Education Matters

Understanding the league table of school results

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Understanding the league table of school resultsEach year, the league table of school results provides a snapshot of the performance by schools across the State. Trinity Grammar School is considered to be one of the very best schools in the nation, and the world. However, due to the limitations of the league tables, Trinity’s high performance may not always be reflected accurately in the league tables.

The core reason for this is that the league tables are formulated by the percentage of Higher School Certificate (HSC) Band 6 results alone.

Over one third of our Year 12 students in 2017 completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma instead of the HSC. Of these students one achieved a perfect score of 45, equating to an ATAR of 99.95 and equal to first in the world, while a further five attained near perfect scores of 44. Trinity’s overall IB results were among the best in the country, however these are not translated to the published league table.

Trinity Grammar School received excellent results in 2017. Here are just a few highlights:

  • A median ATAR of 89.70
  • 32 HSC All Round Achievers or IB Distinctions
  • 23 students received an ATAR over 99, equal to approximately the top 1% of the state
  • 31% of students achieved an ATAR equivalent to or above 95
  • 49% achieved an ATAR equivalent to or above 90
  • 60% achieved an ATAR equivalent to or above 85.

Trinity Grammar School is proud to be an open-entry, non-selective boys’ school, providing a variety of education pathways to suit the differing needs of our boys. We offer a choice of education: the IB or HSC or vocational pathways. All of our programmes are challenging and varied.

A Trinity education seeks to engage the Mind, Body and Spiritual development of all our boys. Our commitment to academic excellence is within a holistic educational environment that seeks to nurture and encourage our boys to grow in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man. To discover the Trinity difference, download our prospectus.

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Topics: Co-curricular activities, All boys education, Courses, Education, Trinity difference, International Baccalaureate