MLC School Girls Achieve

MLC School is non selective. Our girls achieve at the highest level in academia, sport and the arts. In sport we have national, regional and competition champions. Our musicians dazzle audiences with concerts at the Sydney Opera House and the Town Hall. Our co-curricular programs continue to thrive and grow exponentially every year. MLC School alumnae are pioneers and frontrunners in fields as diverse as science, the arts, politics, sport, medicine, the media, academia, business and the law, and they have continued their studies at prestigious educational institutions such as the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, The Juilliard School, Harvard and Princeton University.

In line with our tradition of being leaders and innovators in girls education, MLC School was one of the earliest in NSW to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program to all students in Year 11 and Year 12 as an alternative to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

In 2021, 12 MLC School girls attained an ATAR of 99.95. We believe this is the most 45s awarded to a school in Australia in IB History. The median ATAR across all students was 94.30.

In line with our strong academic standing, in 2020, MLC School was named the Top IB School in Australia and Top 50 IB Global School. 

Both the HSC and IB Diploma provide an academic pathway to tertiary education around Australia and internationally. The IB Diploma Programme is suitable for those who enjoy a broad range of subjects, while the HSC suits those who wish to specialise in a particular field of study (a number of science or history units for example).

MLC School provides an extensive subject selection process for all students in Year 10. This assists families to make the choice that is right for their daughter and her future.

Our 2021 HSC and IB results can be found below. For an overview of the results of the Class of 2021, please read our highlights publication


HSC at MLC School

Congratulations to the entire 2021 cohort!

Around 60% of our Year 12 students sat for the HSC in 2021. The highlights are just one measure of our girls’ final years. These numbers can never truly reflect their determination and strength of character.

MLC School girls achieved 5 State rankings in subjects:

  • 1st in Ancient History – Elsa Tonkinwise
  • 2nd in Dutch Continuers – Nikki Juffermans
  • 2nd in Indonesian Extension – Natalia Giannakos (2021 Football Captain)
  • 3rd in Entertainment – Tara Mulholland
  • 3rd in Visual Arts – Kittu Hoyne
  • 5th in Music Extension – Ellery Joyce

54% of the cohort achieved a Band 6 in at least 1 subject.

Congratulations to the following girls for their outstanding ATARs:

  • Elsa Tonkinwise – 99.80
  • Ellery Joyce – 99.20
  • Tahlia Hatzisarantinos – 98.7
  • Sofia Carey (2021 Music Captain) – 98.4
  • Lone Bromley – 98.4
  • Anika Grannall – 98.2
  • Kittu Hoyne – 98.0
  • Charlotte Jones – 97.85
  • Aarathe Ramraj – 97.85
  • Kelly Zhang – 97.1

Please note: The School is not provided with HSC students’ ATARs, as is the case with IB scores where a conversion is straightforward. We rely on ATARS being provided by individual students upon request. Not every student chooses to share this information with the School.

Six students were placed on the HSC All-Rounders list for those who achieve Band 6 in 10 units of studies. Congratulations to Lone BromleySofia Carey (2021 Music Captain), Kittu HoyneCharlotte JonesJohanna Lafoa'i, and Elsa Tonkinwise.

Forty-five girls were placed on the HSC Distinguished Achievers list for those who achieved a result in the highest possible Band for one or more courses.

  • Dionne Alaveras (2021 Softball Captain)
  • Kayla Andreopoulos
  • Liana Angell
  • Annabelle Bailey (2021 Leawarra Vice-Captain)
  • Lone Bromley
  • Sofia Carey (2021 Music Captain)
  • Arrielle Carisio
  • Sarah Carvolth
  • Emma Christie
  • Lilia Coman (2021 Wade Captain)
  • Amy-Grace Docherty
  • Vienna Durie
  • Jasmin Fitch
  • Natalia Giannakos (2021 Football Captain)
  • Anika Grannall
  • Tahlia Hatzisarantinos
  • Holly Herden
  • Kittu Hoyne
  • Charlotte Jones
  • Ellery Joyce
  • Nikki Juffermans
  • Hayley Kenzler (2021 Lester Captain)
  • Jennipher Kong
  • Inez Kritzler (2021 Sutton Vice-Captain)
  • Johanna Lafoa'i
  • Isabella Lee
  • Kayley Macgonigal
  • Cassidy Maher
  • Piper McCowan (2021 Lester Vice-Captain)
  • Lauren Millar
  • Tara Mulholland
  • Elise Nikolopoulos
  • Nicola Oddie
  • Aarathe Ramraj
  • Phillipa Signorelli
  • Jane So (2021 Prescott Captain)
  • Gemma Sorial
  • Olivia Tanevski
  • Jocelyn Ting
  • Eva Tkocz
  • Elsa Tonkinwise
  • Ana Trigg (2021 School Vice-Captain, Year 10–Year 12)
  • Samantha Tsakalos-Stewart
  • Kelly Zhang
  • Zara Zuccolotto

A number of performances and major works from MLC School girls were nominated for recognition as part of the HSC showcase events. To be nominated for any of these showcases is a significant achievement as it acknowledges these projects as best in the State. To be selected into a Showcase event is an outstanding recognition.

Exhibition Selections

  • ARTEXPRESS – Kittu Hoyne for her Body of Work, A Portrait in Frequency 
  • Texstyle – Sarah Anne Carvolth for her Major Textiles Project
  • Zoomers – Ishwary Ramjeevan for her Body of Work, The Complete Adventures of Sri Lankan Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
  • Zoomers – Sofia Carey

Exhibition Reserved List

  • Ana Trigg – OnStage (Drama)

Exhibition Nominations

  • OnStage (Drama) – Ellery JoyceRachel Kardasis
  • Encore (Music) – Sofia CareyEllery Joyce
  • Shape (Design and Technology) – Kittu Hoyne
  • Zoomers (Art) – Cassidy MaherIshwary Ramjeevan
  • Callback (Dance) – Vienna DurieLilia Coman

IB at MLC School  IBYB-Button-Med

Students undertaking the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in their final two years at school select one subject from each of six core study areas, ensuring a breadth of subject choice through humanities, experimental sciences, mathematics, arts and compulsory language study. The IB Diploma also requires a CAS component (hours dedicated to creativity, action and service), Theory of Knowledge classes and an Extended (5,000 word) Essay in a subject area of the student's choice. 

MLC School's Year 12, 2021 IB cohort once again achieved at the highest level internationally in the IB Diploma Programme. 49 students in the year (approx 40% of the cohort) studied the IB with an incredible 12 MLC School students achieving the ‘perfect score’ of 45 and along with this a well-earned, well-deserved ATAR of 99.95. One girl fell agonisingly close with 44 out of the possible 45. This simply staggering outcome means almost 25% of the MLC School IB cohort attained full marks. This compares to only 1.1% of the worldwide candidature in the November 2021 examination session being awarded the perfect score.

We believe this is the most 45s awarded to a school in Australia in IB History.

  • 12 girls received a perfect IB score of 45, being an ATAR equivalent of 99.95.
  • 47% of our IB candidates achieved an ATAR equivalent of 99 or over.
  • 90% of our IB candidates achieved an ATAR equivalent of 95 or over, an excellent outcome.
  • 98% of our IB candidates achieved an ATAR equivalent of 90 or over.

We congratulate the following 2021 International Baccalaureate students for their excellent achievements:
Kylie Becvarovski, Christie Ch'ngAnnie Chen, Montana Cominos (2021 Dance, Drama and Entertainment Captain), Evelyn Doan (2021 Abbeythorpe House Captain), Tarindhi FernandoCynthia Hu (2021 Mooramoora House Vice-Captain), Fiona MacKenzie, Mikaela Nguyen (2021 School Captain), Vanessa Ryan (2021 Art and Design Captain), Anica Shen, and Amelia Whitmont all received a perfect score of 45 (ATAR 99.95), an amazing result, which places them among the top academic achievers worldwide. Sixty-one MLC School girls have now received perfect scores over the last 12 years.

Congratulations also to Audrey Nguyen who achieved a score of 44 (ATAR 99.75).

Congratulations to the 2021 MLC School IB girls achieving an ATAR equivalent of 99 and over:

  • Kylie Becvarovski
  • Christie Ch'ng
  • Annie Chen
  • Paris Chen
  • Montana Cominos
  • Gracelyn Dao (2021 Mooramoora Captain)
  • Kirsten Dao
  • Evelyn Doan (2021 Abbeythorpe Captain, 2021 Swimming Captain)
  • Nancy Faraj (2021 Booralee Vice-Captain)
  • Tarindhi Fernando
  • Cynthia Hu (2021 Mooramoora Vice-Captain)
  • Janelle Jiao
  • Annika Lee (2021 Abbeythorpe Vice-Captain)
  • Gloria Lim (2021 SRC Captain, 2021 Badminton Captain)
  • Fiona MacKenzie (2021 Volleyball Captain)
  • Neethika Naidu
  • Mikaela Nguyen (2021 School Captain)
  • Audrey Nguyen
  • Vanessa Ryan (2021 Art and Design Captain, 2021 Netball Captain)
  • Alyssa Scott
  • Anica Shen
  • Maya Simpson (2021 School Vice-Captain, Year 6–Year 9)
  • Amelia Whitmont

*The above lists may not be a full representation of these achievements. MLC School is reliant on the Year 12 2021 cohort to provide their ATAR result or other information. Details are not made public or provided to the School. In some instances, the UniScore has been used as the ATAR was not available.


Post School Destinations 2020



University of Sydney  42 
University of Technology Sydney 36 
University of New South Wales 20
Macquarie University 19
Australian Catholic University  5
Australian National University 3
Bond University 3
Torrens University 3
University of Notre Dame 3
Western Sydney University 3
Australian College of Physical Education 2
Private College 2
Australian Defence Force Academy 1
Queensland University of Technology 1
Swinbourne University of Technology 1
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney
University of Canberra 1
University of Newcastle 1
University of Queensland 1
University of Tasmania 1


Combined Law (with Communications, Commerce, Arts, Psychology, Science, IT, Engineering) 27
Psychology (including combined) 12
Business/Commerce/Economics 11
Arts/Social Science/Education 10
Engineering (Aeronautical, Aerospace, Biomedical, Mechatronic, Software) 8
Health Science 8
Design (Interior, Landscape, Architecture, Product) 7
Science 7
Nursing 6
Built Environment (Construction Management/Property Economics) 5
Clinical Science 5
Communications (Journalism, Media Arts, Social Political Science) 5
Medicine 5
IT/Data/Business Systems 3
Optometry 3
Optometry/Vision Science 3
Sport and Exercise Science 3
Sports Management 3
Criminology/Social Work 2
Liberal Arts and Science 2
Music 2
Pharmacy  2
Physiotherapy 2
Theatre/Performance 2
Biotechnology 1
Dentistry  1
Paramedicine 1
PPE (Philosophy, Politics, Economics) 1
Veterinary Medicine 1