achieved a top ATAR of 99.95 of only 38 students in Victoria
(10%) boys scored an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of students in Australia
(29%) boys scored an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of students in Australia
(49%) boys scored an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of students in Australia
median ATAR of the Class of 2020
Congratulations to Jaikob Akinci on his perfect ATAR of 99.95 and the six boys who achieved a perfect Study Score of 50: Jack Anson (Physical Education), Jack Damyon (Further Maths), Darby Hipwell (Global Politics), Maximilian Kortge (Maths Methods), Tian Pang (Maths Methods) and Lachlan Wake (Further Maths)
From his commencement at BGS in Prep, Jaikob was a dedicated student, becoming a Prefect and School Vice-Captain in his final year. Along his journey at BGS, he was awarded many Distinctions, particularly in Latin and the Sciences. Jaikob served as Secondary Chapel Server in Year 11 and, for his dedication to Debating and Public Speaking and Music, he received Full Colours. He involved himself in all aspects of school life including sport, music and service. His commitment to Rofe House earned him Full House Colours. Jaikob finished 2020 with the prestigious Jim Fraser Memorial Prize, The Prize for the Vice-Captain of the School, The R W T Cowan Memorial Prize for Public Speaking, The English Language Prize, The R W Tovell Memorial Prize for Specialist Mathematics, The Class of 2012 Robert Connor Dawes Prize for Latin and The Marie and Ivan Epstein Prize for Biology.
Carl discovered his love of Mathematics early in his academic career at BGS, earning High Distinctions in the Australian Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians and the Australian Mathematics Competition. He was recognised in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 for Scholarship and Academic Leadership. Winning The Latin Prize several times, Carl continued to study Latin into Year 12. He was awarded Half Colours Academic in Years 10 and 11. Keen to keep active, Carl played Soccer and Tennis for BGS and always flew the flag for Dixon House in Athletics along with various other House events. This led to Carl being awarded Full House Colours for his commitment to Dixon and House activities.
Commencing at BGS in Year 6, Victor began his academic studies by earning a High Distinction in the Australian Mathematics Competition which set the tone for his academic excellence at BGS in Mathematics and Science. He continued to achieve with an Outstanding Award for The University of Melbourne’s Mathematics Competition in Year 9, an Academic Endeavour Award and The Progress Prize in Year 11. For his efforts, Victor received Half Academic Colours. He represented BGS in Soccer and Badminton and enjoyed the mateship through Dixon House events. Victor achieved his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and explored his creative side with Music. Victor was awarded The Norman F Perrier Memorial Prize for Chemistry in Year 12.
Peter was a dedicated scholar from the first day he walked through the Junior School gates in Year 6. He competed in the Australian Mathematics Competition in Years 7 and 8, achieving High Distinctions in both years. He continued to succeed in Year 10, being awarded The English as an Additional Language Prize, The Japanese Prize and The Unit 1/2 Chinese as a Second Language Advanced Prize and Half Colours Academic. In Years 11 and 12, he achieved Distinctions for Mathematical Methods and Half Colours for his Academics. Peter enjoyed representing Crowther House in Athletics and BGS in Badminton. Peter finished Year 12 with The English as an Additional Language Prize.
Billy honed his aquatic skills upon joining BGS in Year 2. He continually pushed himself and, in Year 9, was rewarded by reaching National level in Swimming. For his major commitment, Billy was awarded Full Colours for Swimming in Years 8, 9 and 10 and Services to BGS Swimming in Year 12. His academic commitment was no less determined, earning him Scholarship and Academic Leadership and The Chinese Prize in Year 7, an iDesign Major Award in Year 8, The History Prize in Year 10, and an Academic Endeavour Award and Half Colours Academic in Year 11. He held a leadership role for Middle School House Captain for Armstrong and received Half Colours for the Outdoor Education Leadership Program in Year 11. Billy finished Year 12 with The H V Mitchell Essay Prize, The H A Glover Prize for English and The R H Wallman Prize for History Revolutions.
Early in his Brighton Grammar journey, which began in Year 9, Tom enjoyed the academic challenges delivered by BGS, earning Academic Endeavour Awards in Years 10 and 11 and Half Colours – Academic in Year 11. He immersed himself in Sciences and Mathematics, achieving numerous Distinctions across a range of subjects in his school career. Tom’s leadership qualities were recognised when he was appointed Vice-Captain of International Students in Year 12. Tom enjoyed representing BGS in Hockey and Badminton from Year 10 through to Year 12.
Nate joined Brighton Grammar in Year 5 and quickly involved himself in all aspect of school life. He excelled academically and received Distinctions throughout his schooling. His dedication to his studies earned him The Politics Prize in Year 9, Half Colours – Academic in Year 10 and the Unit 3/4 Psychology Prize in Year 11. Year 8 saw him elected as Middle School Leader. Nate played Tennis, being the recipient in Year 8 of the Rising Start Tennis Award, Year 9 Best Team Player Award and Year 11 and 12 Full Colours for Tennis. A dedicated Armstrong man, he supported his House and was awarded Full House Colours in Year 12. Nate finished Year 12 with The Bob Hamilton Memorial Prize for Legal Studies.
2020 marked the end of 15 years of education with BGS for Wei-Yee. He used his time well, applying himself to a variety of subject options, discovering he excelled in Chemistry which resulted in various Distinctions. This was closely followed by Merits in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics. He held the office of Secondary School Chapel Server in Year 11. Wei-Yee enjoyed the Arts and devoted his co-curricular involvement to Music, receiving Full Colours in Music. An avid Rugby player with BGS, Wei-Yee achieved the honour of being a team member of the First XV, and Co-Vice Captain of Rugby which earned him Full Colours. He supported Crowther House across multiple activities to be rewarded with Full House Colours.
Steven quickly asserted himself as a mathematician at heart when he joined BGS in Year 8, earning a credit in the Australian Mathematics Competition that year and a High Distinction in Year 9, along with Distinctions in Mathematics in Years 9 and 10. In Year 11, Steven was presented with an Academic Endeavour Award for his academic success and was the recipient of the Unit 3/4 Chinese as a First Language Prize. Steven was an avid Badminton player, representing Brighton Grammar every year. He committed to putting his hand up for his Armstrong House, helping most notably with the bake stall and singing in Year 11.
Kareem joined Brighton Grammar in Year 9 and quickly seized the academic and sporting opportunities open to him. He displayed an aptitude for Mathematics and the Sciences from the start, with Distinctions in the Australian Mathematics Competitions in Years 9 and 10 and Distinctions across a range of subjects in Years 10 and 11. Kareem was awarded The Analytical Chemistry Prize in Year 10 along with Half Colours – Academic. Kareem enjoyed playing Badminton and Basketball. He was elected as Vice-Captain of Basketball in Year 12 and was awarded Full Colours for the sport. For his dedication to Crowther House, Kareem earned Full House Colours.
Harrison was a leading academic and scholar throughout his time at Brighton Grammar. He earned numerous Distinctions and prizes for academic achievement from Years 7 to 11 and finished second in both Year 10 and 11. Harrison was a Middle School Leader, a Prefect and was awarded the Physical Education and French prizes in Years 9, 10 and 11. Harrison played Football and Water Polo every year for the School. He was in the Swimming Team in Years 7 and 8 prior to joining the Rowing program. Harrison represented the School in the First VIII boat from Year 10 and achieved Half Colours for Academics and Football, Full Colours for Rowing and Water Polo and Full House Colours for Hancock. Harrison finished Year 12 with The R F Waring Memorial Prize and The Prize for the Vice-Captain of the School.
Joining BGS in Year 8, Sky excelled in Mathematics and Chemistry, adding multiple Distinctions and Merits to his accomplishments. Sky participated fully in sport, playing Tennis and Basketball throughout his schooling career. Sky achieved his Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze in Year 9. His dedication to the Music program through his involvement in Senior Production Band, Senior Big Band and Concert Bands and Generations in Jazz competition earned Sky Full Colours for Music. Sky was an avid supporter of Rofe House, and for his commitment to Rofe, particularly in Athletics and Chess, he received Full House Colours.
Commencing at BGS in Year 6, Jason was respected for his involvement in all aspects of school life. He was a dedicated student and excelled with Distinctions in Mathematics, Chinese, Geography and History. Jason competed in the Australian Mathematics Competition in Years 7 and 8, achieving High Distinctions in both years. He served as the Year 12 Student Wellbeing Committee Captain, Vice-Captain of Cross Country and Vice-Captain of International Students. Jason was recognised for his co-curricular involvements and dedication to the Music program at the School, earning Full House Colours, Full Colours for Music, as well as Half Colours for Academics and Cross Country. In Year 11 Jason was awarded Distinctions in Geography and Specialist Mathematics and the Unit 3/4 Geography Prize.
Richard was a leading academic and scholar from the time he joined Brighton Grammar in Year 8, and immersed himself in the fields of Science and Maths. His hard work earned him numerous Distinctions including Year 9 Scholarship and Academic Leadership and The Progress Prize, The Mathematics Prize in Year 10 and Half Colours – Academic in Years 10 and 11. His commitment to Rofe House saw him awarded Full House Colours for his involvement in house activities. Richard showed leadership qualities as a Year 8 Middle School Leader.
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.