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Brisbane Grammar School achieves exceptional ATAR results

The Class of 2021 academic results have been released and Brisbane Grammar School seniors achieved exceptional results, including a median ATAR of 95.30.

This median is particularly impressive given our large non-selective cohort of 285 boys.

11 students achieved the top rank of 99.95, a truly extraordinary outcome with only 32 students receiving this rank across Queensland. A further 4 students received an ATAR of 99.90.

Other highlights include:

  • ATAR 99 or above was achieved by 18.6% of the cohort
  • ATAR 95 or above was achieved by 50.3% of the cohort
  • ATAR 90 and above was achieved by 69.5% of the cohort

BGS Headmaster Anthony Micallef commended the adaptability of the Class of 2021 highlighting that the School’s pursuit of excellence across all areas contributed to the strong results.

“Since the pandemic began last year, the Class of 2021 have needed to adapt to changes and challenges,” Mr Micallef said. “Their outstanding ATAR results speak to their resilience but also to the culture of excellence fostered over many years at Brisbane Grammar School.”

“We aspire to be the best school for boys in Australia, providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all Brisbane Grammar School students enabling them to develop a sense of belonging and maximise their potential. The exceptional ATAR results of the Class of 2021 were possible as a result of a strong academic culture, high cocurricular participation, and a focus on student wellbeing.”

“In the classroom, our passionate teachers promote a culture characterised by deep thinking and targeted feedback to create leading outcomes. We recognise that the relationship between parents, teachers and students is vital and focus on building a strong partnership between home and school.”

“School should be fun – happy students are more likely to be successful. We see it as our mission to bring out our boys’ talents, widen their interests and develop their personal qualities. We aim to cultivate integrity, embrace creativity, encourage teamwork, and promote an open mindset.”

“Student leadership is fostered at all year levels and across all programs. We understand that well-rounded students are happier and achieve better results academically. Brisbane Grammar School provides many opportunities for our students to pursue their interests with 16 sports, 34 music groups, three dramatic productions and over 40 clubs to choose from.”


Media contact:
Chris Walker – BGS Director of Marketing and Communications | 0421 768 985



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