9. Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus
Manly Selective Campus is a selective government high school for students in years 7 to 12 located in North Curl Curl, New South Wales, Australia. It is a part of the Northern Beaches Secondary College, a 5 campus college across Sydney’s Northern Beaches, formed in 2003. Year Seven admission to this campus is based entirely on academic excellence through the Selective High Schools Test. Students seeking enrolment into Years 8 – 11 will be coordinated through the school, but must also sit for the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER), Higher Ability Selection Test
Manly Selective Campus tops the Northern Beaches on Merit List Rankings in the HSC, and came 8th in the state in 2014. It was placed 7th in both the 2010 and 2012 HSC rankings, a leap from 15th in 2008 and 2009, and 20th in 2007.
The graduating class of 2012 is currently the highest achieving cohort on record, achieving a ranking of 7th overall as compared with other NSW state and non- government schools. This peer group is the fourth ever to place Manly in the top 10 and also the first year the school overtook Sydney Boys High School.