Students at Diocesan School for Girls have again gained exceptional results in New Zealand’s top Scholarship examinations, with a Year 13 student topping the country in Classics and a Year 11 student gaining a History Scholarship after taking the exam two years early.
Emma Wong She was named top student in New Zealand for her results in Classics, while also gaining Scholarships in English and Biology with the latter marked as Outstanding. This is the fifth time at Diocesan student has been the top in a subject over the last 3 years.
Fellow Year 13 student Anneke Cummack gained four Scholarships, while Sharon Hung and Jemima Po gained three. Year 11 student Arielle Friedlander gained a Scholarship in History.
Emma, who was Deputy Arts Prefect and Senior Choir Leader, is planning to study for a Bachelor of Science specialising in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Auckland this year.
In total, Diocesan students were awarded 45 Scholarships, with just over a quarter of those going to Year 12 students. The Scholarships were spread across faculties and reflect outstanding achievements across the broad spectrum of subjects
Other highlights include:
- Eight scholarships in English; the most of any faculty at Diocesan
- Five scholarships in Classics; a 100% success rate for Diocesan’s Classics teacher Katherine Woods
- Two scholarships in Chinese out of 27 awarded nationally (7%)
- Three Music scholarships out of 50 awarded nationally (6%)
The school also scored outstanding results in NCEA with 98% of students achieving University Entrance last year, more than double the national average. In addition, two students gained more than 40 in International Baccalaureate exams - Shellie Hu (40) and May Hang (40).