An analysis of the NCEA results for 2019 indicates that the senior students at Aquinas College have once again performed exceptionally well and have had outstanding success in their studies. The percentages of Aquinas College students gaining NCEA certificates are compared with the national equivalent schools in the table below:
|NCEA Achievement||Aquinas College||Decile 8-10|
|Level 1 (99 students)||97%||78%|
|Level 2 (105 students)||99%||83%|
|Level 3 (92 students)||92%||75%|
|University Entrance (92 students)||72%||62%|
Our students also performed exceptionally well when we consider endorsement rates. When students perform consistently above the ‘Achieved’ level, their result can be ‘endorsed’ to reflect that high achievement. This again demonstrates the commitment our students demonstrate to their achievement.
The achievement of males and females at Aquinas College is excellent and well above national comparative groups. Our commitment as a College to raising boys’ achievement is evident in these results.
When we consider achievement by ethnic groups, once again we see outstanding achievement. While not captured in this table, these results in every ethnic group are consistently above national comparative groups. The College’s commitment to becoming more culturally responsive and relational in our teaching and learning programmes is also evident in these results.
Our congratulations go to our eight Aquinas College students who attained a total of 14 subject Scholarships in 2019. New Zealand Scholarship recognises the top 3% of learners nationally in each subject area. For a school of our size to return this many Scholarships is an excellent result and we congratulate:
Jessica Wylie (also achieved an Outstanding Scholarship in English) and scholarships in French, Health & PE; Biology
Aimee Watene: Statistics; Biology; English
Lizzy Skelton: Health & PE; Statistics
Elizabeth Hodgson: Drama
Georgia Jones: English
Gina van der Lee: History
Nicholas Scott: English
Kayla Prendergast: English