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  • 2019 Academic Results

    There is much to be proud of in the 2019 academic results 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

    Our students continued to gain exceptional overall results in Cambridge examinations...

    There is much to be proud of in the 2019 academic results 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

    Our students continued to gain exceptional overall results in Cambridge examinations at rates which far exceeded international grade averages.

    The A Level pass rate improved to 99.6% of all papers sat and the percentage of A*/A grades improved to 42.7% (that is, 42.7% of all papers sat 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 2019 AS Level results, while remaining strong, were not as impressive as the A Level results. Nonetheless, the percentage of papers graded A was 23.6% and the pass rate of 91.4% is creditable.

    Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

    Auckland Grammar School students performed well in the 2019 Cambridge examinations, gaining 12 awards for performance at the highest level in specific Cambridge subjects. Their achievements were recognised at the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20 February. The awards include:

    • 1 Top in the World Award
    • 6 Top in New Zealand Awards
    • 4 High Achievement Awards (Top in NZ but in subjects with limited entries)
    • 1 Best Across Award for the top student in NZ across four AS Level subjects

    Of particular note, N.J. Chen of 7A earned the “Best Across Four AS Level Subjects” award, given to the top-performing student in New Zealand at AS Level. This is particularly impressive, given he only studied four subjects at AS Level in 2019 (his fifth subject was A Level Mathematics, where he gained a mark of 95%).

    The School congratulates the following students for their exceptional performance:

    Qualification

    Syllabus

    Student Name

    Cambridge Award

    AS Level

    Design & Technology

    B. Li

    Top in the World 1=

    A Level

    Accounting

    K.J. Daji

    Top in New Zealand

    A Level

    Classical Studies

    L.M. Creed

    Top in New Zealand 1=

    AS Level

    Chemistry

    L.A. Wong

    Top in New Zealand

    AS Level

    Physics

    L.A. Wong

    Top in New Zealand

    AS Level

    Economics

    N.J. Chen

    Top in New Zealand

    AS Level

    Classical Studies

    S.T. Miller

    Top in New Zealand

    AS Level

    Economics

    B.L. Lerner

    High Achievement

    AS Level

    History

    H.B. Marshall

    High Achievement

    AS Level

    Accounting

    M.F. Ibrahim

    High Achievement

    AS Level

    Geography

    S. Sangwar

    High Achievement

    AS Level

    First Place

    N.J. Chen

    Best Across Four AS Level Subjects

    NCEA

    Our students continued to perform well on the NCEA pathway, with 71.7% of Form 7 NCEA students gaining NCEA Level 3, although our Form 6 NCEA students pass rate for NCEA Level 2 of 71.4% was below expectations and it is hoped that this cohort will lift their performance this year as Form 7 students.

    However, this remains a solid performance given that our students study predominantly rigorous, academic subjects and standards which lead to comparatively high University Entrance rates for the NCEA cohort.

    University Entrance

    The most pleasing academic result of 2019 was the University Entrance pass rates for NCEA students, which went up from 59% in 2018 to 67.5% in 2019. 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 53% 

    This, combined with the Form 7 Cambridge cohort’s University Entrance pass rate of 98.8%, saw the School’s overall Form 7 Leavers’ University Entrance pass rate go up from 83% in 2018 to over 85% in 2019.

    NZQA Scholarship

    NZQA Scholarship results, although down on 2018 numbers, were still strong with 151 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 nine years in a row.

    Standout performances included M.W. Palmer (7 Scholarships, including 2 at Outstanding Level), K. Zheng (7 Scholarships), D. Zhu (6 Scholarships), N.J. Chen (5 Scholarships, including 1 at Outstanding level), W.Q. Zheng (4 Scholarships, including 2 at Outstanding level) and I.J. Mellis-Glynn who gained 4 Scholarships as a Form 5 student.

    19 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: Accounting, Agriculture & Horticulture, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Studies, Earth & Space Science, Economics, English, Geography, Health & Physical Education, History, Latin, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Physics, Spanish, Statistics and Technology.

  • Zone Swimming Competition Results

    The Central-East Zone Swimming competition was held last Thursday 27 March at the Diocesan Indoor Pool, with all races being 50 metres.  Grammar was represented by a team of 26 swimmers who competed very strongly in every race. There were a number excellent performances and personal best times set.

    In the...

    The Central-East Zone Swimming competition was held last Thursday 27 March at the Diocesan Indoor Pool, with all races being 50 metres.  Grammar was represented by a team of 26 swimmers who competed very strongly in every race. There were a number excellent performances and personal best times set.

    In the Junior division, T. A. Hunter won the freestyle and butterfly events and came second in backstroke. There were also impressive performances by H.P. Klouwens, M. A. G. Galloway and M.E. Parkinson, all of whom recorded multiple top three placings.

    The Intermediate division was, as usual, a much tighter contest. E. Li won the breaststroke with J.J. Kennard finishing second. L. W. Hair placed third in backstroke.

    The Captain of swimming, M.J.E. Clark was outstanding in winning the backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Y. F. Wang won the butterfly, to give Grammar a clean-sweep in the senior division. Counting relays, Clark swam in a total of 8 events and was placed first in all eight.

    There was a total of 11 relay events contested and it was in these relays that our team showed their true depth and Grammar pride, winning nine events and finishing second and third in the other two.  The Junior team won all three of their relays and the Senior team won all five of theirs, some by wide margins and with very fast times.

    The swimmers can now work hard towards peaking for the Champion of Champions event on the last day of this term.

  • 2020 Scholars' Assembly

    Today Auckland Grammar School held its annual Scholars' Assembly, where 33 young men were recognised.

    In 2019, Auckland Grammar was once again one of the top 3 performing Schools in the country in NZQA Scholarship examinations, after students earned 151 individual Scholarship awards.

    Our Top Scholars also attained outstanding results in their...

    Today Auckland Grammar School held its annual Scholars' Assembly, where 33 young men were recognised.

    In 2019, Auckland Grammar was once again one of the top 3 performing Schools in the country in NZQA Scholarship examinations, after students earned 151 individual Scholarship awards.

    Our Top Scholars also attained outstanding results in their Cambridge examinations, including 1 Top in the World Award, 6 Top in New Zealand Awards, 4 High Achievement Awards and the Best Performance in NZ across 4 AS Levels, achieved by Senior Prefect N.J Chen.

    The student body was addressed by Dr Alastair MacCormick '57, a prefect in 1960 and 1961, who was awarded a Williamson Scholarship and the Tomlinson Memorial prize.

    Dr MacCormick MA PhD Yale, BSc MCom (Business and Economics) is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Auckland. He was Dean of the Business School for 14 years, subsequently becoming Deputy Vice – Chancellor and, for an interim period, Vice – Chancellor.

    Over the last 15 years, Dr McCormick has been active with innovation in the IT, biotech and health fields. He was appointed to the NZ Government Innovation Board in 2011 and is a member of the Callaghan Innovation Grants Committee.

    Dr MacCormick was Vice President of the Auckland Grammar School Old Boys’ Association from 1975 – 78,  President 1979 – 1980 and made an Honorary Life Member in 1985.

    Currently he is a member of the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission.

    Eight of our scholars have returned to Grammar in 2020 as members of 7A, between them having gained 21 Scholarships as Form 6 students. This includes Top Scholar Nathan (N.J.) Chen, who will be striving for that top award again in 2020.

    The School congratulates all 33 students who received their Scholars' certificates and ties. Their names will be added to the Honours Boards that envelope the Great Hall of our campus.

    Click here to read the full list of students, their achievements, 2019 extracurricular activities and their plans for 2020.

    Click here for photos from the day.

    Click here to watch the 2020 Scholars' Assembly in full, including the address from guest speaker Dr Alastair MacCormick '57.

     

  • Congratulations Kyle Jamieson '08

    The School joins the wider New Zealand cricketing community in congratulating Old Boy, Kyle Jamieson '08, for his debut performance for the Black Caps against India on Saturday.

    Jamieson played a match-winning hand with both bat and ball in the Black Caps' 22-run ODI victory over India at Eden Park, hitting...

    The School joins the wider New Zealand cricketing community in congratulating Old Boy, Kyle Jamieson '08, for his debut performance for the Black Caps against India on Saturday.

    Jamieson played a match-winning hand with both bat and ball in the Black Caps' 22-run ODI victory over India at Eden Park, hitting 25 not out as the Black Caps posted 273-8, before he took 2-42 as the Black Caps held on to take a 2-0 series lead. Kyle, class of 2008, claimed the man of the match award, and was rightfully ecstatic with his contributions in his first international.

    Kyle Jamieson’s name will be added to the Auckland Grammar New Zealand Cricket Representative’s Honours Board in the Old Boys’ Pavilion.

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