Christ’s College follows the national qualifications framework (NCEA) and our students consistently outperform boys from other decile 8–10 schools, with results well above national averages. A high proportion of boys gain Merit or Excellence endorsements. An overview of 2023 results is shown below.

To further extend and challenge boys beyond Level 3 NCEA, many students also choose to sit NZ Scholarship examinations. Results are always impressive.

Every year, several boys are also awarded prestigious university scholarships. More than 90% of graduating students pursue tertiary education, either in New Zealand or overseas.

2023 Academic Merit and Excellence

Excellence endorsements for Christ's College students compared with national standards and all decile 10 boys’ schools.

Merit and Excellence Endorsement (%)Level 2Level 3
Christ's College5954.1
Canterbury boys' schools33.832.2
National average38.639.6

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.

NZQA Scholarship 2023

Congratulations to those students who achieved outstanding results in the NZQA Scholarship examinations in 2023. College was rewarded with 35 scholarships in all.

Student Scholarship
Charles Beale Biology
James Bernau Economics
Matthew Brett Biology, Chemistry
Samuel Cross English
Thomas Foster Accounting
Joel Fulford Design & Visual Communication, English
Angus Gifford Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, Physics, Religious Education, Statistics
Oliver Glossop Calculus, Chemistry (Outstanding), Physics (Outstanding)
Colin Gong Painting
Soo Young Jang Calculus, Chemistry, Physics
Ethan Kepple English
Aaron Kwak English
Boyuan Li Biology
Mingwei Liu Design & Visual Communication
Jack McKeown Chemistry
Thomas Moggie English
Fergus Richards Accounting
Gregor Robertson Chemistry
Lachlan Short English, Health & Physical Education (Outstanding), History (Outstanding), Media Studies, Statistics