflected accurately in the league tables.

The core reason for this is that the league tables are formulated by the percentage of Higher School Certificate (HSC) Band 6 results alone.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Education, Courses, International Baccalaureate

4 Things to consider when selecting subjects with your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 29, 2017 6:00:00 AM

When it comes to selecting subjects for study in the Senior years, students can feel pressure to choose a future career and begin working towards it. While some students may have a profession in mind, not all students have a clear vision of their futures – and that is perfectly normal.

It is best to start by discussing your son’s views and exploring his options with him to gauge his areas of interest.

Here are four things to consider when selecting subjects with your son:

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First participants graduate with Trinity's Certificate II in Leadership Through Cadets qualification

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, has addressed the first ever graduates of Trinity Grammar School’s pioneering Certificate II Leadership Through Cadets Course at the inaugural graduation ceremony held on Tuesday evening, 19 September 2017.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Cadets, Education, Courses, Vocational training, Leadership

Trinity student wins prestigious 2017 Trainee of the Year award

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Year 12 student Nicholas Capovilla from Trinity Grammar School, was announced the winner of the School-Based Trainee of the Year for the Southern and South-Western Sydney region at the NSW Training Awards which took place at the Liverpool Catholic Club in June 2017.

The award recognises Nicholas’ excellence in the training sector, along with his commitment and innovative approach to formal studies at school and in the workplace. This is an outstanding achievement in the hotly contested Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, and has proven valuable for Nicholas in gaining industry skills and high levels of achievement in the construction industry.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Academic excellence, Courses, Vocational training

A focus on careers gives students an individual purpose in learning

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 24, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School recently hosted a joint Old Trinitarians’ Union (OTU) and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Careers and Industry Expo at the Summer Hill campus. The event was designed to provide Years 10 to 12 students with an academic and vocational focus in creating future pathways, planning transition pathways, exploring career futures, strengthening student outcomes through vocational learning and building networks and connections.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Boys learning, Education, Courses, Vocational training

Does a work placement programme give students an edge over others?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 29, 2017 6:00:00 AM

With schools now offering vocational training as an alternative to the HSC or International Baccalaureate, the options for students to find a mode of learning suited to their individual needs has never been greater. For those that take the vocational path, it means getting a head start on their trade without sacrificing an ATAR.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Courses, Vocational training