THE academic results of Brisbane Grammar's 2014 graduates have set a new benchmark for outstanding consistency at the school, opening doors of opportunity at home and around the world.
The results have seen boys offered places at prestigious overseas universities, including Yale and MIT. A total of 40 students, or more than 16 percent of the cohort, achieved an OP1 (or Tertiary Entrance Rank - ATAR of 99). This number increases to an incredible 69 OP1 equivalent students when combined with the OP2 and OP3 students who scored bonus ranks based on their Maths C or language studies.
But it was the overall consistency of all Grammar's newest Old Boys that Headmaster Anthony Micallef was most proud of when sharing the results with the school this week.
"This year the median score was four, our best ever result in the 23 years record," he said. "This result reflects the unique character of the 2014 cohort, who demonstrated an exceptionally strong sense of group identity and whose buy-in to the school's learning culture was amongst the best we have ever seen."
The 2014 graduates broke a number of records at the School, including the highest percentage of OP scores between one and seven, and one and 13. A total of 71.49 percent gained an OP between one and seven, while 93.17 percent secured an OP between one and 13.
Grammar's QCST results were equally impressive, with 57.4 per cent achieving an A, breaking the school's record for the highest percentage on record. The School matched its record for combined As and Bs, with a total of 83 per cent.
Mr Micallef congratulated the class of 2014, along with their parents and families, and acknowledged the dedicated teaching and professional staff, and volunteers. He also pointed out that along with their standout 2014 academic year Grammar boys had excelled in many other areas.
"The extracurricular cultural and sporting programs here at Grammar continue to enrich our boys' overall development," he said. "Commitment to excellence in these endeavours is high, with the School winning three GPS premierships in chess, debating, and gymnastics, and top three placing in tennis, sailing, and volleyball."
Mr Micallef said in 2014 Grammar students were also provided with opportunities for engagement with many other cultures, including Japan, India, and China."
"Our vision for a BGS graduate is for thoughtful and confident young men of character who we know will continue to contribute to their communities globally," he said.