2021 Academic Results
The 2021 academic results are outstanding, and our young men have continued to perform at a high level in the Cambridge and NCEA pathways, and also in the NZQA Scholarship Examinations.
Cambridge Assessment International Education
Our students continued to gain exceptional overall results in Cambridge examinations at rates which far exceeded international grade averages and are among the Schools’ best in recent years.
The A Level pass rates sit at 99.3% of all papers sat. The percentage of A*/A grades was a very pleasing 42.0% (that is, 42.9% of all papers sat by Grammar students gained marks of at least 80%). This represents exceptionally strong performance in what is arguably the world’s most academically demanding secondary school qualification.
The 2021 AS Level results are even more impressive than the strong A Level results, superseding the best performances by Auckland Grammar in recent years. The percentage of papers graded A was 37.6% (compared against the School’s previous best of 34.3% in 2020) and the overall pass rate of 93.8% is also ahead of the previous highest rate.
Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards
Auckland Grammar School students performed well in the 2021 Cambridge examinations, gaining 26 awards for performance at the highest level in specific Cambridge subjects. Their achievements were recognised at an online Outstanding Learner Awards Ceremony recently. The awards include:
- 8 Top in the World Award
- 9 Top in New Zealand Awards
- 8 High Achievement Awards (Top in NZ but in subjects with limited entries)
- 1 Top in New Zealand across 4 AS subjects
|Level and Subject||Student||Award received||Series|
|AS Accounting||Justin Yu Mo||High Achievement||June 2021|
|AS Economics||Jack Woodfield||High Achievement||June 2021|
|AS Economics||Richard Gan||High Achievement||June 2021|
|AS Geography||Mingxuan Nan||High Achievement||June 2021|
|AS Literature in English||Phillip Han||High Achievement||June 2021|
|AS Japanese||Jeremy Okada||High Achievement||November 2021|
|A Level Physical Education||Timothy Johnson||High Achievement||November 2021|
|A Level Spanish||Oliver Craddock||High Achievement||November 2021|
|AS Chemistry||Eashan Garg||Top in New Zealand||June 2021|
|AS Mathematics||Aaron Wang||Top in New Zealand||June 2021|
|AS Accounting||Zhiyuan Chen||Top in New Zealand||November 2021|
|AS Chemistry||Ryaan Sidhu||Top in New Zealand||November 2021|
|AS Classical Studies||Rawad Eldik||Top in New Zealand||November 2021|
|AS Economics||Daniel Johnston||Top in New Zealand||November 2021|
|AS History||Shenning Zhang||Top in New Zealand||November 2021|
|A Level Business Studies||Jack Sandelin||Top in New Zealand||November 2021|
|A Level Music||James Tang||Top in New Zealand||November 2021|
|AS History||Jack Sandelin||Top in the World||June 2021|
|AS Business Studies||Oliver Worker||Top in the World||November 2021|
|AS Geography||Roberto Pennington||Top in the World||November 2021|
|AS Mathematics||Hao Li||Top in the World||November 2021|
|AS Mathematics||Zhengxiao Song||Top in the World||November 2021|
|A Level Economics||Isaac Mellis-Glynn||Top in the World||November 2021|
|A Level History||Jack Sandelin||Top in the World||November 2021|
|A Level Literature in English||Evan Manning||Top in the World||November 2021|
|AS First place in New Zealand||Ryaan Sidhu||Top in the World||November 2021|
Our students continued to perform well on the NCEA pathway, with 88% of Form 7 NCEA students gaining NCEA Level 3. This represents the strongest Level 3 performance in recent years. Our Form 6 NCEA students pass rate for NCEA Level 2 of 80% was the highest for five years.
The NCEA students’ performance is particularly impressive given that our students pursue predominantly rigorous, academic subjects and standards which lead to comparatively high University Entrance rates for this cohort.
University Entrance pass rates for NCEA students remain high and continue to track upwards with the 2021 cohort achieving 70%. This figure is much higher than overall national averages and also exceeds national averages for male students in Decile 8-10 schools, which currently stands at 59.2%. This result, when combined with the Form 7 Cambridge cohort’s University Entrance pass rate of 99.2%, saw the School’s overall Form 7 Leavers’ University Entrance pass rate reach 86%.
NZQA Scholarship results remain steady, with a pleasing 160 individual subject scholarships earned in 2021. This result means the School has maintained its place in the top three schools in New Zealand for NZQA Scholarship for the past ten years in a row.
Standout performances included Samuel Blyth (six Scholarships, including five at Outstanding Level), Ryaan Sidhu (eight Scholarships, including four at Outstanding Level), Steven Lin and Xueyang Tao (both receiving four Scholarships, including two at Outstanding Level), Isaac Mellis-Glynn (six Scholarships, including one at Outstanding Level), Evan Manning (eight Scholarships) and Yash Bhatia (six Scholarships).
Samuel and Ryaan were also Premier Award winners for NZQA Scholarship, two of only twelve in New Zealand. Steven Xueyang and Isaac won Outstanding Scholarship Awards, and a further 13 students gained a Scholarship Award (gaining three or more subject Scholarships).
NZQA Scholarships were gained in an impressive range of subjects, including:
- Agriculture and Horticulture
- Classical Studies
- Earth and Space Science
- Health and Physical Education
- Media Studies
- Religious Studies
- Statistics; and