Summary of ATAR Results
The persistence of every boy, the love of every parent and guardian, and the dedication of every teacher have been crucial in ensuring the success of the Class of 2023. The facts and figures below are reflective of that monumental effort.
- Median ATAR of 89.
- 4 percent of our students achieved an ATAR of 99 or above.
- 23 percent of our students achieved an ATAR of 95 or above.
- 42 percent of our students achieved an ATAR of 90 or above.
- 9 of our students achieved 100 percent overall scores in one of the following subjects: Physics, Music, English, and Design.
- 14 percent of our students achieved a grade of A in 5 or more subjects.
In addition to these phenomenal achievements, we are delighted to share that 53 of our graduating Year 12s, over a quarter of the cohort, have received early acceptance into their preferred university courses. This is an outstanding outcome for these young men, and we look forward to seeing them joined by many of their classmates following these exceptional ATAR results.
Statistically, BBC alumni perform well above the norm at university. In an article published in the most recent issue of our school magazine, the Collegian, BBC’s Deputy Headmaster in charge of Academic Performance and Innovation, Dr Leigh Hobart, shared some information provided by The University of Queensland (UQ). In 2020, 92.9 percent of BBC graduates stayed with their original program during their commencement year at UQ, well above the average of 80.9 percent. Additionally, only 1.8 percent of BBC alumni changed programs, a number far better than the average of 8.6 percent.
Our graduates also statistically maintain much higher university Grade Point Averages (GPAs) than the norm. Our alumni averaged a 5.15 GPA in 2021, well above the overall average of 4.85. Dr Hobart wrote that, according to UQ, “this was very much the exception as compared with other state, Catholic, independent, and GPS schools.”