Students at Sunshine Coast Grammar School have again recorded strong performances on the annual NAPLAN tests, with high mean scores across all areas confirming the School’s place as one of the top academic performers in the region.
Sunshine Coast Grammar School consistently performs at more than 5% above the national mean in all year levels and areas tested year on year. We are certainly proud of the School’s continued strong performance, which is a fine testament to the quality of teaching, commitment of students and support of parents.
In 2021, we were pleased to have mean scores that were on average 6.4% above the Australian Mean and we congratulate these students on their performance. We are delighted to see that so many of our students are continuing to build on their results and achieve above not only the set minimum standards but both the State and National mean scores, which really underlines the Grammar philosophy of high expectations and opportunities for students of all abilities. This is something we will continue to foster and celebrate.
While this data is a useful tool for Schools and transparency is important, it is only one set of results and we advise parents against placing too much importance on this test alone. It is important to note that we rarely look at these results in isolation and Sunshine Coast Grammar School is proud to have also had nine students in our graduating class of 2021 achieve an ATAR of 99.0 or above meanwhile an extraordinary 57% of the cohort achieved an ATAR above 90.0.
A School is so much more than the results of one set of tests taken at one point in the year and we encourage parents to look beyond test scores when comparing schools. Sunshine Coast Grammar strives to support every student in achieving their full potential and are proud that their curriculum offers students one of the best all-round educations in the state.