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Westlake Boys Celebrates Best Ever Academic Results

On Friday 21st February Westlake Boys’ High School staged its annual Scholars’ Assembly celebrating another year of outstanding academic results. 2013 was the school’s best academic year ever for both NCEA as well as Cambridge Examinations results. 97% of students passed either Level 1 or IGCSE in Year 11; 95% did the same in Year 12 and 93% in Year 13. 125 Scholarships were awarded to 59 scholars. There were six national Outstanding Scholars placing Westlake Boys students in the top 60 of all students in the country.
Westlake Boys’ High School was one of only four schools in New Zealand to achieve over 100 Scholarships. This feat places Westlake Boys alongside two other boys’ schools, Wellington Boys’ and Auckland Grammar, as one of the top three Scholarship schools in the country.
Westlake Boys’ highest academic honour was awarded to Samir Walsh when he was named Dux for 2013. Sam showed a rare breadth of ability in achieving two Outstanding Scholarships in Economics and Media Studies as well as Scholarships in English, Statistics and Geography, a Top In New Zealand result for Cambridge A Level Economics and four Grade A*(over 90%) passes in his Cambridge International A Level Examinations.
2013 Head Boy Jesse Medcalf was named 2013 Proxime Accessit, realising a record seven Scholarships. On top of all the extra work his student leadership role required, Jesse managed to attain an Outstanding Scholarship in History and Scholarships in English, Art History, Media, Economics, Classical Studies and Physical Education as well as three Grade A* and one Grade A pass in his Cambridge A Level exams.
Other Outstanding Scholars were Kevin Howe with Outstanding Scholarships in Biology and Chemistry,  Scholarships in English and Media Studies and 1 A*, 2 A and 1 B passes at Cambridge A Level; Zi Cong Wang with an Outstanding Scholarship in Classical Studies, Scholarships in English, Art History, Media and History and 3 A* passes at Cambridge A Level; Samuel Lie with an Outstanding Scholarship in Chemistry, Scholarships in English, Calculus, Statistics and Media Studies and two A* and two A passes at Cambridge A Level and James Rankin who achieved an Outstanding Scholarship in Physical Education, Scholarships in English, Art History, Media, Economics and Classical Studies as well as three A* passes at Cambridge A Level.

Three Top in the World Results for Westlake Students

Ten Westlake Boys’ High School students accomplished exceptional results in the 2013 Cambridge International Examinations including three Top in the World and six Top in New Zealand subject results.  Their achievements were recognised at the Association of Cambridge Schools in New Zealand annual dinner that took place at Westlake on Thursday 20th February.
Jared Grove   A Level    Physical Education    Top of the World
Sam Walsh     A Level    Economics        Top of New Zealand
Jack Meng     A Level    Applied ICT        Top of the World
Benedict Lie    IGCSE    Foreign Language     High Achievement      Mandarin Chinese
Carl Bennett    IGCSE    Information & Comm-    Top of New Zealand     unication Technology
Daniel Lee    IGCSE     History     Top of the World
Greg Vukets     IGCSE     First Language English    Top of New Zealand
Ihtishaam Muhammed    IGCSE    Foreign Language French    Top of New Zealand
Logan Hunt    IGCSE    Physical Education    Top of New Zealand
Riley Cahill    IGCSE    Business Studies    Top of New Zealand

by Channel Editorial

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