The achievements of NGS students in external examinations & competitions have gained the School an enviable reputation for academic performance.
In 2017, Newcastle Grammar School maintained our position as the leading Independent school in the Hunter Region and a long tradition of ranking 85th in the State out of more than 650 schools in NSW.
11% of students received an ATAR over 95
45% of students received an ATAR over 85
The top ATAR for 2017: Yi wen Yang with 99.50.
1st in the State: Seraina Danuser in Design & Technology.
All Round Achievers (Students who achieved 90% or more in 10 course units): Stephen Kerras, Alexa Van Niekerk, Yi wen Yang and Lucie Zangger-Page.
Distinguished Achievers (Students who achieved a mark of 90% or more in at least one of their courses): 32 students achieved 80 results over 90%.
Nominations for NSW Exhibitions or Performances
Shape (Design & Technology): Seraina Danuser.
2017 NAPLAN Results
NAPLAN results across the School were very strong, with students in all years performing well above the State average in all components of the examination.
Students in Years 3 and 5 achieved outstanding results with students well above the State performance standards for Literacy and Numeracy. In Year 3, more than 80% of students achieved results in the top two bands for Reading, Writing and Grammar and Punctuation. This continues an increasing trend in performance for this year group. In Year 5, almost 50% of students were in the top band for Reading, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy. Again, we are seeing outstanding growth and improvement across all aspects of NAPLAN, which reflects the concerted approach teachers have taken to developing these key General Capabilities.
Students in Years 7 and 9 also continued to perform well in NAPLAN, with growth experienced by most students. We continue to achieve well above the State average in all components of Literacy and Numeracy. In Year 7, student growth was particularly strong in Spelling and Numeracy. In Year 9, we saw a continuation of the increasing trend in performance in Reading, with 60% of students achieving in the top two bands.
Over 60% of students achieved in the top two bands for Numeracy, with all students experiencing growth in this component of the examination.