Academic Achievement

Senior students in senior common roomIt is important to note that Year 12 results are only one measure of achievement. While we are obviously delighted with our students' performance, we recognise that a successful school experience goes far beyond the scores gained on a single measure. We seek to provide the means for our students to develop their character, as well as their intellect, by offering an extensive program of co-curricular activities and opportunities for community service and pastoral support.

The College congratulates the Class of 2016 on achieving outstanding results, including a median Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of 91.85. Year 12 Certificates were awarded to 177 students with 166 awarded an ATAR.

The highest mark available in the current ATAR scheme is 99.95. Callum Mayer achieved the College's highest 2016 ATAR of 99.8, and will be awarded the prize as JA Mackinnon Dux for 2016. Other highlights of the performance of Radford students are as follows:

    • ATAR over 99 - top 1% of NSW/ACT
      15 students, (9% of Tertiary students)
       
    • ATAR over 95 - top 5% of NSW/ACT
      57 students (34% of Tertiary students)
       
    • ATAR over 90 - top 10% of NSW/ACT
      90 students (54% of Tertiary students)

70% of the Class of 2016 received an ATAR over 80, which is an outstanding performance in a non-selective school.


Ten year comparison table
(Percentage of Radford College Tertiary students in each performance band)

Year

> 99 Top 1%

> 95 Top 5%

> 90 Top 10%

Median

2016 ATAR

9%

34%

54%

91.85

2015 ATAR

3%

33%

48%

89.55

2014 ATAR

8%

34%

52%

90.80

2013 ATAR

4%

25%

44%

87.40

2012 ATAR

7%

31%

46%

89.15

2011 ATAR

8%

28%

49%

89.10

2010 ATAR

4%

32%

57%

92.00

2009 ATAR

10%

25%

44%

87.30

2008 UAI

8%

25%

43%

87.70

2007 UAI

11%

33%

53%

91.85