2022 Academic Results
The 2022 set of academic results are outstanding, and our young men have continued to perform at a high level in both the Cambridge and NCEA pathways and in the NZQA Scholarship Examinations.
Cambridge Assessment International Education
In 2022, A Level and AS Level performances far exceeded international grade averages, and were among the strongest in recent years at both levels.
At A Level, the percentage of A* and A grades was the highest ever, at 45.6%. The A*-C pass rate was the second-highest ever, at 86.2%. This represents exceptionally strong performance in what is arguably the world’s most academically demanding secondary school qualification, in a most challenging year.
The 2022 AS Level results represent some of the best performances ever at this level. The percentage of A grades was the second-highest ever, at 36.4%, and the A-C pass rate was the highest ever, at 73.1%. The A-E pass rate was also the highest ever, at 94.2%. Not only did our students perform at very high levels compared with previous Grammar cohorts, but they also outperformed their peers in New Zealand and around the world.
Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards
Auckland Grammar School students performed well in the 2022 Cambridge examinations, gaining 27 awards for performance at the highest level in specific Cambridge subjects. Their achievements were to be recognised at the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards Ceremony on Thursday 16 February. The awards include:
- 7 Top in the World Award
- 12 Top in New Zealand Awards
- 7 High Achievement Awards (Top in the World but in subjects with limited entries)
- 1 Top in NZ across 3 AL subjects (Top Scholar in NZ and Winner of the John Morris Scholarship)
The School congratulates the following students for their exceptional performance:
|Award||Level and Subject||Student’s Name||Series|
|High Achievement||AS Level Accounting||Ethan Qian||June 2022|
|High Achievement||AS Level Business Studies||Fredrik Rostron||June 2022|
|High Achievement||AS Level French||Angus Baker||November 2022|
|High Achievement||AS Level Geography||Timothy Cawte||June 2022|
|High Achievement||AS Level history||Tasman Christensen||June 2022|
|High Achievement||AS Level Japanese||Soshi Oki||November 2022|
|High Achievement||AS Level English Literature||Aaron Wang||June 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||A Level Accounting||Zhiyuan Chen||November 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||A Level Biology||Ryaan Sidhu||November 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||A Level Chemistry||Ryaan Sidhu||November 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||A Level Economics||Daniel Johnston||November 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||A Level Mathematics||Hao Li||November 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||AS Level Accounting||Raghav Rao||November 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||AS Level Biology||Oliver Gunson||November 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||AS Level Business Studies||Humayl Raza||November 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||AS Level Chemistry||Oliver Gunson||November 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||AS Level Geography||Oliver Worker||November 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||AS Level History||James Mather||November 2022|
|Top in New Zealand||AS Level Physics||Raymond Xu||June 2022|
|Top in the World||A Level Business Studies||Oliver Worker||November 2022|
|Top in the World||A Level Geography||Roberto Pennington||November 2022|
|Top in the World||A Level History||Shenning Zhang||November 2022|
|Top in the World||A Level English Literature||Arya Vasa||November 2022|
|Top in the World||A Level Physics||Ryaan Sidhu||November 2022|
|Top in the World||AS Level Mathematics||Atharv Shinde||June 2022|
|Top in the World||AS Level Physical Education||Quinlan Te Tamaki||November 2022|
|Best Across Three Subjects||A Level – First in New Zealand||Ryaan Sidhu||November 2022|
Our students continued to perform well on the NCEA pathway, with 78% of Form 7 NCEA students gaining NCEA Level 3. Our Form 6 NCEA students pass rate for NCEA Level 2 of 77% was in line with the achievements of previous cohorts.
The NCEA students’ performance is particularly impressive given that our students study 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 2022 cohort achieving 64%. 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 57.9%. This result, when combined with the Form 7 Cambridge cohort’s University Entrance pass rate of 98%, saw the School’s overall Form 7 Leavers’ University Entrance pass rate remain at 86.5%.
NZQA Scholarship results have improved even further from the strong performance in 2022, although with 152 individual subject scholarships earned. This result means the School has maintained its place in the top three schools in New Zealand for NZQA Scholarship for the past ten consecutive years.
Standout performances included 2022 Dux Ryaan Sidhu (10 Scholarships, including four at Outstanding level), Michael Yao (nine Scholarships, including five at Outstanding level) and Daniel Johnston (five Scholarships, including four at Outstanding level), who were all were named as Premier Scholars, three of only 11 students nationally. To be named a Premier Scholar, students need to have gained at least four New Zealand subject Scholarships, including three or more at Outstanding level.
10 students in total also gained a Scholarship Award (gaining three or more subject Scholarships).
NZQA Scholarships were gained in an impressive range of subjects, including:
- Agriculture and Horticulture
- Art History
- Classical Studies
- Earth and Space Science
- Health and Physical Education
- Religious Studies