At Palmy Boys'
In 2015 PNBHS students earned 31 Scholarships, including three Outstanding Scholarships. Scholarship is the highest secondary school qualification in New Zealand.
Of our 2015 Year 13 students, Dux Literarum Samuel Dobson achieved four Scholarship passes, including an Outstanding Scholarship in Calculus. Hashaam Javed gained three Scholarship passes, including an Outstanding Scholarship in Accounting, while Hayden Washington-Smith achieved an Outstanding Scholarship in English. Bogo Lee, Jake Mayston and Reuben Osborne each gained three Scholarship passes, while Connor Cleland and Cameron Gray passed two Scholarship examinations.
Year 11 student Edward Chen achieved three Scholarship passes.
83.5% of Year 11 students gained NCEA Level 1 (National 73.7%)
13.8% of Year 11 students gained NCEA Level 2 (National 1.3%)
76.7% of Year 12 students gained NCEA Level 2 (National 77.1%)
15.1% of Year 12 students gained NCEA Level 3 (National 1.7%)
69.9% of Year 13 students gained NCEA Level 3 (National 63.8%)
59.8% of Year 13 students gained University Entrance (National 48.1%)
Cambridge International Examinations
Palmerston North Boys’ High School offers assessment in IGCSE level subjects through the Cambridge International Examination programme.
A number of students chose to extend themselves by completing IGCSE physics, biology, chemistry, combined science and mathematics. There were a total of 60 examination entries with 6 A*, 15 A and 26 B grade passes across all subjects. The top performing Year 10 students were Milo Costanza-van den Belt, Jarod Govers, Aidan Holryod, Kaleb Idemaru, Finn Martin, Jack nesdale, Thomas Lieffering, Alistair Keay and Aidan Berkahn, while the highest achieving Year 11 students were Victor van Eyk, Jonas Holman, William Hunter, Stanley Jackson, John Robinson and Finlay McRae.
Massey University Papers
Palmerston North Boys’ High School has developed a positive relationship with Massey University and university papers are taught in a number of subject areas at PNBHS by our staff members.
A total of 30 young men enrolled in 109 Massey University papers, achieving 26 A+, 14 A and 7 A- results. The top performers were Samuel Dobson, with seven A+ grades, which included four stage two papers, Edward Chen who gained four A+ grades (including two stage three papers) and one A, Bogo Lee four A+, two A and an A- grades, and Jake Mayston four A+ grades. Samuel Angel gained three A+ grades and one A and Connor Cleland two A+ and two A grades.