Christ Church tops State in Australian History Competition
In Term 3, 50 boys from Year 10 competed in the Australian History Competition – a new competition, which attracted more than 6700 students from 141 schools across Australia. Of the 50 participating students, 28 boys achieved a distinction or higher, placing them in the top 15 per cent of all candidates.
Edward Hollingdale achieved a score of 92 per cent, which was the equal highest score achieved in Western Australia.
Christ Church also achieved nine High Distinctions placing those students in the top five per cent of students across the country. These students include Migara Tennakoon, Liam Kearney, Kevin Hu, Ryan Lian, Alex Theobald, James Liu, Thomas Wulff and Nicholas Morlet.
The inaugural competition, run by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia, aims to provide an interesting and challenging competition for students of History. Students must answer 50 multiple choice questions with a focus on key elements of the new Australian History Curriculum including sound historical knowledge, skills and understandings.
Acting Head of History Gareth Phillips said Christ Church had performed very strongly in the new competition. Mr Phillips congratulated Edward on his fine achievement and the other Year 10 students on their impressive results.