Distinguished Achievers List: https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/hsc/results-certificates/merit-lists/distinguished-achievers
As a spreadsheet to allow sorting and searching: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=04471365683583757276
In 2014 there were 1062, 31.50% of candidates.
In 2013 there were 1086, 33.96% of candidates.
Here's a list of their distribution, only showing schools with 5 or more. These account for 806 of the 1062 E4s.
School Number of E4s
James Ruse Agricultural High School 93
Baulkham Hills High School...
It doesn't apply to English Extension 2 because there is no exam, but for other subjects you need to consider what happens if you're in a class of 1 and you have to apply for illness/misadventure for the HSC exam. I think you get your school assessment mark as your exam mark (and hence moderated...