Published on: 14 November 2014
A number of Economics and Commerce students, from Years 10 to 12, received awards in State and national competitions recently including the New South Wales Economics and Business Studies Competitions and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Most Outstanding Student Awards.
More than 10,000 students from over 300 schools across Australia participated in the New South Wales Economics and Business Studies Competitions in May. Head of Economics and Commerce Andrew Greig said Christ Church entered all Years 11 and 12 Economics classes and 75 students from Year 10 into the Business Studies competition.
Hector Morlet (Year 10) was the WA winner for the Junior Division of the Business Studies Competition, receiving a certificate, trophy and a cheque for $200. To receive a High Distinction, students had to achieve in the top 5 per cent of entrants. Richard Tien (Year 12) and Josh Gilbert (Year 10) received a certificate and cheque for $75 for Economics and Business Studies respectively.
Mr Greig said Christ Church also received 22 Distinctions (awarded to students achieving in the top 15 per cent of entrants) across the two competitions. He said it was a fantastic effort by the boys as many students had to rely on some of their business and economic knowledge from the previous year to succeed.
“The competitions were deliberately set at a challenging level, with some university-based questions that aim to test the students’ knowledge of relevant classroom theory and their understanding of current national and international economic and commercial issues,” Mr Greig said.
Also announced were the Year 12 winners of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Most Outstanding Student Awards. These are presented to the top performing Year 12 student in Accounting and Finance, and Economics for the year.
Richard Tien (Year 12) won for Economics and Edmund Ngan (Year 12) for Accounting and Finance, receiving a certificate, trophy and a cheque for $50. Mr Greig said the awards often differed to the subject prizewinners as they take into account all assessments and class work rather than just examinations.