Academic Results

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

BGS congratulates the Class of 2018 for achieving another year of excellent academic results.

Of the 142 boys:

  • 10 (7%) achieved an ATAR over 99
  • 50 (35%) achieved an ATAR score of 90 or above.

Special congratulations to the Dux of 2018, Jack Liu, who achieved an ATAR score of 99.80.

“These results reflect our continuing commitment to academics at BGS. I am very pleased for each member of the Class of 2018. Along with their teachers and parents, these boys have worked hard all year and their results are a fitting reward for that effort,” said Headmaster Ross Featherston.

The Stats

  • 10 boys (7%) scored an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of students in Australia.
  • 29 boys (20%) scored an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of students in Australia.
  • 50 boys (35%) scored an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of students in Australia.
  • 81 boys (57%) scored an ATAR of 80 or above, placing them in the top 20% of students in Australia.
  • 84.15 median ATAR – half our boys are in the top 16% of the nation.

Congratulations to the three boys who achieved a perfect subject score of 50 out of 50: Ethan O’Brien (Chemistry), Konstantine Arvanitakis (English) and Kei Hirasedo (English).

2018 High Achievers

Congratulations to the following boys who received an ATAR of 95 or higher (in alphabetical order, not by ATAR achieved):

Konstantine Arvanitakis, Toby Bendel, Edward Curwen, Michael Dean, Michael Fitzgerald, Felix Gong, Zeyi (Daniel) Gu, Kei Hirasedo, Hank Hua, Luke Ianuali, Victor Jakobus, William Johnston, Azmain Kalitzki, Mitchell Kelly, William Lam, Scott Lee, Haobin (Jack) Liu, Zachary Loong, Hamish McDowell, Liam McInerney, Jasper Mutimer, Andy Nie, Ethan O’Brien, Oscar Rochanakij, Max Twycross, Zhiheng Wang, Yu (Steven) Sun, Xin Yun, Yi Zhen (Steven) Zhang

Learn more about the boys who achieved 99+

The Dux
Haobin (Jack) Liu
(BGS 2013–2018)
ATAR 99.8

Jack was well known for his mathematical ability, achieving 50 in Year 10 for Mathematical Methods and 50 for Specialist Mathematics in Year 11. He won numerous prizes in mathematics competitions, including the University of Melbourne School Mathematics Competition. In several years, he was selected to attend the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee Selection School. Jack played tennis and soccer for BGS to complement his academic achievements.

Jack is hoping to study Commerce at the University of Melbourne.

 

Hank Hua
(BGS 2013–2018)
ATAR 99.75

During his six years at BGS, Hank earned numerous Merit and Distinction Certificates across a variety of subjects but especially in mathematics and the sciences. He won the EAL prize in Year 7 and was commended on his scholarship and academic leadership in Year 11. Hank also enjoyed representing the School in soccer and badminton.

Hank is hoping to study Science at the University of Melbourne.

 

Ethan O’Brien
(BGS 2013–2018)
ATAR 99.7

Ethan set a great example this year as a Vice Captain of the School and helped set the tone of the year ‘As One’. He also led the sailing team to their best results ever. Since joining BGS in Year 7, Ethan earned numerous Distinction Certificates across all subjects but particularly in mathematics. He won the iDesign Quiksilver Award in Year 8. He was a state and national representative in sailing. He earned Full Colours for Chapel Service, the Outdoor Education Leadership Program, Debating and Public Speaking, Rugby, Sailing, and for Armstrong House.

Ethan is hoping to study Engineering at Monash University.

 

Kei Hirasedo
(BGS 2013–2018)
ATAR 99.65

Since Year 7 when he started at BGS, Kei was heavily involved in the life of the School, earning numerous academic awards. He was Captain of Badminton and a key member of the Corelli Strings. He received Full Colours for badminton three years in a row, earning Honours Colours. He also received Full Colours in Music and for Rofe House, and Service Colours for Athletics.

Kei is hoping to study Science and Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne.

 

Yi Zhen (Steven) Zhang
(BGS 2013–2018)
ATAR 99.6

Steven will long be remembered for his heavy involvement in the BGS Music program and for his skill on the marimba at numerous assemblies and concerts. He was selected in the Representative Band at the Generations in Jazz Music Festival – a rare honour. He also received Full Colours for Music for three consecutive years, earning him Honours Colours. Steven was a keen mathematician and student of EAL, earning Distinction Certificates every year during Secondary School. Steven represented BGS in badminton and soccer.

Steven is hoping to study Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne.

 

Toby Bendel
(BGS 2013–2018)
ATAR 99.55

Toby worked with great dedication to his academic studies as well as commitment to Hancock House and sporting events. He earned Full House Colours for competing in a variety of activities, including chess, athletics and swimming. His passion for science earned him Distinction Certificates in every year since Year 8. He was also a Scholarship and Academic Leader during this time.

Toby is hoping to study Engineering at Monash University.

 

Michael Dean
(BGS 2010–2018)
ATAR 99.4

Michael showed great aptitude in languages and mathematics, earning Distinction Certificates every year from Year 7. He also earned a Year 7 Credit Prize, and Scholarship and Academic Leadership in Years 9 and 10. He excelled consistently in Latin. Michael was also heavily involved in other aspects of school life, achieving Full Colours for Athletics, Music, Chapel Service, and for Crowther House. He earned Honours Colours for receiving Full Colours for Music three years in a row. In Year 12, he was Co-Vice Captain of Music.

Michael is hoping to study Engineering and Commerce at Monash University

 

Zeyi (Daniel) Gu
(BGS 2014–2018)
ATAR 99.35

Daniel commenced at BGS in Year 8 and immediately earned Distinction Certificates in Mathematics. He also won prizes in the Australian Mathematics Competition and an Outstanding Award in the University of Melbourne School Mathematics Competition. Daniel represented BGS in badminton and basketball over a number of years and was a Scholar and Academic Leader in Year 11.

 

Yu (Steven) Sun
(BGS 2016-2018)
ATAR 99.35

Steven joined BGS in Year 10 and made an immediate impact, receiving Distinction Certificates in Chinese, EAL, Geography, Mathematics and Science. He also earned Merit Certificates in a number of mathematics competitions, including the University of Melbourne School Mathematics Competition. Steven represented the School in basketball and badminton.

Steven is hoping to study Commerce at the University of Melbourne.

 

Azmain Kalitzki
(BGS 2008-2018)
ATAR 99.05

Azmain displayed a strong aptitude for mathematics throughout his time in the Secondary School, earning numerous Distinction Certificates from the School as well as competition awards. He studied Mathematical Methods 3/4 in Year 11 and was Highly Commended for his iDesign project in Year 8. He was heavily involved in Armstrong House activities and earned Full House Colours in Year 12. He also received Full Colours for Chess and Futsal, and Half Colours for Soccer, playing in the First XI in Years 11 and 12. 

Azmain is hoping to study Science at the University of Melbourne.

 

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.