All 171 of our students who completed the year satisfactorily met the requirements of the VCE and we are very proud of them all.

Their results are very impressive. Four of our students achieved a perfect score of 99.95. Twenty eight students (16%) achieved an ATAR of 99 or better, placing them in the top one per cent of the State. Sixty three students (37%) achieved a rank of 95 or better, while 51% of our students achieved a score of 90 or better, placing them in the top ten per cent of the State. Ninety-five percent of our students were in the top 50% of the State. Our median ATAR score was 90.45. These are again extraordinary results and I congratulate our students and their teachers for the hard work they did to achieve them.

 Having said that, it is fitting to recognise the hard work and achievement of our highest scoring students. There were eight perfect study scores across a wide range of subjects: Thomas Bowers (Year 11, Accounting), Aidan Oh (Biology), Ian Chen (Chemistry), William Dai (English), Lachlan Melville (Legal Studies), Divjot Walia (Legal Studies), Joshua Choong (Further Mathematics) and Philip Wang (Year 11, Mathematical Methods). Twenty-six per cent of all study scores were 40 or above, which given that we tend to do the more ‘difficult’ VCE subjects is an excellent result.

 This year the Duces of our School are Ian Chen, Lachlan Doig, James Gunasegaram and Andrew Zeng, all of whom scored 99.95. Our Proxime Accesserunt are Lucas Liu and Oliver Papillo, who each scored 99.90. All six boys were clearly actively involved in the full life of the School and worked very hard at their studies.

A further twenty-two students earned scores of 99 or better. These boys also studied a wide range of subjects and actively involved themselves in the life of the school: Nicholas Browne, Joshua Choong, Joshua Dai, William Dai, Alang Jiang, Ian Kaharudin, Thomas Lee, Kevin Li, Lachlan Melville, Michael Pham, Lachlan Purcell, Justin Qiu, Max Ramm, Dean Roff, Oscar Tong, Jason Tran, Niko Verrios, Divjot Walia, Jason Wang, Roy Wang, Edward Wu and Tianyi Zhou.

I am equally proud of those students whose scores may not make it into newspaper reports or league tables have achieved a score which represents their very best efforts. No score on its own can reveal the story behind a student’s year. Some of our students faced significant issues throughout the course of the year and nevertheless did the very best they could. We should celebrate their achievements as much as we celebrate those of the boys with the top scores. The ATAR is a ranking system and by definition some students cannot obtain as high a rank as others. I am very proud of all of our students who did their best, no matter their score. All students try their best given their ability and the realities of their lives. ATAR numbers will soon be forgotten, but the lessons learned at School, and the values and skills learned here will last forever. We value each one of them, and congratulate them all.

Dr Paul Hicks, Headmaster

Percentages of Study Scores and ATAR Scores

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Median Study Score
35
35
35
35
34
35
Average Study Score
35
35
35
35
34
34.8
Greater than 40
25.8
23.2
24.5
24
17.9
24.5
Median ATAR
90.5
90.1
90.6
90.3
88.6
90.8
Ave ATAR
85.6
84.4
86.4
84.9
83
84.9

Number of Students

ATARs 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
99+
28
23
24
23
9
18
95 - 98.95
35
29
26
40
43
44
90 - 94.95
25
33
33
28
28
24
80 - 89.95
31
35
41
28
38
38
70 - 79.95
28
16
19
26
22
19
60 - 69.95
11
16
10
15
15
14
50 - 59.95
5
8
7
11
7
3
40 - 49.95
2
4
3
2
6
4
Below 40
4
5
1
3
4
4
Total
171
169
165
176
171
168

Cumulative Percentages

ATARs 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
99+
16
14
15
13
5
11
95+
37
31
31
35
30
37
90+
51
50
51
51
46
51
80+
70
71
76
68
68
73
70+
86
80
87
83
81
84
60+
92
90
93
92
90
90
50+
95
95
98
97
94
95
40+
96
97
99
98
98
98