After topping Queensland’s OP results in 2019, more than 15.76 per cent of Brisbane Girls Grammar School graduates have achieved an ATAR score above 99 (OP 1 equivalent) in the new ATAR system, with two students attaining a 99.95, the highest possible ATAR.
77.17 per cent of the Girls Grammar Year 12 2020 cohort—all of whom were eligible for an ATAR score—attained a score of 90 or above (equivalent of OP 1-5).
Principal, Ms Jacinda Euler, said she was proud of the strong results attained by students, and of how the girls had approached their senior year with optimism and determination.
‘The Girls Grammar Year 12 2020 cohort’s wholehearted commitment to their academic studies is reflected in these excellent results, which extend the School’s history of outstanding academic achievement,’ Ms Euler said.
‘In a highly irregular year, our dedicated, expert teachers have not only adapted their practice to a new system of senior assessment and remote learning, they have supported our students in creative and responsive ways to ensure they completed their secondary education confident and strong.’
Brisbane Girls Grammar School is unique among high-achieving independent secondary schools in Queensland, as it offers no scholarships, and Year 7 places are offered in strict date order of application.
The broad, liberal Grammar ethos encourages life-wide learning, and is reflected in its students’ diverse range of skills and interests.
BGGS graduate and Dux of the School, Matina Samios, attained a 99.95 ATAR score and plans to study Medicine, aspiring to explore how technology can be harnessed to combat healthcare concerns.
‘I hope to bridge the gap between scientific discovery and clinical practice, searching for the next health advancement through translational research,’ she said.
Matina said she was grateful for the support of her teachers throughout her entire time at Girls Grammar.
‘Our incredible teachers showed us they not only care about our academic achievements—they care about our wellbeing’, Matina said.
‘I’m so appreciative for their organisation and tireless work done behind the scenes to ensure we had the most seamless transition to ATAR during our senior years of schooling.’
Brisbane Girls Grammar School opened its new seven-storey Science Learning Centre in October 2020, building upon the School’s legacy of delivering an innovative science education and providing girls the resources and opportunities to contribute to scientific fields.