On behalf of everyone at Canberra Grammar School, I would like to congratulate the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students of Year 12 2017 and wish them great happiness in their successes.
This year, 42 students took the IBDP at the School and, between them, they gained an impressive median ATAR of 91.60. In addition, 33% of students attained IBDP scores equivalent to ATARs above 95, which is especially impressive for such a large, diverse and non-selective cohort.
We are particularly delighted to congratulate the dux of the IB cohort, Joshua Erskine, who attained an IB point score equivalent to an ATAR of 99.40.
I also warmly congratulate students and teachers in subjects in which students achieved a notably high proportion of upper grades. These include French, Spanish, Economics, Environmental Systems and Societies, Global Politics, Physics, and Sports Science.
The School is especially pleased that 66% of IBDP students received early offers from universities prior to their results. Many more students will gain bonus points for tertiary entry and some have pursued a range of portfolio-based and alternate entry schemes for higher education. This diversification of access routes to tertiary education is very much to be welcomed.
These IB results significantly augment the HSC results returned in December 2017, as outlined in the 2017 HSC Results statement on our website.
Once again, I congratulate our IBDP and HSC students on their performance and I thank them all for their leadership of the School in 2017. I wish them happiness and success in all that lies ahead of them.
Head of School