The University of Newcastle, Australia

Year 11 Excellence Awards

"Receiving this award has reinforced my passions and...will help to encourage my HSC studies and for me to achieve my best.

I have aspirations to study Marine Biology post-school at The University of Newcastle, to establish effective conservation programs in and around our local coastal areas.

I’d like to thank the Faculty of Science for their recognition of my achievements and encouragement of my interest in these core areas."

- Joshua Pickles (pictured below), 2019 Award Recipient, Wyong High School

Wyong High School award recipient Josh Pickles

The Faculty of Science values the development and recognition of young talent in the areas of science and mathematics.

In an effort to nurture the next generation of scientists and mathematicians, the Faculty recognises the outstanding achievements of Hunter and Central Coast Year 11 students in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

With a critical need for skilled STEM professionals across the world, these awards are an excellent opportunity to celebrate those students with a talent in science and mathematics disciplines.

60 Year 11 students across the Hunter and Central Coast were recognised for their impressive achievements through these awards in 2019.

Submission criteria

  • Schools can only nominate one student per discipline.
  • Nominations are accepted from Schools located within the following postcode regions: 2250-2263; 2264-2338 and 2413-2430

Presentation of the awards are coordinated with each school’s end of year ceremony or presentation day.

Nominations will open in late 2020. Stay tuned for more details.