Indians top in Biology, Chemistry, Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi and wait…in Italian and Indonesian too

rishabRishab Malhotra first in state in Hindi and is honoured by Education Minister Adrian Piccoli at the First in State ceremony

Students in NSW public schools have excelled in the Higher School Certificate, placing first in more than 40 courses.

Indian students have done extremely well in this year’s HSC with IABBV’s Rishab Malhotra topping the state in 2U Hindi continuers. Sahanuja Thiyagesan topped in Tamil while Harnoor Jawandha topped in 2U Punjabi continuers. And that’s just not all Indians have excelled even in Indonesian Extension with Payal Parikh topping the state whereas in Italian, and yes Anish Rastogi in Italian Extension and in Italian continuers Sachin Mahajan took the cake.

Top places in science subjects were also snapped up by our Indian students.

Prithvi Santana Baskar topped in Biology while Rohan Krishnaswamy of James Ruse Agricultural High topped in Chemistry.

Three Sydney schools took out multiple awards – Fort Street High School (first in four courses),  James Ruse Agricultural High School (four courses) and Sydney Girls High School (three courses).

Fort Street High student Dominic Dwyer was first in both Modern History and French Continuers.

Students who came first in a HSC course were represented across regional NSW from Nowra High School  (two firsts in HSC courses), Wagga Wagga High School, Gosford High School, Wollongong High School  of the Performing Arts, and Maitland Grossman High School.

Department of Education language schools excelled, with 31 language first places to students who studied through Open High School or the Saturday School of Community Languages, which operates in a number of public schools.


HSC students will receive their results tomorrow from 6am.

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