World Class Academic Results

The outstanding academic results achieved by St Margaret’s College in 2015 are truly world class.  20% of our International Baccalaureate students were awarded a score of 40+, which places them in the top 5% of candidates globally, with 96% achieving entrance to university from the Diploma Programme. In addition, the average score was 34.2 points, well above the world average for the IB Diploma of 30 Points.  

Our Year 13 girls were awarded 42 Tertiary Scholarships for 2016 from Universities throughout New Zealand and further afield including Harvard University, Stanford University and Duke University. 

Last week the provisional NCEA results were released and we are delighted to list the results of our students:

Level 1

Pass rate : 99.1 %

Excellence endorsement rate 58.9%

Level 2

Pass rate 100%

Excellence endorsement rate 53.6%

Level 3

Pass rate 94 %

Excellence endorsement rate 26%


Pass rate 90.2%

Deputy Principal Assessment and Reporting, Mr Grant Belcher, says “we’re excited that the NCEA results continue to reflect the focus the school has on achieving academic excellence. They speak to the success of the partnership that develops with teachers as they help students realise their academic goals.

NZQA acknowledge excellence at both course and certificate level. To gain a level certificate with excellence endorsement a student must achieve 50 credits at excellence. To gain a merit or excellence course (subject) endorsement a student requires 14 credits, three of which must come from a NZQA examination result.

We have been further encouraged by the increase in excellence endorsement rates over the previous year’s results. This progress is indicative of the commitment that is brought to helping students meet their potential and we’re delighted that so many students have been able to realise their ambition of achieving at the highest level.” 

We will be celebrating their outstanding success through the award of a Gold Academic Bar during Term One.


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