achieved an ATAR of 99.75
(6%) boys scored an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of students in Australia
(21%) boys scored an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of students in Australia
(35%) boys scored an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of students in Australia
Congratulations to Maximilian (Max) Kortge on his outstanding ATAR of 99.75 and to James Bourke (Psychology) and Jerry Chen (Chinese SLA) who achieved a perfect Study Score of 50
From his commencement in Year 7, Max’s passion for learning was apparent obtaining numerous Distinctions, Prizes and Awards most notably in Mathematics, Chemistry and English. His Mathematics journey has been outstanding and in 2020 he was awarded Top of the State. He was recognised with Full Colours – Academic in Years 11 and 12 for his dedication. Max was committed to the Swimming program from Year 7 and he achieved 2021 Open Best Swimmer, Year 12 Recognition for Swimming, Half Colours in Years 8 and 9 and Full Colours in Years 11 and 12. He assisted Crowther House to many victories for which he received Full House Colours. Max finished 2021 with The English Language Prize, The R.W. Tovell Memorial Prize for Specialist Mathematics (1970) and The Norman F. Perrier Memorial Prize for Chemistry.
Since starting at BGS in Prep, Tian dedicated himself to his academics. He thrived in the world of Mathematics, earning a Distinction in the Australian Mathematics Competitions in Years 7, 8 and 9. His outstanding effort across the board saw him awarded in Year 10 Half Colours – Academic, The Analytical Chemistry Prize and The Unit 1/2 Chinese as a Second Language Prize on top of his numerous Distinction Certificates for Mathematics and Chemistry. Tian was Second in Year 11, again earning Half Colours – Academic and The Unit 3/4 Chinese as a Second Language Prize. He enjoyed keeping physically active, participating in tennis, soccer and badminton. He supported Crowther House with swimming, choral and athletics.
Charles commenced at BGS in Year 7. He was committed to his academic studies and was rewarded with numerous Distinction and Merit Certificates across multiple subjects. This hard work allowed Charles to begin studying a VCE subject in Year 10. Embracing his chosen sports, he excelled and received the Most Valuable Player award for his basketball team and the Rising Star of Badminton award. Year 11 saw Charles receive Half Colours – Academic, Academic Endeavour Award and The Chinese as a Second Language Advanced Prize. Charles keenly support Crowther House with athletics, streetball and choral and pursued his joy of music by being a member of ensemble and band.
From his early years in ELC, Tom embraced all opportunities at BGS and was recognised for his dedication with his appointment as Prefect. Through his joy of learning, he received numerous Distinctions and Merit Certificates. Tom commenced a VCE subject in Year 10 and received The Academic Endeavour Award, The Mathematics Prize and The Progress Prize. He received recognition of his academic success with Half Colours – Academic in Year 10 and again in Year 11 along with Third for the year level, with his award of Full Academic Colours in Year 12. In addition to being a Prefect, Tom has served in a variety of leadership positions culminating in Half Colours for the Outdoor Education Leadership Program in Year 11, and acting as a Senior Chapel Server. A Dixon House devotee, Tom was awarded Full House Colours in Year 12 and represented the house over the years in Athletics, Swimming, Choral, Futsal and Chess. In the sporting arena, Tom represented BGS in Football, Athletics and Cricket. Indeed, Tom was awarded Full Colours for Football in Year 12. Tom was awarded The Frank Cooper Memorial Prize for Global Politics (1937) and the prestigious Noel Thomas Memorial Prize in Year 12.
Upon joining BGS in Year 7, Jack’s leadership potential was evident, with his first appointment as Year 8 Middle School Leader. In Secondary School, he joined the Year 11 Outdoor Education Leadership Program, for which he received Full Colours – Outdoor Education Leadership Program and, in his final year, he was a Prefect. Jack celebrated academic life, commencing VCE studies in Year 10, and was rewarded with Half Colours – Academic in Years 9, 10 and 11. Keen to keep active, Jack represented Brighton Grammar most notably in Touch Football, receiving Half Colours and Full Colours – Touch Football. He was an avid Rofe House member and received Full House Colours for his dedication.
From his early years in Junior School, Charlie’s philosophy was ‘give everything a go’, from chess, debating and public speaking, choir, orchestra, rugby, and rowing. For his efforts, he was awarded The Philosophy, Ethics and Belief Prize, Best and Fairest in rugby, The A.J. Simpson Prize for Ethics and Belief, Full Colours – Debating and Public Speaking, Half Colours – Rowing, and invited to attend the Outdoor Education Leadership Program for which he received Half Colours. His academic studies led to two Half Colours – Academic. He received Full House Colours for his participation in House activities and still found time to be a Secondary School Senior Chapel Server. Charlie finished 2021 with The Class of 2012 Robert Connor Dawes Prize for Latin and The G.D. Hird Memorial Prize (1963).
Walking through the Brighton Grammar School gates in Year 6, Zach embraced all things learning. Enjoying a broad range of subject material, he earned numerous Distinction and Merit Certificates. In Year 10 he received Half Colours – Academic, The History Essay Prize and The Outdoor Education Prize. In Year 11, Zach was invited to the Outdoor Education Leadership Program. He continued achieving and received Half Colours – Academic and Half Colours – Outdoor Education Leadership Program. Zach played soccer and badminton throughout and always contributed to House points by participating in swimming, athletics, debating, chess and choral.
Hamish discovered his love of academics right from his commencement in Year 5, collecting Distinctions, Awards and Prizes every year. He was awarded Full Colours – Academic in Years 9, 10 and 11. As a Prefect and committed rower, Hamish assisted BGS to an APS Head of the River win and was awarded Full Premiership Colours and received the Meliora Medal – Rowing. He also received Full Colours – Rowing for his dedication. Not one to neglect mighty School House, he participated in swimming and debating to receive Full House Colours. Hamish was awarded The Norman F. Perrier Memorial Prize for Physics, The A. & H. Bottomley Citizenship Prize (1955) and the prestigious W.A. Clarke Prize (1974) 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.