Confidence and capability to change the world

In January, Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC) scholars – those who achieved an OP1 or 2 – returned to the College for a special assembly.  

The event provided the community with an opportunity to acknowledge the exceptional achievement of these young men as they look to their next challenge, tertiary studies.

The 2016 student cohort achieved outstanding results with 31.9% of OP eligible students securing an OP1 or 2, 55.4% achieving a score between 1 to 5 and 100% between 1 and 15.

In 2016, BBC seniors also achieved record results in the Queensland Core Skills Test with more than 50 percent of OP Eligible students achieving an A grading, more than 75 percent achieving either an A or a B, and more than 90 percent recording either an A, B, or C.

For Headmaster Graeme McDonald, however, the real success story belongs to all of the school’s 2016 seniors, who are now forging their individual journey beyond the school gates having excelled in their pathway of choice.

“At BBC we believe success has many faces and ensuring boys are able to get to where they want to go has always been our first measure of success,” said Mr McDonald.

“Our QTAC entry statistics continue to speak this with 97 per cent of students receiving a tertiary offer for Semester 1 entry with the remaining students looking at Semester 2 starts,” he said.

“These figures highlight the legitimacy of pathways and the importance of supporting all boys to reach their goals, by empowering them with choices as to how they can achieve them.

“It’s exciting to see boys opting to pursue a variety of careers from agribusiness, medicine, engineering, psychological science, music, environmental management, property economics and more. For us, these are the real stories; the outcomes that result from an exceptional education and we look forward to hearing of our young mens’ ongoing achievements.”