On Monday 17, 2016 it was our pleasure to welcome parents to join us for the Principal’s Merit Assembly. We recognised the students who had achieved Academic Honours (Provisional), Academic Endeavour (Provisional) and Certificates of Merit or above in the ICAS Mathematics Competition.
Academic Endeavour Provisional
For students who received a Grade Point Average of 4.5 out of 5 across all of their effort ratings.
Academic Honours (Provisional)
For students who received a Grade Point Average of 80 out of 100 or above across all of their subjects.
Academic Endeavour (Provisional) and Academic Honours (Provisional)
For students who received a Grade Point Average of 80 out of 100 or above across all of their subjects AND a Grade Point Average of 4.5 out of 5 across all of their effort ratings.
Chloe van Omen
ICAS – Mathematics
At Snowy Mountains Grammar School ALL of our students compete in the ICAS Examinations, unlike other schools where only the top few students in each year level are selected to represent the school. The data gained from all of our students participating in the ICAS competition assists our teachers to develop and tailor their teaching to support all of our students to learn better.
For a student to receive a Merit, they must be placed within the top 46% of the students in the country who sit that examination paper for that year group. Given that many schools select only the top students of their year groups to compete, a student who is awarded a Merit is actually performing much higher than the average because they are competing with the top students in the country. Therefore, we are really impressed and pleased with the results of our students.
Merit – Top 46% of the Country
Credit – Top 36% of the Country
Distinction – Top 11% of the Country
High Distinction – top 1% of the Country