Australian History Competition

By Nick Ewbank, Head of History, Philosophy and RaVE

The Australian History Competition (AHC) is an Australia-wide competition organised by the History Teachers’ Association of Australia and Giant Classroom.

It is a multiple-choice style test for students from Years 7 to 10. The competition gives students a chance to demonstrate their historical knowledge and skills, particularly analysis, synthesis, inferential thinking and the drawing of conclusions.

Eleven Radford students elected to undertake the competition this year. I am very pleased to report that all students achieved a Credit or better in the competition, meaning that all Radford entrants performed in the top 30% of the country – an extraordinary achievement!

Of the eleven Radford entrants, five – Pranav Vallurupalli and Thomas Brown (from Year 9) and Brian Chen, Terry Yang and Ryan Dow (from Year 10) achieved High Distinctions, placing them in the top 10% of national results in their age group.

Keren Zhang and Kenan Zhang achieved Credits, and Charlotte Taylor, Hannah Appaneal, Maddie Whelldon and Nadia Yao achieved Distinctions (top 20%).

Thomas and Pranav were also the top-achieving Year 9 students in the whole of the ACT, and Ryan the top Year 10 student in the ACT.

The achievements of all students were recognised at a recent ceremony at Radford, where Mrs Godfrey presented the certificates to all entrants, and the ACT Winners’ medallions to Pranav, Thomas and Ryan.

Well done, all!

Photo, top, L-R: Thomas Brown, Pranav Vallurupalli, Ryan Dow, Terry Yang, Charlotte Taylor, Mrs Godfrey, Hannah Appaneal, Maddie Wheldon, Keren Zhang and Nadia Yao.

Absent: Brian Chen and Kenan Zhang