The academic results of Brisbane Grammar School’s 2016 graduates are representative of the consistently excellent outcomes achieved by BGS students over the 25 years the OP system has operated in Queensland.
Almost one in five students (19%) a total of 49 students of the cohort, achieved an OP1 or Tertiary Entrance Rank of 99. This number increases to 79 OP1 equivalent students, when combined with students who scored bonus ranks. OP1 and OP2 students combined to make up 31% or 80 students, the second highest on historical record. The consistency of the cohort was evidenced by 56% achieving an OP5 or better. Their combined efforts led to a median score of OP5, just outside the historic high of 2014. The highest possible national ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) of 99.95 was achieved by four BGS students.
The diagram below represents the 2016 senior cohort results compared against the BGS historical average for each benchmark and the state outcome for the year.
The academic results along with the QCST (Queensland Core Skills Test) results highlight the School’s longstanding commitment to educational excellence. An A grade was achieved by 54% of students, the fourth highest result historically.
In addition to a strong 2016 academic year, BGS boys continue to excel in many other areas, which should be in part attributed to the support parents and families, dedicated teaching and professional staff, and volunteers provided.
BGS’ academic results have led to opportunities for further education at home and abroad, including a number of prestigious scholarship opportunities at major Australian universities. Among the overseas offers so far, was a place at the University of Oxford.