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Academic Results

CHAC has developed a strong academic tradition, with continued excellent academic performance across OP and QCS testing, NAPLAN testing, external academic competitions and and increased student participation in accelerated programs.

Year 12 OP Results

Year OP1 OP1 to OP5 OP1 to OP10 OP1 to OP15
2017  4.4%  34.3%  69.3% 91.2% 
2016  6.4% 36%   73.6%  96%
2015   37.6% 79.2%  98.4% 

2016 NAPLAN Results

Category CHAC Average State Average % Above State Average National Average % Above
National Average
Year 3          
Reading 447 420 6.43 426 4.93
Writing 437 409 6.85 421 3.80
Spelling 449 411 9.25 420 6.90
Grammar and Punctuation 469 433 8.31 436 7.57
Numeracy 438 397 10.33 402 8.96
Year 5          
Reading 549 500 9.80 502 9.36
Writing 509 466 9.23 475 7.16
Spelling 533 486 9.67 493 8.11
Grammar and Punctuation 558 506 10.28 505 10.50
Numeracy 532 488 9.02 493 7.91
Year 7          
Reading 603 539 11.87 541 11.46
Writing 555 502 10.56 515 7.77
Spelling 585 540 8.33 543 7.73
Grammar and Punctuation 617 538 14.68 540 14.26
Numeracy 605 546 10.81 550 10.00
Year 9          
Reading 638 576 10.76 581 9.81
Writing 593 534 11.05 548 8.21
Spelling 617 574 7.49 580 6.38
Grammar and Punctuation 644 569 13.18 570 12.98
Numeracy 628 582 7.90 589 6.62

ICAS Competitions

In ICAS, the highly-regarded national academic competition, four College students were recognised as the top students in Queensland with ICAS Medals in Year 6 and 11 Writing, Year 12 Science and Year 12 Mathematics. In addition, 32 High Distinctions were awarded, recognising the top 1% of students in the State: English (15), Writing (6), Mathematics (5) and Science (6). In recognition of the next 10% of student results in the State, 180 Distinctions were awarded for English (57), Writing (33), Mathematics (32), Science (51) and Digital Technologies (7).

Gifted Education

In 2016, for the first time, extension opportunities were successfully introduced in English in Years 8 to 10, catering to gifted English students with units in Creative Writing and Literature Studies. The units were enjoyed by students selected for the program and resulted in the production of some exceptional work.

This year, the College also expanded specialist acceleration programs for students demonstrating very high ability in certain subjects. Seventy-one students—the largest number to date—undertook individual acceleration pathways through the College’s curriculum offerings, mainly in Mathematics.

The group of accelerated Year 12 students who completed their Mathematics course in 2015 then used the time made available in their timetables this year to pursue various individual challenges including: preparing for the University Medical Admissions Test, studying Mathematics at the University of Queensland (one student achieved the highest grade of 7), studying Music as an additional Year 12 subject (achieving a top of cohort VHA), training for an Excellence in Swimming program, and studying a Certificate course in Pharmacy.