Our Graduates

“We seek to cultivate a body of graduates who are well-rounded, successful men of faith and independent mind, who influence their nation for the greater good and who strive to be worthy of their forefathers.”
The Strategic Intent of The Scots College 2016-2025

Our graduates will become young men who are:

  • confident, well-grounded men of integrity with a strong sense of identity, values, and character
  • motivated, disciplined and equipped to pursue the art of scholarship as an integral part of a rich and rewarding life
  • principled, compassionate and engaged citizens of their College, their community and their world
  • erudite and wise, with a worldview that encompasses knowledge of the past, perceptive insight into the present and innovative thinking about our global future.

Quick Facts

In 2019:

  • With over 200 Year 12 students, 29% of the cohort received an ATAR over 90
  • the College ranked 61 in The Sydney Morning Herald HSC top 100 schools
  • 44 boys earned their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Source: HSC and Senior School Achievements 2020

Graduate Destinations

After their schooling at Scots, our graduates may pursue local or international tertiary education. Below are some examples of  universities our past students have studied at.

Australian Universities

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Australian National University
  • Macquarie University
  • The University of Newcastle
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Western Sydney University

International Universities

  • Durham University
  • Pembroke College, Oxford
  • The University of Arizona
  • The University of Chicago
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Pennsylvania

Higher School Certificate Results

The 2019 cohort performed incredibly well. Two hundred and seventy-two Distinguished Achievers (Band 6) were attained across all subjects. Most notably, The Scots College performed better than the NSW state average in Band 5 and 6 results for top performing courses in 2019.

The 2019 cohort’s impressive achievements include:

  • 41 boys receiving an ATAR over 95 with eight being over 99*
  • 11 boys reaching the Premier’s List (having achieved Band 6 in at least ten units of study)
  • four state rankings awarded in Ancient History, English Advanced, Indonesian Extension and Mathematics
  • a record number of Band 6 results achieved with a total of 272 Distinguished Achievers
  • six ARTEXPRESS, the HSC Visual Arts showcase nominations, with four being selected for inclusion
  • four ENCORE, HSC Music showcase nominations
  • three SHAPE, HSC Design and Technology Major Body of Work nominations
  • two OnSTAGE, HSC Drama showcase nominations.
* The College does not receive formal notifications of ATAR results but there is a tradition of boys sharing their successes with the College. The information presented was correct at the time of publication. If you have an update, please let the College know.


Daniel Botha, Year 12, Class of 2019

“My experience at Scots has been one of an abundance of opportunities. Scots has been a place that has allowed me to flourish in all aspects of school life; academics, sport, co-curricular, service and leadership.”

Zachary Newman, Year 12, Class of 2019

“Scots offers something for everyone. Wherever your interests lie – whether it’s music or sailing, drama or volleyball, debating or rugby – Scots can bring you together with like-minded boys and enthusiastic teachers to follow your passion. The best part of my Scots experience was leading the Pipes and Drums as Pipe Major. During my time with the Pipes and Drums, we toured twice to Scotland, played in the World Piping Championships, won state and national competitions and learned how to work and play together as a tight-knit team.”

Charlie Thompson, Year 12, Class of 2019

“My experience at Scots has been absolutely amazing. A Scots education includes a diverse range of opportunities, both academically and otherwise. I have made lifelong friends, and I firmly believe that I will continue to benefit from my Scots education for the rest of my life.”

Jock Hazelton, Year 10, Class of 2019

“Boarding is one of the best aspects of Scots. Having the opportunity to create unique bonds with staff and students is what makes boarding so incredible. Everyone in the boarding house sees each other at their lowest lows and their highest highs and that is why we all know each other so well and form a brother-like relationship with one another. The boarding houses are a home away from home; they create a home environment that makes every boarder feel safe and supported. Also, the food in boarding is great and the kitchen staff are always friendly and if you choose your words nicely you may even get a little more on your plate.”

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