Published on: 7 January 2015

The Class of 2014 has upheld the School’s record of academic excellence. Six Christ Church students received General Exhibitions and two achieved Course Exhibitions, while two obtained perfect scores of 99.95. The cohort achieved an impressive median Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 91.3.

Headmaster Garth Wynne said the School was delighted by these results for the boys, their families and teaching staff. “As an academically inclusive, non-selective school, we have a wide range of capabilities among our students and we are proud of all their varied achievements,” Mr Wynne said.

“It is hugely rewarding for the School to see such excellent academic results across the board. I am once again very pleased that the majority group of boys have done so well, evidenced by the median ATAR score of 91.3, which is well above state and national averages.”

The year group graduated with 130 WA Certificate of Education (WACE) externally-assessed students and six WACE Wholly School Assessed (WSA) students.

Of the 130 boys who sat for the ATAR:

• 14 students (11 per cent of ATAR candidates) obtained an ATAR of 99 or more, placing them in the top one per cent of students across the country.

• 23 students (18 per cent) obtained an ATAR of 98 or higher, placing them in the top two per cent.

• 42 students (32 per cent) obtained an ATAR of 95 or higher, placing them in the top five per cent.

• 69 students (53 per cent) obtained an ATAR of 90 or higher, placing them in the top 10 per cent.

• Nicholas Lim and Richard Tien achieved top scores of 99.95.

• General Exhibitions were awarded to Richard Tien, Nicholas Lim, Wei Juen Lo, Christopher Popovic, Brandon Afiat and Elliott Smith.

• Course Exhibitions were awarded to Nicholas Lim (Mathematics) and Thomas Penglis (Media Production and Analysis).

• Christ Church graduates received 18 Certificates of Distinction and 12 Certificates of Commendation.

• The median ATAR for the year group was 91.3 (State Median 79) 

Certificates of Distinction, for the top 0.5 per cent of candidates in each course, were awarded to:

• Richard Tien – Chemistry, Economics, Literature, Mathematics and Mathematics: Specialist

• Nicholas Lim – Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

• David Latham – Chemistry

• Aaryen Mall – Chemistry

• Christopher Popovic – Chemistry

• Benjamin Bartley – Economics

• Charles Moorman – Economics

• Elliott Smith – Mathematics

• Thomas Penglis – Media Production and Analysis

• Hugo Hardisty – Philosophy and Ethics

• Alexander Brogan – Physical Education Studies

• Ben Nagappa – Visual Arts

Certificates of Commendation, for achieving at least 20 ‘A’ grades in Years 11 and 12, were awarded to: Brandon Afiat, Dewammina Gammanpila, Dewruwan Gammanpila, Hugo Hardisty, Allan Hou, David Latham, Nicholas Lim, Wei Juen Lo, Aaryen Mall, Christopher Popovic, Elliott Smith and Richard Tien.

Of the six boys who followed a general pathway and completed WSA subjects, four obtained a Certificate IV qualification in Business Studies, amongst other Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, and two successfully completed an Aboriginal School Based Traineeship with Leighton.

“These excellent academic results are an impressive culmination of the efforts of students, teachers and parents to motivate boys to achieve individual and collective excellence,” Mr Wynne said.

“The results are a reflection of many things, and for the School it also confirms the quality of the collaborative relationships between the boys and their teachers, of which we are particularly proud.

“With this significant stage over, I look forward to the news of our graduates as they forge their various pathways.”