22 Feb 2017

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Top Scholars

Top Scholars (Left to Right) Maxwell Hardy, Haoran Wen, William Wang and Nian Xu Wang.

King’s scholars were awarded top honours for their NCEA and CIE examination results at a special assembly at the College on Wednesday 22 February, recognising their outstanding academic achievements in last year’s examination rounds.

Headmaster Simon Lamb notes King’s students continue to perform exceptionally well across the board, gaining several Top in the World and Top in New Zealand awards in CIE examinations, and Excellence Endorsements in their NCEA examinations.

“A large number of our top scholars are performing well not only in specific subjects, but achieving top grades in an array of subjects, on top of their co-curricular commitments,” says Lamb.

“This really speaks strongly to our commitment to provide our students with the best all-round education.” 

Amongst the top students were those recently honoured at the 2016 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards Dinner.

Horton Charlotte Taylor

Charlotte Horton (Taylor).

Top NCEA performer, Charlotte Horton (Taylor) achieved Excellence Endorsements across five NCEA Level 3 subjects, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English and Statistics and Modelling.  

King’s College is also proud to note that 100 per cent of its female cohort have achieved NCEA Level 3, and additionally, 100 per cent of girls have gained University Entrance through either of the CIE and NCEA qualification pathways.

In CIE, William Wang (Greenbank) achieved A* and A results in nine A2 subjects over the 2015-2016 period. William, like many other CIE students, also sat Scholarship Examinations gaining eight scholarship results, including three at the outstanding level. 

Speaking at the assembly, William advice to students was to continue working hard throughout the year and always strive for constant improvement.

William Wang Speaking

William Wang speaking at assembly.

 Several students gained Level 3 Excellence endorsements – Year 13 students Isabella Brown, Mira Simunic, Khenya Anderson, Charlotte Horton and Claudia Williams from Taylor House, as well as Benjamin Wright (Selwyn) and Andrew Deng (Greenbank). To gain a Level 3 Excellence endorsement a student must gain 50 credits at Excellence level.

Amongst the students to achieve top grades are recent King’s College Old Collegians Max Hardy (Peart) and Amay Aggarwal (Peart), who studied at the college from 2012-2016, and have recently been offered places at top universities overseas. To read more about their acceptance into these institutions click here.