Point perfection for Trinity School Captain in International Baccalaureate

In 2015 Trinity Grammar School had their largest ever cohort undertake the International Baccalaureate (IB), achieving the schools third best result on record. The Trinity results placed among the best of all the IB schools in NSW and the ACT as well as some of the finest in Australia.

One student, Tom Dickinson, was one of 82 students globally to obtain a perfect score of 45 points, which is equivalent to the top Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 99.95, in the November session of the examination.

These results place Tom in the exclusive company of 31 other students in Australia who achieved a perfect score. “I was never expecting a perfect score, I am so delighted,” Tom said. “It was tough, but thankfully I had the support of my family and teachers at Trinity Grammar School to make it a reality.”

The world average IB score of 30.98 was comfortably passed, with Trinity receiving an average overall score of 38 (equal to an ATAR of 96.7).

“It was the breadth of opportunities offered at Trinity combined with the ongoing encouragement that really helped me to realise my potential, and reflect the true value of my education at the School,” he continued.

Along with his Captaincy duties, Tom was a member of the Berea Christian Leadership Group, Charity and Community Committee, Concert Band and Symphonic Wind Band, Ngurra-Kurlu Indigenous Group, Peer Support and the Trinity Cultural Awareness Group. He excelled in Basketball, Track and Field, Rugby and Snowsports and also won the Year 12 IB Film Prize.

“I have learnt much about the meaning of leadership through my appointment as School Captain at Trinity,” he said. “Through the mentorship I received, I was able to pursue my co-curricular interests, perform leadership duties and apply myself academically to achieve success in the IB.”

Trinity Grammer School IB Director Peter Goetze said the program was well known for providing holistic international education. “The IB programme is a rigorous academic programme renowned for providing a broad and well-rounded international education. Tom’s achievements, both inside and outside the classroom, are a great testament to the success of the programme’s philosophy,” Mr Goetze said.

“His outstanding commitment and leadership throughout his tenure as School Captain were supported by the many authentic learning experiences available through the Trinity IB education, which in turn, have inspired creativity, collaboration and dedication in others.”

Trinity established the IB programme in NSW in 1998 and delivers the widest range of IB and HSC subject choices within the State. The School strives to reach academic success and has consistently maintained its high standard since the inception of the programme.

Words: Brigid Auchettl


Trinity Grammar School is an Anglican day and boarding school for boys with its Preparatory School (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6) […]

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