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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 increased student participation in accelerated programs.

Year 12 OP Results

Year OP1 OP1 to OP5 OP1 to OP10 OP1 to OP15
2018 10.3% 41.1% 75.7% 96.3%
2017  4.4%  34.3%  69.3% 91.2% 
2016  6.4% 36%   73.6%  96%
2015   37.6% 79.2%  98.4% 

2018 NAPLAN Results

Category CHAC Average State Average % Above State Average National Average % Above
National Average
Year 3          
Reading 480 429 11.89 434 10.6
Writing 440 404 8.91 407 8.11
Spelling 425 411 3.41 418 1.67
Grammar and Punctuation 459 429 6.99 432 6.25
Numeracy 425 398 6.78 408 4.07
Year 5          
Reading 558 506 10.28 509 9.63
Writing 517 454 13.88 465 11.18
Spelling 531 497 6.84 502 5.58
Grammar and Punctuation 548 501 9.38 504 8.73
Numeracy 522 487 7.19 494 5.67
Year 7          
Reading 604 536 12.69 542 11.44
Writing 542 492 9.94 505 7.33
Spelling 585 541 7.95 545 7.16
Grammar and Punctuation 611 542 12.73 544 12.32
Numeracy 606 540 12.22 548 10.58
Year 9          
Reading 640 577 10.92 584 9.40
Writing 595 526 12.74 542 9.78
Spelling 640 580 10.34 583 9.78
Grammar and Punctuation 644 579 11.23 581 10.84
Numeracy 644 588 9.52 596 8.05

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.