Gregory Terrace has a tradition of striving for excellence in the classroom and for celebrating academic achievement. This spirit of striving and application has seen Gregory Terrace’s academic performance remain consistently high. The 2020 Senior cohort continued the College's legacy of outstanding results under the new Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) system. Just as strong results are recognised, so too is improvement and students being the ‘best that they can be’.
We have an innovative and progressive school structure and superb campus facilities that reflect both significant planning and research into the education of young men as well as our College Mission.
Student performance is tracked from entry to exit, through a detailed examination and assessment process, providing students, staff and parents with pertinent information on the effectiveness of study habits. Terrace offers a wide-ranging and relevant curriculum and by Years 11 and 12, our students have honed a course of subjects, designed and moderated by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, appropriate to them. This diversity of opportunity can be seen in our range of faculties.
Academic medals continue to be a prized accolade for our students. The highest achievers in each Senior cohort - those who attain an ATAR of 99 or above (equivalent to an OP1) - receive the Scholars' Medal, a replica of the historic Buchanan Medal awarded in the early years of the College. In 2020, the first year of the ATAR program, 15 students received a medal, with four of those among only 30 students in Queensland to achieve an ATAR of 99.95, the highest possible score.
The Laurence Healy Memorial Prize, The Blessed Edmund Rice Award for the Dux of the College, our premier academic award, is presented each year at the Scholars' Assembly, where the College recognises its most academically successful students from the previous year.
Gregory Terrace has also produced 18 Rhodes Scholars.
Our Academic Programs are overseen and administered by the Dean of Studies - Mr Mason Hellyer.