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Academic Success

Christ’s College follows the national curriculum (NCEA), and students consistently out-perform boys from other decile 8–10 schools, with results that are well above national averages. A high proportion of boys gain Merit or Excellence endorsements and an overview of 2018 results is shown below.

Many students also choose to sit New Zealand Scholarship examinations, to further extend and challenge them beyond Level 3 NCEA, and results are always impressive.

Every year a number of boys are awarded prestigious university scholarships, and over 90% of leaving students will pursue tertiary education, either in New Zealand or overseas.

2018 NCEA Results

A comparison of Merit and Excellence endorsements for Christ's College compared with all decile 8–10 schools.

Excellence Endorsement (%) Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Christ's College 42.1 31.5 26.6
All decile 8–10 schools 29.6 24 19.2
Merit Endorsement (%)* Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Christ's College 39.7 28.8 37.6
All decile 8–10 schools 41.1 32.9 35

*Note: Merit endorsements reduce as Excellence endorsements increase.

The NCEA curriculum is internationally recognised, and boys who wish to attend university, whether in New Zealand or overseas, are well prepared for the challenges. Each year boys from Christ's College successfully gain admission to world-ranked universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford.

The following are record results we have achieved in 2018:

  • 81.8% of students in Year 11 received an endorsement
  • 60.3% of students in Year 12 received an endorsement
  • 64.2% of students in Year 13 received an endorsement
  • 68.7% of students across Levels 1, 2 and 3 received an endorsement
  • 97.7% of students achieved Level 1
  • 95.7% of students achieved Level 2

NZQA Scholarship 2018

Congratulations to those students who gained NZQA Scholarship in 2018. Christ’s College excelled in the 2018 NZQA Scholarship examinations collecting a total of 42 Scholarships, Wills Wynn Thomas topping New Zealand in English and Chemistry and Josh Murison topping the country in Economics.

Fawzan Sugarwala – Chemistry (Outstanding), Statistics (Outstanding), Biology, Physics, Design and Visual Communication

Joshua Murison – Accounting (Outstanding), Economics (Outstanding), Chemistry, Statistics

Andreas Nicolaou – Chemistry (Outstanding), Biology

Samuel Howard – Drama (Outstanding), English

William Wynn Thomas – English (Outstanding), Chemistry (Outstanding), Statistics (Outstanding), Biology, Physics, Calculus

Josh Ting – English (Outstanding), Physics (Outstanding), Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, Calculus

Tobias Brooker-Haines – History

William Hadden – Economics

Alexander Hlavac – English, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics

Rhys Thatcher – Health and Physical Education

Jayavi Premaratne – Chemistry, Physics, Statistics

Jisu Kim – Chemistry

Richard Seaton – Biology

George Murray – English, Music

Nicholas Pinckney – Drama

Alexander Rowe – History

Hyunjun Wee – Economics


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