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BGS Graduates pursue excellence in diverse fields
100% of BGS graduates are eligible for tertiary studies

BGS students consistently top the state on every measure.

This success translates into opportunity, with BGS graduates eligible for the most sought-after tertiary courses in Australia and abroad.

In a time of significant change in the world of work, at BGS the question, ‘What do you want to do?’ becomes, ‘What skills might you need for a job that might not yet exist?’

 

BGS graduates attend wold-class universities

A BGS education has prepared thousands of Old Boys to attend and
excel at leading universities.

Since 1904, the School has produced more than 20 Rhodes Scholars, some of whom went on to become surgeons, historians, engineers, lawyers, professors, politicians and Australian rugby internationals.

BGS prepares your son for life.

 

 

Laying the foundations to pursue tertiary excellence.
Nothing without work.

BGS graduates attend leading universities across the world.

 

Stanford
Yale
Harvard
Brown
Princeton
Cambridge
Oxford
King’s College, London
University College, London

 

 

Rhodes Scholars

1904 - Arthur Roe

1905 - Norman Leslie

1908 - Stanley Castlehow

1909 - Leonard Brown

1911 - Harold Denham

1914 - Allan Row

1915 - John Radcliffe

1918 - F Paterson

1919 - Victor Grenning

1922 - Thomas Lawton

1927 - Franz Hirschfeld

1928 - John Lavery

1930 - Cecil Kerr

1938 - James Newman 

1958 - Thomas Baxter

1960 - Clive Hildebrand

1966 - John Fenwick

1978 - Peter Wetherall

1980 - Donald Markwell

1981 - David Rose

1990 - Craig Arnott

1992 - Daniel Botsman

2006 - Nicholas Luke

2007 - Ryan Goss

2019 - Nicholas Salmon

 

 

BGS prepares students to excel at university.

 

BGS Old Boy Marcus Ray ’18 is one of the rare students to study at the University of Oxford and Harvard University in the same year.

After graduating from BGS in 2018, Ray was accepted to Oxford to study a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Ray graduated in June 2022 and was awarded the prestigious von Clemm Fellowship.

The fellowship is given to one Oxford finalist or recent graduate each year to study at Harvard for a year.

During his time at Oxford, the 2018 BGS School Captain learned from some of the world’s leading academics.

“What truly makes Oxford special is the people you meet, the opportunities it offers, and its history,” he said.

“Old libraries, formal halls and the like are not for everyone, but they do imbue student life with a sense of mystery and allure you won’t find in many other places.

“I’ve made fantastic friends at my College and beyond from the UK and around the world – all of whom are very knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects they study."

Reflecting on his BGS journey, Ray believes the School provided him with an excellent platform to pursue different opportunities and interests.

“My experiences at BGS and the people who supported me were very influential in my decision to study at Oxford and Harvard."

BGS Old Boy Marcus Ray ’18 will become one of the rare students to study at the University of Oxford and Harvard University
Being around passionate, driven people chasing their dreams and exercising the self discipline and persistence required

 

How do you measure excellence?

BGS Old Boy Sean Parsons shows BGS students what excellence in education means.

Graduates pursue their excellence in diverse fields

BGS Boarding talk in their modern, private rooms

Excellent facilities and more than 400 hours of additional academic support for boarders

BGS Old Boy Sean Parsons shows BGS students what excellence in education means.

Innovative teaching pedagogy studies validated by The University of Melbourne

BGS Old Boy Sean Parsons shows BGS students what excellence in education means.

24 dimensions used to identify, track and support wellbeing to ensure boys are supported and happy


 

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