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Impressive academic results wrap up 2017

Impressive academic results wrap up 2017

Our 2017 examination results have continued the impressive trend set in recent years.

The NCEA Level 3 pass rates replicate those of 2016 – our second equal best result. 20% of our students gained excellence endorsements, while 52% gained either a merit or an excellence endorsement – again our best ever result.

At NCEA Level 2, the pass rate was our third equal best result. Endorsements at this level were the best ever, with our highest level of excellence endorsements. At NCEA Level 1, our pass rate was the third best result.

A summary of our 2017 NCEA pass rates is as follows:

  • Level 3: 93% (93% in 2016, 96% in 2015, 92% in 2014)
  • Level 2: 96% (99% in 2016, 95% in 2015, 96% in 2014)
  • Level 1: 95% (98% in 2016, 98% in 2015, 98% in 2014)
  • University Entrance: 76% (78% in 2016, 83% in 2015, 80% in 2014)

A summary of the certificate endorsements is as follows:

  • Year 13 (Level 3 Excellence Endorsements): 27 (29 in 2016, 23 in 2015, 12 in 2014)
  • Year 12 (Level 2 Excellence Endorsements): 36 (23 in 2016, 24 in 2015, 27 in 2014)
  • Year 11 (Level 1 Excellence Endorsements): 22 (29 in 2016, 24 in 2015, 24 in 2014)

In our 2017 Cambridge examinations, we once again had a 100% pass rate at AS (Year 12) level (Mathematics and English) and 40% of the candidates gained an A grade (80% or better), with Raymond Chen gaining an A grade in both of these subjects.

At AS level, Marcus Li topped Mathematics with 92% (A), while Dylan Woodhouse and Conor Horrigan both gained the highest grade in English with 91% (A).

For our IGCSE (Year 11) results, we achieved an overall pass rate of 93% (96% in 2016, 97% in 2015, 99% in 2014). 12% gained an A* grade and 28% gained an A grade or better.

Individual highlights were Henry Mandeno who gained A* in three subjects, with an average of 96%; Simon Han gained A* in three subjects, with an average of 95%; and Lucy Simmonds gained A* in two subjects and an A in a third, with an average of 91%.

We had 28 passes in the New Zealand Scholarship exams, of which three were outstanding.

Individual student highlights were: Year 13: Talitha Patrick (three passes), Michael Turnbull (two passes) and Zac Campbell (two passes). Year 12: Dylan Woodhouse (three passes of which two were outstanding), Conor Horrigan (two passes of which one was outstanding) and Genevieve Scott-Jones (two passes). Year 11: Alice Cao (three passes).