Academic Achievements

Girls Grammar’s consistently strong academic results reflect the School’s positive learning environment and reinforce its reputation as one of Australia’s leading girls’ schools.

At Brisbane Girls Grammar School a broad-based, liberal education provides girls and young women with the foundations for future success.

The School is exceptionally proud of its students’ academic achievements and the valuable contributions our alumnae go on to make in their lives beyond School.

The School is academically non-selective (with places offered for Year 7 in strict date order), offers no scholarships and is one of the few schools in Queensland whose entire Year 12 cohort is eligible for an ATAR score.

Year 12 2021 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank Results

The 2021 Year 12 cohort once again attained outstanding results in the new Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) system, continuing the School’s history of strong results. Congratulations to our students.

ATAR range BGGS*
99 and above 17.72%
98 and above 33.33%
95 and above 57.81%
90 and above 79.32%
80 and above 93.67%
Median 96.25

*100% of all students completing Year 12 studies in 2021 were ATAR eligible. The reported outcomes are based on the ATAR values disclosed to the school which represents 98.75% of this cohort.
Two students received scores of 99.95, the highest ATAR possible; only 32 such scores were awarded across all of Queensland.

Year 12 2020 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank Results

The 2020 Year 12 cohort attained outstanding results in the first year of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) system, continuing the School’s history of strong results in the Overall Position (OP) system. Congratulations to our students.

ATAR range BGGS State Approx. OP equivalent^
99 and above 15.76% 1% 1
98 and above 26.63% 2% 1-2
95 and above 52.17% 5% 1-3
90 and above 77.17% 10% 1-5
80 and above 90.76% 20% 1-10
Median 95.55

^the OP to ATAR equivalency is based on the QTAC conversion table as provided for the 2019 exit cohort as a similar table is not available for the 2020 cohort. The ATAR to OP boundaries are not at whole numbers and thus the table represents approximates only; for example in 2019 an OP 1 covered ATAR down to 98.85; an OP 2 covered an ATAR range through to 97.30.

96.8% of students have provided permission for the School to receive their results.

2021 Australian National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy results

Brisbane Girls Grammar School is one of the top performing Queensland secondary schools in The Australian National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing. The results are a strong endorsement of the School’s rigorous academic programs and immersive learning culture.

Standardised NAPLAN testing is completed by all Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The achievements of Year 7 and 9 Girls Grammar students (the only years at the School to complete NAPLAN tests) are recorded below.

2021 NAPLAN Results for Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Year 7 Year 9
Reading 611.7 645
Writing 589.2 629
Spelling 618 650.2
Grammar and Punctuation 602.2 661.7
Numeracy 615 654

Percentage of Girls Grammar students at or above the national minimum standard

Year 7 Year 9
Reading 100 100
Writing 100 100
Spelling 100 100
Grammar and Punctuation 99.6 100
Numeracy 100 100