Academic Results

We are proud of our St Margaret's College ākonga, who consistently achieve results amongst the highest nationally and internationally.

National Certificate of Educational Achievement results 2021

  • Overall achievement

    • Level 1 (Year 11)

      98%

      Vs 94% in all Decile 8-10 schools

    • Level 2 (Year 12)

      98%

      Vs 91% in all Decile 8-10 schools

    • Level 3 (Year 13)

      99%

      Vs 89% in all Decile 8-10 schools

  • Pass with Excellence

    • Level 1 (Year 11)

      49%

    • Level 2 (Year 12)

      33%

    • Level 3 (Year 13)

      30%

  • Pass with Merit

    • Level 1 (Year 11)

      33%

    • Level 2 (Year 12)

      41%

    • Level 3 (Year 13)

      42%

  • University Entrance

    • Level 3 (Year 13)

      94%

      Vs 85% in all Decile 8-10 schools

International Baccalaureate 2021

SMC students also excelled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a student achieving NZ IB Scholar status and all gaining their preferred university placement. SMC’s median score was 34, compared to the international median score of 29.

Over two-thirds of our IB students in 2021 would have pre-qualified for direct entry into the university courses with the tightest entry criteria in New Zealand – medicine and engineering at Auckland University.

Class of 2021 destinations

Our class of 2021 have gone on to pursue their post-school aspirations in a wide range of areas, in New Zealand and overseas.

Destinations No. of Students
University of Otago 33
University of Canterbury 38
University of Auckland 13
Victoria University of Wellington 9
Lincoln University 10
Ara Institute of Canterbury 3
Otago Polytecnic 3
Gap Year 2021 8
Overseas Universities 4
Auckland University of Technology 3
Private Training Provider 1

Class of 2021 fields of study

Class of 2021 fields of study No. of Students
Health Science 15
Sciences 15
Commerce 14
Law 22
Arts 21
Engineering 2
Architecture 3
Agribusiness 8
Design 6
Early Childhood Education 2
Education 2
Music 1
Data Science 1
Criminal Justice 1
Property 1
Sport 2
Speech and Language 1
Nursing 1

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