Canberra Grammar School would like to congratulate all Year 12 HSC students of 2016 on their recent results. While grades for the School’s IB cohort will not be released until January, the School is very pleased for our HSC students*. We are delighted for all students for their achievement, and especially delighted for those whose outstanding performances gained top state placements in a system with a total cohort of over 77,000 students.
Charles Hancock was 1st in the state for German Extension and 4th for German Continuers. Other top placements were earned by Nicholas McCabe who was 5th in the state for Music Extension, Mark Glanville who was 9th in Software Design and Development, and Eric Gittleman who was 18th for Business Studies. Elliott Murphy was also 16th in the state for Mathematics, despite taking the exams a year early. Eddie Stewart joined Charles Hancock and Mark Glanville on the all-round achievers’ list, and our students gained 107 places on the distinguished achievers’ list for earning results in the highest possible bands.
We are also delighted to congratulate Eddie Stewart who was dux of the HSC cohort with an ATAR of 99.25.
While schools under the NSW system do not receive ATAR notifications, 99% of our students will graduate with an ATAR, around 90% of which will be above 65.
Once again this year, upper band results in the great majority of subjects were well beyond state percentages. Students should be particularly commended for their outstanding performances in the following subjects in which percentages in Band 6 alone exceeded the state multiple times over:
- Software Design and Development: 53% Band 6 compared with 11% for the state
- German Continuers: 75% Band 6 compared with 23% for the state
- Music 2: 100% Band 6 compared with 34% for the state
- Visual Arts: 33% Band 6 compared with 14% for the state; and
- Biology: 18% Band 6 compared with 9% for the state.
It was also terrific to see so many of our students made advanced offers by universities this year. In fact, more than 10% of our HSC students were given unconditional early offers to universities, which is extraordinary and signals profound changes to the significance of the entire ATAR system. Many students will also receive bonus points for their individual successes, and it has been lovely to hear from so many who are so happy with their achievements and the opportunities now before them.
For more information, please read the ‘CGS From the Head – 16 December 2016’ newsletter.
*Please note that unlike other ACT schools, Canberra Grammar School offers the NSW Higher School Certificate, which is a challenging and academically rigorous qualification that tests a total cohort of more than 70,000 students through a combination of school-based assessments and public examinations. The NSW Board of Studies does not release ATARs to schools, so the School is not able to provide ATAR statistics. The School also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, for which results are released in January.