Academic Results

At Good Shepherd we are very proud of the academic achievements of our students.

Over the years, we have achieved excellent outcomes in standardised testing such as NAPLAN, University of New South Wales testing, as well as outstanding Year 12 OP results. Our students have also had great success in academic based competitions such as Tournament of Minds, robotics and debating. While we recognise that not all achievements can be measured through testing and competitions, we are keen to encourage those students who are interested in pursuing these opportunities.

We were delighted to see our Year 12 students from 2020 achieve significantly above the state average in nearly all General subjects. Highlights from the first of the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) at Good Shepherd included:

- 19 students (34%) received an ATAR of 90+ with 3 students obtaining a 99+ ATAR (i.e. in the top 1% of the state!)

- 38 students (68%) received an ATAR of 80+

Note: All ATAR stats are based on students who have consented to share this information with their school.

"QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) has made its major rounds of offers for tertiary courses."

Subject Results

- 117 individual ‘A’ results achieved in general subjects across 41 students. This includes 3 students with 6 ‘A’ results and 5 students with 5 ‘A’ results.

- 21 students received an ‘A’ for an applied subject.

In addition to these wonderful achievements, three students from Good Shepherd have received a Certificate of Academic Commendation, which acknowledges students who have achieved A results in six subject areas. Congratulations to Grete Gawthorn, Cole Suter, and Zoe Wing on this outstanding achievement.

We were also delighted to see a strong take up of first course preferences through QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre). At this stage, of the 63 graduates who applied through QTAC, 44 graduates (70%) have received an offer for their first preference course and institution and a further 7 graduates (11%) have received an offer for their second preference. At this stage 81% of offers are for our graduates’ first or second preference.

Courses or course combinations are as varied as interests and talents of the Class of 2020 but include

  • Business / Business Management / Commerce
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Design Education
  • Education
  • Paramedic Science
  • Biomedicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Science
  • Visual Arts
  • International Studies
  • Law
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nursing
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science

Institutions (offers) include:

  • Queensland University of Technology (18)
  • The University of the Sunshine Coast (12)
  • Griffith University (7)
  • The University of Queensland (18)

Congratulations to all graduates who have received offers and we wish every success to our graduates that are continuing or commencing a range of non-tertiary pathways. In addition to the above offers a number of students have been offered places at interstate universities and some students are travelling and/or working with the intention to apply in future years.