Best Schools in Sydney

Are you looking for the best schools in Sydney. We have put together some sites and information for your to identify the top schools in New South Wales.

You may find the average scores of the sites below are a guide only and not intended for ranking your school. The scores may not be 100% accurate as some schools are missing data or have insignificant enrolments, which may affect their average score.

Sydney New South Wales School Ranking

Street Directory Ranking – 2015 Sydney New South Wales Top Primary Schools

Better Education

The Australian – Your School

The Good School Guide – Top schools in 2013 HSC

SMH – HSC results 2015

Best Schools in Sydney

Choosing The Best School

Other than looking at the school rankings, you may also want to consider:

  • Do you prefer a public or private school?
  • Do you want your child to have a religious education?
  • How does the location of the school, travelling to and from the school, and/ or public transport options affect you?
  • Are your child’s friends going to another school?
  • How many children are enrolled there?
  • What facilities does the school have to support your child’s learning – playgrounds, library, home language support, music programs, clubs and sporting teams?
  • How well does the school support children with special needs, e.g. disability, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, etc
  • What opportunities are there for parent involvement with the school?

Other Tools

Below is a list of some of the best ATAR calculators that you can use to estimate your ATAR results.

VCE – ATAR Calculator

Student Portal

ATAR Notes VCE  calculator
Better Education 
VCE calculator
Engage Education VCE calculator

HSC – ATAR Calculator

ATAR Notes HSC calculator
Talent 100 HSC calculator
Matrix Education HSC calculator

WACE – ATAR Calculator

ATAR Notes WACE calculator
TISC WACE calculator

QCE – ATAR Calculator

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SACEATAR Calculator

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“scaled up” and “scaled down”

When we hear whether a subject is “scaled up” or “scaled down”, this refers to whether the subject’s raw examination mark tends to translate to a higher or lower scaled mark. For instance, for high-scaling subjects, students who score a raw mark of around 65 to 70 out of 120 may still manage to score a 45 / 50 scaled mark. Therefore, higher scaled subjects are preferable because they allow lower exam marks to be equated to higher scaled marks which are used for ATAR calculation.

Other Resources

Past Exam Papers (HSC, VCE, WACE, SACE, QCE)
Study Tips
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Universities in Australia

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