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ACG Schools Celebrates a Stellar Year of Academic Awards

ACG Schools is proud to announce another stellar year of academic performance of its students in the November 2022 examination series – the best yet on record and the highest in the country. Cambridge International Examinations has congratulated ACG on producing some of the best-performing learners in New Zealand and around the world.


The school's students have achieved various Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards, including Top in the World, Top in New Zealand and High Achievement. These awards recognize the learners who have achieved the highest marks in their respective subjects, either competing on the global stage or across New Zealand.

Last year more than 2 million students around the globe sat Cambridge examinations in no less than 10,000 schools in the United Kingdom, United States, China, India, and Singapore, as well as throughout Europe, South America, and the Middle East.

Students achieved 100% A-Level pass rates and ACG Schools received the highest number of accolades in the Cambridge examinations compared to any other independent school in NZ. ACG students received 1 out of every 3 awards in the country for the November 2022 examination series, outperforming the second and third-ranking schools by a significant margin. Almost half of all Top in World awards in the country (43%) were awarded to ACG students, making us incredibly proud. After amassing 10 Top in the World and 14 Top in New Zealand Awards, ACG Schools’ results were recognised as “extremely impressive” by the Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Four awards were presented to ACG Strathallan students, with Jack Everitt and Luke Mitchell earning Top in the World accolades for Design & Technology and Classical Studies, respectively. Minho Choi received the Top in New Zealand award for Music, while Hongu Sun was recognised with a High Achievement Award for Chinese Language.

These awards are the most visible outcome of the dedication, hard work, and outstanding abilities of the students at ACG Schools. The school is proud to be a part of the Cambridge International Examinations community, which provides students with the opportunity to receive a world-class education and achieve their full potential.

"We pride ourselves on providing world-class educational opportunities across all ACG schools”, said ACG Schools CEO Clarence van der Wel. “Our students are highly motivated and passionate about learning, and their enthusiasm and determination are clearly reflected in their 2022 results. Through the strength of our teaching and the backing of the wider ACG community, we continue to see our students succeed now and in the future.”

The Cambridge International Curriculum is much broader than many national curriculums, offering invaluable structure, heritage and transportability. Students enjoy using knowledge and content to build understanding rather than learning foundations built on skills alone, which ensures they are well-prepared to take on post-secondary study.

Accordingly, previous ACG graduates have gone on to study at top universities in New Zealand and around the world. Their success is a testament to their commitment to excellence and the high-quality education they receive at our school.