Masada leaps 45 places in the HSC

January 21, 2022 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Mazeltov and congratulations to Sydney’s Masada College HSC students for their results and achievements in the 2021 Higher School Certificate.

Masada’s HSC cohort

“Our remarkable students took the unprecedented challenges of 2020 and 2021 in their stride and emerged as confident, capable young men and women,” says College Principal Mira Hasofer.

She added: “Not only did this cohort spend weeks learning online during their Preliminary studies, but they also endured lengthy eLearning during their HSC year.  They embraced their inner strength, set their mind to succeed and achieved their personal best.”

Kevin Lin was announced as the 2021 Masada College Dux, achieving an ATAR of 99.70. Kevin joined Masada in Year 10 and believes the experienced and passionate teachers have made a huge difference to his education.

Kevin said: “I’m very grateful for the way the College has supported the Year 12 students during COVID and thank my teachers for their support and dedication over the last two years.” He is considering studying finance at university this year.


The College celebrated All Rounder Achievers, Aiden Bergheim, Kevin Lin and Ilana Stitz and the 53% of Masada students on the Distinguished Achievers List. The College was delighted to see 31% of students achieve an ATAR of greater than 90. Karen Qiang was selected for ArtExpress for her film ‘A Way Out’. Masada was very proud of the success of their two accelerants – Shir Goodwin (Year 11, 2021) achieved a Band 6 in Modern Hebrew and Stanley Liu (Year 10, 2021) achieved an E4 (Band 6 equivalent) in Extension 1 and 2 Mathematics.

“Putting aside the Band rankings, we are equally proud of all our students who have strived to achieve their personal best and can hold their heads high,” says Mrs Hasofer.

The College has moved up 45 places to 68 in the 2021 HSC NSW (SMH) School rankings.

 The Masada College HSC results affirm Masada College’s place as an outstanding Jewish, Independent Day School, unique in its ability to help students from all backgrounds and competencies to achieve excellent academic results.  “As the class of 2021 enters the adult world in a range of fields and locations, we know the values instilled in them at Masada College will stay with them for life. The Jewish values of Chessed and Kavod, the critical thinking skills and the community spirit that are a way of life at Masada will serve our students well in the future,” says Mrs Hasofer.

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