Dean of Studies
Gregory Terrace’s commitment to classroom learning and the significance placed on the College’s Academic program continues to be rewarded with the achievements of its students across many areas of educational endeavour.
The dedication of our teachers across all faculties, the care and attention applied to the delivery of curriculum, the exams and assessment process and the continued support from our parent body allow us to benchmark our goal of excellence in teaching and learning.
In 2020, 15 Senior students received an ATAR of 99.00 or above (OP1 equivalent), and four students received the highest possible score of 99.95 (only 30 students in the state achieved this score). The Senior class obtained a median ATAR of 91.65 (equivalent to an OP5) and 32% of students achieved an ATAR above 95 (OP 1-4).
Reporting to parents occurs four times during the year. Both Term 3 and Term 4 reports have data around students’ cumulative results. Electronic tracking of students’ results continues through our database.
Staff tutoring beyond school hours remains a hallmark of studies at Terrace, with a dedicated mentoring week focus each term.
Organisation, often a challenge for many students, is just one of the topics addressed at Terrace. The use of the School Diary, in which students are encouraged to document time spent on homework and study as well as the Term Planner, are very useful resources to enhance organisational skills.
Our curriculum continues to evolve and develop through the use of a higher order thinking framework. This pedagogical approach allows for consistency and fluency across year levels. Through all that we do and facilitate in the Studies Office, our driving goal is within our College Mission Statement - “We seek excellence in teaching and learning with a commitment to curriculum, renewal and academic challenge”.