Outstanding NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship results for Dilworth in 2020

Despite the challenges and disruptions in 2020, senior students at Dilworth performed well in the 2020 NCEA external examinations and New Zealand Scholarship Exams. Dilworth’s NCEA results have consistently been above national averages and on par with some of the best performing schools in the country. 

Last year, all (100%) of the Year 13 students who completed the 2020 academic year gained attained NCEA Level 3. The pass rate for NCEA Level 2 was 97.5% and 96.5% for NCEA Level 1.

Deputy Principal – Curriculum, Steve Bushell said, “When the NCEA results came out last month, it was good to see that Dilworth boys rose to the challenge and gained some very good NCEA results. 83.3% of the 2020 Year 13 cohort gained University Entrance which is a Dilworth record. This compares with just 43.8% of Year 13 boys across New Zealand.”

Further to this, the recently released New Zealand Scholarship Examination results showed that a total of 18 subject scholarships were achieved at Dilworth in 2020. This is one more than the previous year and is another new record for Dilworth. A total of 11 different boys gained scholarships in 10 different subjects. Three of these scholarships were outstanding scholarships which are awarded to just 0.3% of students. The New Zealand Scholarship awards are highly prestigious as they require high-level critical thinking and are designed to challenge the very best students. 

There were a number of key highlights from the New Zealand Scholarship results for 2020. Year 13 student Jerry Mataia was the top New Zealand scholar in Music and Year 13 student and 2020 Dux Henry Wang achieved a total of six scholarship awards including one outstanding scholarship.

This was also the first year that a Dilworth student received a scholarship award for DVC and for Physical Education (P.E). More impressively, the recipient of the P.E scholarship award was a Year 11 student, Kiah Young. The scholarship recipient for Statistics was Year 12 student Dhruva Trivedi who also received a scholarship award for Statistics in Year 11.

Year 12 student Johnny Nguyen also received an outstanding scholarship for Classical Studies.

Dilworth Headmaster, Dan Reddiex said he was delighted with the increased proportion of students who are exploring their academic capability and stretching themselves to embrace personal excellence. "While good progress is being made, more excellence endorsements and scholarships are well within the grasp and ability of the current and future Dilworth cohorts." 

Congratulations to all the Dilworth New Zealand Scholarship recipients:

Henry Wang – Physics (Outstanding), Music, English, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Calculus

Jerry Mataia – Music (Top student in the country)
Benjamin Jennings-Sio – Music
David Cheiban – Music
Vincent Abellera – Music
Johnny Nguyen – Classical Studies (Outstanding)
Tyrane Beazley – Classical Studies
George Wells – Classical Studies, Calculus
Thomas Nguyen – Classical Studies, DVC
Dhruva Trivedi (Year 12) – Statistics
Kiah Young (Year 11) – P.E


February 15, 2021