Academic Competitions

Academic Competitions provide a great opportunity for students to extend their learning beyond the classroom and challenge themselves both academically and personally. This year we have been pleased to see increased participation of many students in academic competitions across different curriculum areas.

English

On Tuesday 31 July, 68 students competed in the UNSW ICAS English Competition. 2018 presented a new format for the competition and this is the first time in many years that Gymea students have participated! Students from across Years 7-10 participated, which is a very impressive effort. We eagerly await these results in a few weeks.

Mathematics

On Thursday 9 August we had 130 of our top Mathematics students from Years 7-12 competing against students from across Australia in the Australian Mathematics Competition. This competition tests student numeracy, problem solving and critical thinking skills through thirty increasingly challenging questions in 75 minutes. In  November, all students will receive a certificate and a report detailing their achievement.

Science

In May we had 33 students from Years 7-10 compete in the Big Science Competition, testing their scientific critical thinking and problem solving skills. This was a 50 minute multiple choice test with questions aligned to the Science Australian Curriculum and student performance compared to state and national averages. Our students did very well with the following noteworthy results:

  • 3 students awarded with a High Distinction
  • 6 students awarded with a Distinction
  • 8 students awarded with a Credit

Computing

In May we had 9 students from Years 7-10 compete in the ICAS Digital Technologies Competition. Our students performed really well with :

  • 3 students awarded with a Distinction
  • 3 students awarded with a Credit.

Congratulations to all participating students for challenging yourselves, competing in an alternative setting and stepping out of your comfort zones to extend your skills and gain feedback on your performance compared to other students across Australia.

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February 2019

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  • English Extension 1 12 Task 1:TASK 1 Imaginative Response and Reflection Year 12
  • Food Technology- 9FT2 Task 5: Yearly Exam Units 3 & 4 Year 9
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  • Preliminary Dance Pilates 11
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  • UOW Discovery Day Year 12
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  • Onstage - Drama Excursion
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  • Yr 12 Pathways Evening Year 12
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  • Technology 7TEA2 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 7
  • Technology 8TEA4 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 8
  • Technology 8TEA6 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 8
  • Callback 2019 11
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  • Technology 8TEA5 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 8
  • Technology 7TEA1 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 7
  • Technology 7TEA3 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 7
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  • Alan Davidson Cricket
  • Drama Task 1:Research Task Year 9
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  • English 8G Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8E Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8A Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 7G Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 7Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 7M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 7A Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
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  • Swimming Carnival Yrs 7-12
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  • Verbal Combat Yrs 7/8
  • English 7M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 9G Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
  • English 9Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
  • English 9E Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
  • English 9A Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
  • English 10G Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 10
  • English 10Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 10
  • English 10M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 10
  • English 10E Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 10
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  • English 9M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
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  • HSC Forum @ Hazelhurst
  • Music 12 MUSIC Task 3:TASK 3A AURAL Year 12
  • Music 11 MUSIC Task 1:1A PERFORMANCE Year 11
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  • Shape 2018 HSC Seminar & Exhibition
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  • Mathematics Advanced Task 2:Investigation Task Year 12
  • Mathematics Standard Task 2:Investigation Task Year 12
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  • Museum of Ancient Cultures Yr 9 &11
  • Ancient History and Forensic Archaeology Excursion Yr 9 Forensics & Yr 11
  • Science Task 1:Electrical Design Year 9
  • Music 8G Task 1:PRACTICAL Year 8
  • Music 8A Task 1:PRACTICAL 8
  • Technology 7TEB6 Task 1:Promotional Prototypes Moodle Test 7

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