Brisbane Boys’ College congratulates its Class of 2020 on their outstanding academic results, released today.

The Class of 2020 have made history by being the first cohort to graduate through the Senior Assessment Tertiary Entrance (SATE) system. They were the first full cohort of Prep, the first Year 7s into High School and the first group to receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) rather than OP in Queensland.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank is used for university entrance and the highest ranking on the 2,000 point scale is 99.95, with increments of 0.05.

This year’s results once again place BBC among the top performing academic schools in Queensland and are a credit to the hard work and steadfast commitment of our graduating class. The College also acknowledges the important partnership with parents and guardians and thanks them for the invaluable role they have played in supporting their sons through their years of schooling.

Equally, it is appropriate to acknowledge our committed teaching staff who have educated, inspired, engaged and challenged our graduating class throughout their BBC journey to achieve their best.

Data released by the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) today indicates the following results of those students from the Class of 2020 (*from the 83.7% of the students who applied for tertiary entrance and have consented to share their information with the school):

  • 9.3% received an ATAR of 99 and above*
  • 24.1% received an ATAR of 95 and above*
  • 44.2% received an ATAR of 90 and above*
  • The median score was 88.30 (the ATAR of the middle student)*

The College would also like to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of Matthew Chen, Cody Fang and Max Foreman who received the highest possible ATAR of 99.95, being three of only 30 Year 12 students across the state to do so.

Notwithstanding their commendable ATAR results, it is also important to recognise the many competencies and qualities of our Class of 2020 that are not measured by a number. They are indeed Gentlemen of Honour who have responded to the challenges this year with creativity, initiative, persistence, adaptability, and confidence. We are proud to call them our Seniors and the College has been enriched by their contributions and leadership.

As this formative chapter of their lives ends, we wish them well knowing that their time at BBC has instilled in them the knowledge, skills, faith, and wisdom to stride confidently into their future.

We wish them every success and trust they will always have a great affection for their alma mater.