achieved an ATAR of 99.95
(7%) boys scored an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of students in Australia
(25%) boys scored an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of students in Australia
(45%) boys scored an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of students in Australia
The Class of 2022 median ATAR
Congratulations to our Dux Qiyuan (Jerry) Chen who achieved a perfect study score of 50 (EAL) for the second year in a row. Tom Gianatti (Geography) and David Yang (Chinese as a Second Language. Adv) also achieved perfect Study Scores of 50.
From his commencement at BGS in Year 7, Jerry’s passion for learning was apparent, obtaining numerous Distinctions, Prizes and Awards most notably in Mathematics, Languages and Sciences. He was recognised with two Half Colours – Academic and Full Colours – Academic for his dedication.
In his final year, he was presented with a Premier’s VCE Award for excellence in Chinese Second Language Advanced which he studied in Year 11. Jerry was committed to the Music program from Year 7, participating in ensembles and bands to achieve Half Colours – Music. He played Basketball and Tennis and supported Armstrong House. Jerry finished 2022 with The English as an Additional Language Prize, The Norman F Perrier Memorial Prize for Physics, The R W Tovell Memorial Prize for Specialist Mathematics and The Algorithmics (HESS) Prize.
Commencing at BGS in Year 6, Eric dedicated himself to his academics. He thrived in the world of Mathematics, earning in the same year a High Distinction in the Australian Mathematics Competition and Distinction in the Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad. His outstanding effort across the board saw him awarded three Half Colours – Academic, The Mathematics Prize, and The Japanese Prize. Eric commenced his VCE journey in Year 10 taking on Chinese as a Second Language Advanced Unit 1/2 and Mathematical Methods Unit 1/2, culminating in Full Colours – Academic in Year 12. He enjoyed keeping physically active, participating in Badminton and Basketball and was awarded his team’s Most Valuable Player for Basketball in Year 12.
Chuck began his schooling life at Brighton Grammar in Year 8, quickly establishing himself in the fields of Mathematics and Science and receiving a Highly Commended in the iDesign competition. For his hard work, he received numerous Distinction Certificates and commenced studying VCE in Year 10 . Year 11 was a rewarding year for Chuck, as he received Half Colours – Academic, The Year 11 Progress Prize and The R W Tovell Memorial Prize for Mathematical Methods. Chuck enjoyed representing BGS in Hockey and Tennis, receiving a Rising Star award for his Tennis team in Year 10, and supported Crowther House in Athletics and Choral. Chuck finished Year 12 with The Norman F Perrier Memorial Prize for Chemistry and Full Colours – Academic.
Commencing at BGS in Year 7, Tom embraced leadership opportunities and his academic studies, receiving numerous Distinction and Merit Certificates on his journey. His leadership ability was acknowledged as a Year 11 Cross Age Mentor and in Year 12 as a Prefect and Captain of School. Working hard in his chosen subjects, Tom was rewarded with two Full Colours – Academic. With a passion for sport, Tom led BGS as Captain of Athletics and earned Full Colours – Athletics. He Co-Captained the Touch Football team in Year 12 to receive Full Colours – Touch Football. He played First XVIII Football from Year 11 and helped bring the APS Premiership back to BGS in 2022, receiving Full Premiership Colours and Full Colours – Football. He also received Full House Colours. In his final year, he was awarded The 1967 Prefects’ Games Prize, The Jim Fraser Memorial Prize and the OBGS Prize for the Captain of School.
From his commencement in Year 7, Declan’s philosophy was ‘give everything a go’ at BGS, from Debating and Public Speaking, Productions, Choir, Orchestra, Band, Soccer and Tennis. He was awarded Full Colours – Music in Years 11 and 12, and Full Colours – Production, Full Colours – Debating and Public Speaking in his final year. Declan took part in the Outdoor Education Leadership Program in Year 11 for which he received Half Colours. His commitment to his studies earned him Full Colours – Academic. He received Full House Colours for his participation in House activities and led the school as Captain of Music and Leader of Senior Concert Band in his final year. Declan finished 2022 with The Philip Kondelos Music Prize.
Zach embraced all opportunities at BGS from his commencement in Year 4, collecting Distinctions, Awards and Prizes every year and was awarded Full Colours – Academic in Year 12. Zach’s commitment to his summer sport of Rowing in Year 11 saw BGS win an APS Head of the River in 2021 and he was awarded Full Premiership Colours in that year, Full Colours- Rowing in Years 11 and 12 and was named Co-Captain of Rowing in his final year. In his chosen winter sport of Football in Year 12, Zach played in the First XVIII team that was named joint APS Football Premiers, earning him Full Premiership Colours and Half Colours – Football. Zach was Co-Vice Captain of Hancock House and gave his all to receive Full House Colours. He finished Year 12 with The Noel Thomas Memorial Prize.
Joining Brighton Grammar in Year 9, William quickly showed his aptitude for Mathematics and Science. He commenced his VCE journey in Year 10 with Chinese as a First Language Unit 1/2 and received the Chinese Advanced Prize that year. He was awarded The Unit 3/4 Chinese as a First Language Prize the following year. He played Badminton from Year 10 and was named Captain of the sport in Year 12, earning him Full Colours – Badminton and the Most Valuable Player for the Firsts. William enjoyed a good debate and earned Full Colours – Debating and Public Speaking in Year 11. In Year 12, William took on the leadership role of Captain of International Students and was awarded Full Colours – Academic.
Walking through the Brighton Grammar School gates in Year 4, Jorge took to everything on offer. He honed his interest in academia and his leadership skills to earn Full Colours – Outdoor Education Leadership Program and become Prefect and Vice-Captain of School in Year 12. In Year 10 he was invited to join the Monash Scholars Program for high-achieving students and was awarded Full Colours – Academic in Years 11 and 12. Jorge competed for BGS in Debating and Public Speaking, Water Polo and Rowing receiving Half Colours for all three for his dedication. He was named Most Improved Player for his Water Polo team and Best Team Player for his Football team. He gave his all for Rofe House and was awarded Full House Colours. Jorge finished his BGS education with The Prize for the Vice-Captain of the School and The Selwyn Noall Memorial Rhodes Prize.
Upon joining BGS in Year 6, Cameron showed an affinity for Literature and English. He participated in Debating and Public Speaking, took part in all Secondary School productions and subsequently led BGS Debating as Captain in Year 12. For his dedication, he was awarded Full Colours – Production, Full Colours – Debating and Public Speaking and Full Colours – Academic. He played Badminton and was named Most Valuable Player for his team in Year 12. Cameron finished 2022 with The Frank Cooper Memorial Prize for Global Politics, The H A Glover Prize for English, The H V Mitchell Essay Prize, The R H Wallman Prize for History Revolutions, The R W T Cowan Memorial Prize for Public Speaking and The Robert Claude James Prize for Literature.
Walking through the Brighton Grammar School gates in Year 7, Aaron embraced all things academic. Enjoying a broad range of subject material, he earned numerous Distinction and Merit Certificates which led to three Half Colours – Academic. Year 10 was a big year for Aaron when he was accepted into The University of Melbourne’s Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program. Aaron achieved his goal of Full Colours – Academic in Years 11 and 12, and Full Colours – Music in his last year of schooling. He was a Year 11 Cross Age Mentor and was awarded The Chinese as a Second Language Prize in Year 12. He played Hockey and Badminton throughout and always contributed to House points by participating in Choral.
Joining Brighton Grammar School in Year 6, Tim embraced his academic studies and a range of co-curricular activities including Music, Chess and Debating and Public Speaking. For his efforts, he was appointed Captain of Chess in Year 12, received Half Colours – Debating and Public Speaking in Year 11 and was involved in numerous bands and music camps. Tim represented School House in Choral every year. He commenced VCE in Year 10 building strongly to finish his senior years with a Distinction Certificate for Economics Unit 3/4. Supporting BGS in Soccer and Badminton, his commitment was rewarded with several Coach’s Awards and the Most Valuable Player for his Badminton team in Year 12.
Congratulations to the following boys who received an ATAR of 95 or higher
(in alphabetical order, not by ATAR achieved):
A note of explanation: The purpose of the ATAR rankings is to provide a mechanism for placement in tertiary institutions. In a community such as ours, where most boys are aspiring to gain entry to tertiary courses, it is the ATAR that is important rather than individual Study Scores. The ATAR is a rank ordering of all students, rather than a percentage mark; hence, an ATAR of 50 would place a candidate at the halfway point of the population.