Outstanding results earn top students scholarship opportunities

Posted 22 January 2021 9:31am

Congratulations to our 2020 Year 12 graduates who have now all received their final results.

Our Dux for 2020 is Monique Jeacocke, who earned an ATAR of 99.90. Monique received a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences Scholarship to the ANU, where she plans to study a double degree in Mathematics and Advanced Computing. The calibre of her ATAR also made her eligible for a National University Scholarship.

“Obviously I put a lot of hard work in, but it feels really good to know that the efforts of myself, my parents, teachers and the support of my friends has really paid off,” Monique said.

“I’m really thankful for all of them, there’s no way I would be here without them.”

Earlier this month, the eagerly anticipated International Baccalaureate results were released and we congratulate our top IBDP student, Alex Gorddard, who scored 42, equating to an ATAR of 99.20. Alex is planning to study a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. Her outstanding score provided her with a guaranteed pathway to post graduate medicine and the Melbourne National Merit Scholarship.

In what has been a difficult year for students, the Year 12 cohort finished strongly, with many receiving early offers to the universities of their choice. This is testament to the co-curricular and service programs we offer at the School which make the students attractive candidates to universities across the country.

Almost one-third of our Year 12 students earned an ATAR of greater than 90. Such a score is awarded to just the top 10 percent of an age cohort in NSW and ACT. Notably, 58.6 percent of the graduating class earned a score greater than 80, which would secure them entrance at all of the top universities.

The CGGS median ATAR was 83.5.

Principal, Mrs Anna Owen, praised the students for rising to the challenges of the year, and the staff for going the extra mile to support the students in maintaining the high standards of learning at our School.

“While much of 2020 was disrupted, students and staff managed to continue their teaching and learning programs,” Mrs Owen said.

“Through the support we have been able to provide to our students, along with the trust and encouragement of their families, the girls have achieved fantastic results, a testament to their efforts.”

Photos at top: Monique Jeacocke (left) and Alex Gorddard (right).