This is an updated statement (as of 02 February 2020) on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) results for Canberra Grammar School’s Year 12 students of 2019. It follows the IB’s resolution of a processing error which had originally caused a number of students at the School to be awarded inaccurate outcomes in one of their subjects during external moderation.
On behalf of everyone at Canberra Grammar School, I am delighted to congratulate the students of Year 12 2019 who sat for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and received their results on 3 January 2020; updated on 1 February 2020. Like their counterparts who received their NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) results in December 2019, they can be very proud indeed.
In 2019, 45% of students took the IBDP, achieving a median IB score of 35, which equates to a median ATAR of 92.80; an outstanding outcome that is all the more impressive given the large size and broad range of the cohort, and the requirement for all IBDP students to participate actively in Sports, the Creative and Performing Arts and Service Initiatives as part of the IBDP’s Creativity, Activity and Service component. 10% of students gaining the IB Diploma attained ATARs over 99; one in three earned ATARs over 95, and 60% attained an ATAR over 90.
We are especially glad to congratulate the Dux of the IBDP cohort, Madeleine Pik, who achieved a near-perfect IB score of 44, equating to an ATAR of 99.85, with Matthew Bruer, Harrison Pietsch, Joseph Suckling and Sean Taylor as Proxime Accessit, all attaining the impressive IB score of 43.
We also congratulate students and teachers in subjects that had notably strong results in the upper grades, including Chinese, Chemistry, Film, French, Geography, Global Politics, Indonesian, Latin, Physics and Theory of Knowledge. All students who took Languages a year early attained excellent grades. Extended Essays in English, Latin and Sports Science attained particularly positive final results.
Once again this year, many students received early university offers, and we expect the great majority of university applicants to attain their higher preferences.
In addition, of course, the Year 12 students of 2019 led the School with passion and integrity. They performed at the highest levels in music, in multiple concerts, and in major drama events. They represented the School in a wide range of competitive sports. They presented art and design exhibitions, and they took part in outdoor education and leadership development activities. They organised House projects and carnivals. They participated in the Sony Foundation Camp and instigated many other student initiatives and service projects, including raising tens of thousands of dollars for charitable causes this year.
They have been a great pleasure to work with. They worked hard and they deserve their success. We thank them for their enormous contribution to the life of the School and wish them every happiness for the future.
Head of School