It's Academic (Australian game show)

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It's Academic
It's Academic (Australia) logo.png
Genre Game show
Presented by Local Hosts
Dan Webb (HSV-7)
Andrew Harwood (ATN-7 & HSV-7)
Sandy Roberts
Alec McAskill (ADS-7)
Jeff Newman (TVW-7)
Revived Version
Simon Reeve (2005-2016)
Starring Revived Version
Lizzy Lovette (2005-2006)
Michelle Lim Davidson (2007-2016)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of series 20
No. of episodes 1,235
Production
Location(s) Various (1968-1978)
Perth, Western Australia (2001-2004)
Sydney, New South Wales (2005–2016)
Running time 30 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original network Network Ten (1968-1969)
Seven Network (1970-1978, 2001–2004 Perth only, 2005-2012)
7TWO (2013-2016)[1][2]
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 1968–1978
2001–2004 (Perth Only)
2005 – 2016
Chronology
Related shows It's Academic

It's Academic is an Australian children's game show currently airing on 7TWO. The show is based on the long-running American version of It's Academic, and pits students from different schools against each other in a test of knowledge covering a number of diverse subjects including English, mathematics, science, geography, sport, music and popular culture.

History[edit]

The show originally aired on Network Ten from 1968 and 1969 being hosted by John Bailey and then on the Seven Network from 1970 to 1978. In the years 2001 to 2004, Seven Perth revived the show, where it was broadcast locally, leading to a national relaunch on 17 October 2005.

The early incarnation of It's Academic was the basis for a series of sketches from The Late Show in which Santo Cilauro, Rob Sitch and Tom Gleisner, who all claimed to have gone to the same school, competed on the program with incredible but humorous incompetence. Coincidentally their sometime collaborator, actor/comedian Magda Szubanski had actually captained a team while a Year 10 student at Siena College in Melbourne, in 1976.

Hosts in the 1970s included Danny Webb (HSV-7),Trevor Sutton (Television Host) BTQ-7 Andrew Harwood (ATN-7 and HSV-7), Sandy Roberts (ADS-7), Alec McAskill (ADS-7), Jeff Newman (TVW-7) and John Bailey. In recent years, Jeff Newman once again hosted Perth's version of It's Academic while Simon Reeve fronts the national version.

The current version features primary school children in Grade 6 aged around 12 years old.

Format[edit]

Original format[edit]

The 1960s-70s version of It's Academic was conducted on an each state basis with episodes featuring teams of three on air contestants with an official fourth as reserve, from each of three different high schools from that state. Contestants were aged around 16 years, in Year Ten at High School. Winning teams would progress through to state semi-finals and finals. In many years, state champion teams met in a national grand finals with competition via 'co-axial cable'. Shows were recorded with large live audiences on Saturdays with school staff representatives supervising the contest.

In early rounds, team captains would 'pick a packet' (a numbered pack of ten questions) from a board of numbered options. Teams could answer these questions with no penalties for incorrect answers but each round was time limited and teams would 'pass' difficult questions to attempt remaining questions before returning to passed questions. All team members could respond to questions; in cases where two answers were given at the same time, the host would ask the captain to confirm the team's response. A 'beat the buzzer' segment and later a video-clip round completed the contest. In 'beat the buzzer', penalties applied for incorrectly anwered questions. In cases of ties, captains would pick tie-breaker packets for their team to answer.

State contestants usually received Schaeffer or Parker pen sets as mementos, with additional prizes (often dictionaries or encyclopedias) awarded to the winning school. In the original series, cash prizes of $500 to each team member were awarded to the state team final winners. National prizes differed but were of a similar financial value.

The pilot and first two years of the Australian series were recorded by Network Ten, on Saturdays, at the North Ryde TEN10 studios in Sydney NSW and also in Victoria. The first two NSW seasons 1968 and 1969 were hosted by John Bailey and both series finals were won by Marist Brothers Eastwood. The show moved to the Seven Network in 1970 and was recorded at the ATN 7 Mobbs Lane studios at Epping NSW, with a new host Andrew Harwood. Marist Brothers Eastwood again made it to the 1970 series final but were defeated on that occasion.

In 1970 an "Its Academic Challenge" series, being an interstate contest of the best teams that did not win the State Finals, was also recorded with team scores, rather than winning, dictating the participants in an interstate 'Challenge' final.

Revived format[edit]

The 2008 version features six new schools every week, the winning schools to reappear later in the season for semi-finals and Grand Finals. Each individual episode features five teams (green, red, blue, yellow and purple), each made up of six members from each school. There is a new feature called the "Clean Sweep" it only occurs when a team answers all questions correct in the first round. The correct answer will award the team with 20 points.

The question rounds consist of a series of 5 aimed at one team only. Players are given five seconds to answer, or longer for a spelling question, and may confer amongst themselves before giving an answer. If two students answer differently at once, the team captain is asked to select one answer.

The Random Spotlight selects a member of the team at 'random'. They are then asked a question about their chosen topic, which can be absolutely anything ranging from academic subjects such as spelling or history, to more specific topics such as capital cities or outer space, to pop culture themed topics.

Unlike the question rounds, Beat the Buzzer is open for all teams to answer. Simon Reeve reads out questions to all contestants, who buzz in to answer. This is the most competitive segment of the show as teams attempt to buzz in before other teams in order to score points (10 per correct question). Beat the Buzzer is a speed round lasting for 45 seconds. If the team answers a question after time is up, the team would not gain or lose 10 points regardless if it's right or wrong.

The information segment was introduced in Season 2. It consists of Lizzy Lovette and later Sally Stanton giving a brief report on a particular topic. Teams are asked a 10-point buzz-in question on the topic to make sure they were listening. Initially the team who correctly answered the question also won the right to be the first team to get their question round, but was later dropped. No points are lost if a team answers the question incorrectly, but will be locked out in the next question. Should this happen, another question would be asked by Reeve for the remaining teams.

In Watch This Space, contestants are shown a one-minute video clip on a certain subject, about which they are then asked three to five questions. All teams compete on the buzzer for the right to answer the questions: 10 points for a correct answer, 10 points off for a wrong answer. In later seasons, after each question, a screen shot from the video clip is shown to the audience that answers the question.

In Unscramble this Picture Puzzle, a 3 by 3 or a 4 by 4 sliding puzzle is shown on the screens, later it became a 5 by 5 sliding puzzle. The puzzle can be a person, a place or an object. When a team buzzes in, the puzzle freezes. The first team to identify the puzzle gets 10 points for their team and the puzzle is instantly revealed to the audience. If they get it wrong, no points are deducted but they get locked out allowing the other teams to answer it. If all three teams fail to identify the puzzle (scrambled or not), no points are given out and the answer is revealed.

The team who answers the Unscramble this Picture Puzzle question on the buzzer has the right to choose one of three topics for Fact or Fiction, a new round in 2006 and get five seconds to make that decision. Reeve then reads five statements about the topic for which schools buzz in to answer. These questions are simply true or false questions, however in this round for some reason they are labeled fact or fiction instead, and answering with "true" or "false" is accepted.

Scoring[edit]

  • Each team begins with 100 points. (When the show first returned in 2005, it was impossible to lose points at any time during the show; this made these 100 points rather useless.)
  • In the individual team question rounds, 10 points are awarded for a correct answer; no points are deducted for a wrong answer.
  • If a contestant correctly answers his or her Random Spotlight question, 20 points are awarded instead of 10; once again, no points are deducted for a wrong answer.
  • In any buzzer rounds, 10 points are awarded for a correct answer, and 10 points are deducted for a wrong answer. When the show was introduced in 2005, no penalties were given for incorrect answers.

The school with the most aggregate points at the end of the week is the winner, progressing to the semi-finals and then the Grand Final. The winning school on any one day does not compete for more points or prizes, and should there be a tie it need not be broken. However, should there be a tie after the week, a tie breaker would be given out for the Friday's teams. The team that gives the correct answer gets 10 points for their team and go through to the next round. An incorrect answer would lose them 10 points and the opposing team go through instead.

Episodes[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of episodes broadcast, participating schools and winning schools from the show. At the end of each season, winning schools from prior episodes are invited back to play in the finals.

Season 1[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Sadleir
1990
Our Lady Queen of Peace
1010
St Michael's
840
Heat 2 Holy Spirit
1630
Birchgrove
1530
Seven Hills
1190
Heat 4 Denistone East
1520
Bert Oldfield Public
1470
Telopea
1260
Heat 5 Carlingford
unknown
St Therese Primary
unknown
Epping North
unknown
Heat 6 St Ambrose
1500
Dundas
1460
Maronite College of the Holy Family
1440
Semi-Final 1 Castle Hill
1st Place
St Gerard's
unknown
St Mark's
unknown
Semi-Final 2 Denistone East
1600
St Ambrose
1520
Carlingford
1410
Semi-Final 3 Sadleir
1760
Balmain
1190
OLH
980
Grand Final Sadleir
1870
Castle Hill
1210
Denistone East
890

Season 2[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Matthew Pearce
1480
St Madeleine's
1410
Castle Cove
1160
Heat 2 Chatswood Public School
1460
MLC Burwood
1450
North Ryde
1360
Heat 3 Quakers Hill East*
1450
Bexley North
1440
St Mary's
1220
Heat 4 Artarmon Public
1570
Rouse Hill
1340
Ramsgate Public
1180
Heat 5 Colyton
1510
St Michael's Lane Cove
1440
Loreta Kirribilli
1370
Heat 6 Putney
1490
Blacktown South
1440
Gordon West
1400
Heat 7 Knox Grammar
1490
Forestville
1390
International
1350
Heat 8 Dural Public
1630
Westmead
1370
St Martha's
1340
Heat 9 Mount Colah
1460
St Patrick's
1390
Sacred Heart
1290
Semi-Final 1 Matthew Pearce
1600
Artarmon Public
1520
Chatswood Public School
1300
Semi-Final 2 Knox Grammar
1630
Colyton Public
1550
Putney Public
1340
Semi-Final 3 Dural Public
1520
Quakers Hill East
1400
Mount Colah
1300
Grand Final Harrington Street Public School (first place) Fairfield West Public School (second place) St Johns Park Public School (third place)

Season 3[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Truscott Street
1390
St Patrick's
1350
Santa Sabina
1300
Heat 4 Redfield
1330
Lynwood Park
1300
Taren Point
1180
Heat 5 *Patrician
1440
Kings Langley
1440
Arden
1330
Heat 7 St Therese
1330
Masada
1320
St Peter's
1220
Grand Final Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield
unknown
[Good Shepherd] Kellyville Public
unknown

Season 4[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 St Euphemia
1400
Mowbray Public
1310
Coogee Boys
1280
Heat 2 Pennant Hills
1680
Holsworthy
1260
Caves Beach
1240
Heat 3 Star of The Sea
1420
Castle Hill
1380
Pacific Hills
1310
Heat 4 Winston Hills
1280
Sadleir
1270
Sule College
1250
Heat 5 Blakehurst
1370
Beresford Road
1360
Warrawee
1340
Heat 6 Waverley College
1510
Northern Beaches
1280
OLR ST Mary
1270
Heat 7 St Gertrude's
1380
Oxford Falls Grammar
1350
Meriden Junior
1300
Heat 8 Sacred Heart Mosman
1290
Parramatta
1280
Athelstane
1070
Heat 9 Cranbrook School
1470
Roseville College
1430
St Aloysius Cronulla
1200
Semi-Final 1 St Euphemia
1300
Winston Hills
1280
Cranbrook
1250
Semi-Final 2 Pennant Hills
1410
Waverley College
1290
St Gertrude's
1240
Semi-Final 3 Our Lady Star of the Sea
1400
Blakehurst
1260
Sacred Heart Mosman
1200
Grand Final Pennant Hills Public School
1430
Our Lady Star of the Sea
1420
St Euphemia College School
1180

Season 5[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Narellan Public
1410
Bethel Christian Academy
1220
Holy Family Primary
1210
Heat 2 St Spyridon College
1520
St Mels Primary
1310
St Marys
1280
Heat 3 Al Zahra
1350
Camden South
1240
Maitland Public
1190
Heat 4 Alexandria Park
1380
O.L.M.C
1340
Covenant
1280
Heat 5 SCECGS Redlands
1440
Ryde East
1330
Barnier Public
1270
Heat 6 West Pennant Hills
1450
Ellison Public
1240
Al Noori
1210
Heat 7 Kensington
1490
Berowra
1400
Eastwood
1360
Heat 8 Marsden Road
1430
St Pauls Apostle
1370
St Pius X
1360
Heat 9 Strathfield South
1430
Widemere
1300
St Kevins
1280
Semi-Final 2 Alexandria Park
1480
St Spyridon
1330
Narellan Public
1190
Semi-Final 3 Strathfield South
1430
Kensington
1270
Marsden Road
1230
Grand Final Strathfield South
1480
West Pennant Hills
1390
Alexandria Park
1200

Season 6[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Rockdale*
1330
St Marks
1320
Riverview
1250
Heat 2 St Josephs
1270
Mascot Public
1150
Ruse Public
1150
Heat 3 Wattle Grove
1210
Cambletown East
1070
Crown Street
1050
Heat 4 Jannali Public
1270
Leura Public
1210
Parklea Public
1180
Heat 5 Hazelbrook*
1280
Winston Heights
1270
Clemton Park
1230
Heat 6 Sutherland Shire
1360
Narrabeen Lakes
1290
Glenmore Road
1190
Heat 7 Narellan Vale
1340
Bilgola Plateau
1250
Penrith Christian
1140
Heat 8 Burnside
1290
William Stimson
1280
AIA
1130
Heat 9 St Luke's Grammar
1290
Beaumont Hills
1230
Maitland Christian
4080
Semi-Final 2 Jannali Public
1280
Burnside Public
1160
Narellan Vale Public
1140
Semi-Final 3 Hazelbrook
1390
Sutherland Shire
1360
St Josephs
1330
Grand Final Hazelbrook Public
1330
St Luke's Grammar
1280
Jannali Public
1220

Season 7[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Woollahra
1540
Avalon
1350
Bexley North
1260
Heat 2 St Joseph's
1340
Soldiers Point
1230
St Felix
1220
Heat 3 St Andrews
1350
Mater Dai
1340
Shelly Public
1260
Heat 4 Hunter Christian
1420
Narrabeen North
1210
Liverpool Public
1330
Heat 5 Mona Vale
1420
CCAS
1340
Bonnet Bay
1230
Heat 6 Wentworth Falls
1360
Loreto Kirribilli
1340
William Clarke
1240
Heat 7 Wilkins Public
1540
Oakhill Drive
1370
John Warby
970
Heat 8 Blaxland East
1280
Double Bay
1180
Maria Regina
1170
Heat 9 St Mary St Mina
1440
Maronite College of the Holy Family
1230
TWPS
1140
Semi Final 1 St Mary St Mina
1410
Blaxland
1400
Mona Vale
1380
Semi Final 2 Woollahra
1460
St Joseph's
1420
Hunter Christian
1320

Season 8[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Yagoona Public
1400
Prouille
1360
Panania Public
1190
Heat 2 Georges Hall
1490
Blaxcell Street
1460
Ermington West
1140
Heat 3 OLOR
1420
Cecil Hills
1180
St Francis
1030
Heat 4 Scots College
1440
Macquarie Fields
1360
Norwest
1180
Heat 5 Pymble Ladies College
1450
Quakers Hill
1420
Busby West
1030
Heat 6 Cammaray
1500
Northcross
1320
Cobbity
1130
Grand Final Pymble Ladies College
1390
Georges Hall Public
1350
Ironbark Ridge Public
1220

Season 9[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Oatley West Public
1470
Gwynneville Public
1280
Blaxland Public
1190
Heat 2 Normanhurst Public
1390
Rosehill Public
1350
Bald Face Public
1240
Heat 3 Malek Fahd Islamic
1480
Birrong Public
1240
Unity Grammar
1100
Heat 4 Caddies Creek Public
1320
Glenwood Public
1260
Windsor Public
1170
Heat 5 Manly West Public
1410
St Francis of Assisi
1320
Revesby Public
1170
Heat 6 Penrith Anglican College
1310
Turramurra North Public
1300
Hannans Road Public
1020
Heat 7 Toongabbie Public
1480
Neutral Bay Public
1440
Matraville Soldiers Settlement Public
1150
Heat 8 Connells Point Public
1450
Tyndale Christian
1290
Briar Road Public
1070
Heat 9 Loftus Public
1230
Killara Public
1200
Oakville Public
1150
Semifinal 1 Malek Fahd Islamic
1410
Caddies Creek Public
1320
Manly West Public
1270
Semifinal 2 Toongabbie Public
1360
Normanhurst Public
1270
Loftus Public
1140
Semifinal 3 Connells Point Public
1420
Oatley West Public
1370
Penrith Anglican College
1240
Grand Final Connells Point Public
1350
Malek Fahd Islamic
1260
Toongabbie Public
1250

Season 10 (Summer Series)[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Oatley West Public
250
Gwynneville Public
230
Blaxland Public
210
Heat 2 Bald Face Public
260
Rosehill Public
250
Normanhurst Public
240
Heat 3 Birrong Public
290
Malek Fahd Islamic School
230
Unity Grammar
190
Heat 4 Glenwood Public
330
Windsor Public
210
Caddies Creek Public
180
Heat 5 St Francis of Assisi
290
Manly West Public
270
Revesby Public
180
Heat 7 Toongabbie Public
290
Neutral Bay Public
260
Matraville Soldiers Settlement Public
230
Heat 8 Briar Road Public
280
Connells Point Public
270
Tyndale Christian
190
Heat 9 Killara Public
230
Loftus Public
220
Oakville Public
210
Semifinal 1 Glenwood Public
240
Toongabbie Public
220
Penrith Anglican College
220
Semifinal 2 Gwynneville Public
230
Briar Road Public
210
St Francis of Assisi
210
Semifinal 3 Bald Face Public
310
Birrong Public
260
Killara Public
260
Grand Final Gwynneville Public
440
Bald Face Public
430
Glenwood Public
360

Season 11[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Lane Cove Public
1420
Berala Public
1250
Bangor Public
1170
Heat 2 All Saints Grammar
1290
Balgowlah Heights Public
1170
Willoughby Public
1170
Heat 3 North Rocks Public
1380
Greenwich Public
1300
Newtown North Public
1230
Heat 4 Burwood Public*
1300
Sadleir Public
1300
Baulkham Hills North Public
1260
Heat 5 Mosman Church of England Prep
1510
Lindfield East Public
1280
Botany Public
1040
Heat 6 Gymea Bay Public
1280
Five Dock Public
1210
Green Valley Public
1070
Heat 7 Erskineville Public
1280
Harrington Park Public
1190
St Joachims Primary
1120
Heat 8 Tharawal Public
1240
Burraneer Bay Public
1220
Forest Lodge Public
1130
Heat 9 Bankstown Public Alex Mac
1430
Kent Road Public
1270
Kirrawee Public
1220
Semifinal 1 North Rocks Public
1470
Mosman Church Of England Prep
1350
All Saints Grammar
1200
Semifinal 2 Erskineville Public
1340
Lane Cove Public
1300
Burwood Public
1290
Semifinal 3 Gymea Bay Public
1400
Bankstown Public
1360
Tharawal Public
1140
Grand Final North Rocks Public
1320
Erskineville Public
1270
Gymea Bay Public
1270

Series 12[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Hornsby Heights Public
1510
Prairievale Public
1450
St. Bernadette's Primary
1190
Heat 2 St. Andrew's
1280
Belmore North Public
1260
Sydney Adventist College
1240
Heat 3 Harrington St. Public
?
Liverpool Public
?
Sadleir Public
?
Heat 4 St. Patrick's of Sutherland Primary
1510
Glenfield Public
1400
Dave French's wonder squad
1180
Heat 5 Casula Public
1430
St. Monica's Primary
1290
Wentworthville Public
1210
Heat 6 Calare Public
1390
Galilee Primary
1360
Mary Immaculate Primary
1260
Heat 7 Berowra Public
1600
St. Aloysius Primary
1310
Turramurra Public
1280
Heat 8 Earlwood Public
1430
South Coogee Public
1310
Iqra Grammar
1120
Heat 9 Hurstville Public
1420
Murray Farm Public
1390
Lansvale Public
1350
Semi-Final 1 Calare Public
1420
St. Andrew's
1320
Hornsby Heights Public
1200
Semi-Final 2 Casula Public
1480
Harrington St. Public
1370
Berowra Public
Semi-Final 3 Hurstville Public
1500
Earlwood Public
1370
St. Patrick's of Sutherland Primary
1300
Grand Final Casula Public
1460
Hurstville Public
1340
Calare Public
1210

Season 13[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 6 Crestwood Public
1460
Woolooware Public
1250
Hunters Hill Public
1170
Heat 7 West Ryde Public
1430
St. Bernard's Primary
1240
Bonnyrigg Heights Public
1100
Heat 8 St. Charbel's College
1240
Sylvania Heights Public
1110
Leppington Public
1110
Heat 9 St. Finbar's Primary
1360
York Public
1330
Mar Narsai Assyrian College
1070
Semi-Final 1 Crestwood Public
1310
Cessnock West Public
1240
St. Agatha's Primary
1130
Semi-Final 2 St Johns Park Public
1310
Hurstville South Public
1300
St. Charbel's College
1260
Semi-Final 3 West Ryde Public
1330
Beverly Hills North Public
1260
St. Finbar's Primary
1240
Grand Final Crestwood Public
1440
St Johns Park Public
1390
West Ryde Public
1170

Season 14[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 2 Haberfield Public Croydon Public Hebersham Public
Heat 4 Pymble Public


Heat 5 St. Michael's Primary
1390
Brighton Le Sands Public
1310
Glendenning Public
1190
Heat 6 Kingsgrove Public
1520
Caringbah North Public
1510
Hassal Grove Public
1350
Heat 8 Sutherland Public
1530
Our Lady Help of Christians
1320
Coogee Public
1210
Heat 9 Stanmore Public
1370
Balgowlah North Public
1320
Carlton South Public
1230
Semi-Final 1 St. Michael's Primary
1460
Sutherland Public
1410
St. Patrick's College
1370
Semi-Final 2 Leumeah Public
1450
Bellevue Hill Public
1410
Stanmore Public
1190
Semi-Final 3 Kingsgrove Public
1380
Haberfield Public
1300
Pymble Public
1290
Grand Final Leumeah Public
1530
St. Michael's Primary
1330
Kingsgrove Public
1260

Season 15[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Northmead Public
1300
St. Francis of Assisi Primary
1240
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Primary
1210
Heat 2 Peakhurst Public
1410
Ashbury Public
1280
Warragamba Public
1130
Heat 3 Minchinbury Public
1240
St. Anthony's Primary
1230
Ilawong Public
1210
Heat 4 Chisholm Catholic Primary
1230
Eastern Creek Public
1200
Gordon East Public
1130
Heat 5 Samuel Gilbert Public
1510
Windsor Park Public
1140
Yarrawarrah Public
990
Heat 6 Newington College
1380
Cronulla South Public
1350
Como West Public
1140
Heat 8 Marayong South Public
1370
Hornsby South Public
1250
Curl Curl North Public
1190
Heat 9 Hornsby North Public
1290
Rydalemere East Public
1230
William Carey Christian
1180
Semi-Final 1 Hornsby North Public
1400
Marayong South Public
1380
Samuel Gilbert Public
1020
Semi-Final 3 Newington College
1370
Northmead Public
1320
Chisholm Catholic Primary
1100
Grand Final Hornsby North Public
1470
Newington College
1400
Wideview Public
1060

Season 16[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 Chester Hill Public
1430
Bargo Public
1230
Hillsborough Public
1170
Heat 2 Penshurst West Public
1390
Padstow Park Public
1290
Kurrajong Public
1200
Heat 3 Clairgate Public
1300
St. Christopher's Primary
1260
Henry Fulton Public
1190
Heat 4 Mosman Public
1540
Cabramatta Public
1330
Camden Public
1080
Heat 5 Peakhurst West Public
1340
Nouméa Public
1190
Kenthurst Public
1170
Heat 6 Campbelltown Public
1230
St. Thomas Catholic Primary
1200
Austral Public
1110
Heat 7 St. Mary's Primary
1350
Dalmeny Public
1320
Rutherford Public
1240
Heat 8 Thornton Public
1360
St. Brendan's Catholic Primary
1200
St. Joseph's Primary
1080
Heat 9 Fairfield West Public
1460
Broughton Anglican College
1250
St. Jerome's Primary
1210
Semi-Final 1 Mosman Public
1290
Thornton Public
1230
Clairgate Public
1150
Semi-Final 2 Peakhurst West Public
1430
St. Mary's Primary
1390
Chester Hill Public
1130
Semi-Final 3 Penshurst West Public
1310
Fairfield West Public
1250
Campbelltown Public
1240
Grand Final Penshurst West Public
1350
Peakhurst West Public
1330
Mosman Public
1230

Season 18[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 5 Holy Family Primary
1260
Fairvale Public
1220
Plumpton Public
1220
Heat 6 Lucas Heights Community
1230
Banksmeadow Public
1160
Lethbridge Park Public
1140
Heat 7 Dubbo Public
1250
Dapto Public
1220
Tighes Hill Public
1160
Heat 8 New Lambton Public
1470
Robert Townson Public
1220
St. Mary's Primary
1100
Heat 9 Beecroft Public
1560
St. Joseph's Primary
1260
Werrington County Public
1210
Semi-Final 1 Beecroft Public
1450
Smithfield Public
1320
Lucas Heights Community
1130
Semi-Final 2 Greystanes Public
1550
Holy Family Primary
1100
Mount Druitt Public
1080
Semi-Final 3 New Lambton Public
1490
Lindfield Public
1280
Dubbo Public
1220
Grand Final Greystanes Public
1510
Beecroft Public
1380
New Lambton Public
1350

Season 19[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 7 Parramatta West Public
1260
Eastwood Heights Public
1190
Georges River Grammar
1090

Season 20[edit]

Episode First Place Second Place Third Place
Heat 1 St. Luke's Primary
1510
Mimosa Public
1250
Bennett Road Public
1070
Heat 2 Hinchinbrook Public
1420
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary
1220
Hilltop Road Public
1160
Heat 3 St. Charles Primary
1390
St. Matthew's Catholic Primary
1290
St. Patrick's Primary
1130
Heat 4 Sutherland Shire Christian
1450
William Stimson Public School
1270
Henry Fulton Public
1090
Heat 5 Lynwood Park Public
1500
Santa Sabina College Strathfield
1410
Alfords Point Public
1090
Heat 6 Waitara Public
1520
Seaforth Public
1240
Harcourt Public
1200
Heat 7 Maroubra Junction Public
1380
St. Michael's Catholic Primary
1130
Werrington Public
1080
Heat 8 International Grammar School Ultimo
1430
Dundas Public
1340
Canley Heights Public
1320
Heat 9 Pacific Hills Christian
1340
St. Kevin's Catholic Primary
1280
Warrawee Public
1200
Semi-Final 1 Sutherland Shire Christian
1420
Lynwood Park Public
1300
St. Charles Primary
1270
Semi-Final 2 Waitara Public
1570
St. Luke's Primary
1330
Hinchinbrook Public
1260
Semi-Final 3 International Grammar School Ultimo
1430
Pacific Hills Christian
1430
Maroubra Junction Public
1280
Grand Final Waitara Public
1460
International Grammar School Ultimo
1330
Sutherland Shire Christian
1310

Notes[edit]

  • Heat 3 of Season 2 ended in a tie. A student from Quakers Hill East Public answered correctly so they made it to the semi-finals.
  • Heat 5 of Season 3 ended in a tie. A student from Kings Langley answered incorrectly so Patrician made it to the semi-finals.
  • Heat 1 of Season 6 ended in a tie. A student from Rockdale Public answered correctly so they made it to the semi-finals.
  • Heat 5 of Season 6 ended in a tie. A student from Hazelbrook Public answered correctly so they made it to the semi-finals.
  • Heat 4 of Season 11 ended in a tie. A student from Burwood answered correctly so they made it to the semi-finals.
  • Heat 3 of Season 12 ended in a tie. Harring Street Public answered correctly to progress to the semi-finals.
  • Semi-Final 3 of Season 20 ended in a tie. A student from Pacific Hills Christian School answered incorrectly, so International Grammar School Ultimo progressed to the grand final.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's Academic". yahoo.com. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Show Info: It's Academic". au.tv.yahoo.com. 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 

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