It seems having the name Stella puts you in good stead. Two years in a row our Dux has been called Stella. Congratulations to Stella G, who generated an ATAR of 96.75, making her our Dux for 2018. Last year Stella B was our Dux with an ATAR of 95.2.
This year has seen an improvement in the top end of our ATAR results, compared to last year. There has been an increase in the percentage of students achieving ATARS in the 80s and 90s.
Stella was closely followed by Anouk G-M with an ATAR of 95.05. Other students achieving ATARs in the 90s are: David C with an ATAR of 94.45, Kitty F with an ATAR of 92.15 and Luca I with an ATAR of 90.5.
Students achieving ATARs in the 80s include: Daniel B, Paddy G, Lillian G, Finn H, Gabriel J, Greta M, and Maddy M S-B, Angus N and Milly P.
Our students continue to perform well above state average. 8% of students achieved an ATAR in the 90s, 23% of students achieved an ATAR in the 80s and above, 37% of students achieved an ATAR in the 70s and above, 52% of students achieved an ATAR in the 60s and 74% of students achieved an ATAR of 50 and above.
Exciting stories are coming through from students who have already received guaranteed and provisional offers for tertiary courses. Delphi K M received an early offer to study paramedicine at ACU due to her community work. Mark L-G and Iggy L-J have both received early offers for courses at La Trobe due to their community contributions outside of school.
Our English results continue to be very pleasing and were strong across the board,with students achieving study scores in the 40s and high 30s. Our mean score for English is 32, which is above state average.
Stella achieved study scores in the 40s for English, Media and Studio Arts. Anouk also achieved study scores in the 40s for English, Extended Investigation and Legal Studies. Our highest study scores of 47 (top 1% of the state) were achieved by Stella for Studio Arts and Maddy M S-B for VET Community Services.
Other students achieving study scores in the 40s include:
David C for Mathematical Methods, Massimo C-P (Yr 11) for Psychology, Finn H for English, Luca I for Extended Investigation and Chiharu V for Media.
Students studying Extended Investigation continue to perform strongly, with a mean score of 37.
We send our hearty congratulations to our VCE students on their results and wish all our Year 12 students the very best as they now make changes to their tertiary preferences and await their offers in January.
Acting Assistant Principal
Pathways and Community Leader