Academic Achievement

While still retaining the best of the school's traditions and values we incorporate into the curriculum subjects and methods of teaching which enrich the education of today's young women. We aim not only to equip them for these learning environments but also to engender a love for learning which is life-long.

We offer the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). This qualification is internationally recognised and ensures students are well prepared for their future studies. Our qualified students gain entry to overseas universities including Yale, Brown, Cologne, Tokyo, Australian National University, and Universities of New South Wales, Sydney, Melbourne and Monash. Many of these students have gained NCEA results impressive enough to be awarded scholarships to attend these overseas universities.

Teachers at EGGS have the highest level of expertise and experience with NCEA. Many are involved at a national level of curriculum development.

We are proud to say our NCEA results consistently show high levels of achievement across the board. This is important to us, as we want students to feel confident in having an education that allows them to pursue all their passions in life.

In 2023 pass rates for EGGS students were:

  • Level 3 - 85.1%
  • Level 2 - 83.9%
  • University Entrance - 75.7%

These figures can be seen in the following graph.

NCEA graph for website 2024

Qualification endorsements

Merit and Excellence grades influence the ranked scores used in university entry, so in Year 13 endorsements are especially important. We secured a high rate of endorsement at Level 3 in 2023, which has ensured our students are placed into very competitive degree courses.

In 2023, EGGS students performed very well in Certificate Endorsements at all levels.

Endorsement graph for website 2024

New Zealand Scholarship

In 2023 EGGS students gained a total of 66 Scholarships including 6 awarded at Outstanding level. These scholarships were spread across 22 subjects, showing a depth of achievement at the highest level across a broad range of curriculum areas.

School Awards and Scholarships

Click here for Foundation Awards and Scholarships.

  • Akoranga Cup
  • Albert / Eden Cup
  • Blakey Shield
  • Carol Ayers Memorial Prize
  • Cup for the most Enthusiastic Student
  • Dr Kidd Memorial Prize for Latin
  • Dux
  • Einstein Award
  • Epsom House Head Prefect
  • Epsom House Prize for Achievement
  • Florence Patterson Memorial Prize
  • Frances Colby Award
  • Gae Griffiths Award for All-round Excellence at Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11
  • Head Prefect Award
  • Hilda Chenery Scholarship
  • Isobel Ziman Memorial Prize
  • Joy Carter Prize for Chemistry
  • Kaha Award
  • Kate Atcheson Memorial Prize for History
  • Kathleen Mandeno Scholarship
  • Lediard Prize for Practical Biology
  • Lillian Matches Prize
  • M E Freeman Prize for Mathematics
  • Madeline Gunn Cup
  • Memorial Prize for Mathematics
  • New Zealand Institute of Physics Prize
  • Penny Le Couteur Prize
  • Prize for Deputy Games Captain
  • Prize for Deputy Head Prefect
  • Prize for Poetry
  • Prize for Prose
  • Prize for Service to Te Reo Korero
  • Prize for Service to the Kapahaka Group
  • Proxime Accessit
  • Rudall/Holmden Scholarship
  • Student Council Cup
  • Taylor Cup
  • Te Ropu Wero Cup
  • Verna Dowdle Award for Participation and Leadership in Arts and Culture
  • Victor Macky Memorial Cup for Service to School Sport
  • Woolf Fisher Memorial Scholarship