VCE Results

We congratulate our Class of 2021 for their outstanding VCE results. All 167 of our students who completed the year satisfactorily met the requirements of the VCE, and we are very proud of them all.

The results this year are again impressive by any standards – given the conditions of this year, they are extraordinary. This year the Duces of our School are Wilson Zhu and Alex Lew, both of whom scored 99.90. Our Proxime Accessit was Isaac Hui, who scored 99.85. All three boys were actively involved in the full life of the School – although their opportunities were severely curtailed this year! - and worked very hard at their studies.

Ten percent of our students achieved an ATAR of 99 or better, placing them in the top one per cent of the State. Twenty-two percent achieved a rank of 95 or better, and 40% of our students achieved a score of 90 or better, placing them in the top ten per cent of the State. Ninety-six per cent of our students were in the top 50% of the State. Our median ATAR score was 86.93. I am very proud of our students and what they were able to achieve in difficult circumstances and I know that our teachers are proud of them too.

As always, we need to remember that the ATAR is a ranking device, not a score, and by definition, not everyone can be at the top. I am proud of all of our students who did their best, and who have achieved a score that reflects their very best efforts. No score on its own can reveal the story behind a student’s year – and particularly this year. Some of our students faced significant issues throughout 2021 and nevertheless did the very best they could. For some of them, simply achieving their VCE is an incredible and heroic achievement and we should celebrate their achievements as much as we celebrate those of the boys with the top scores. It is impossible to judge the merit of any score without knowing the story of the student. I am very proud of all of our students who did their best, no matter their score. And the longer I am in this role, the more I believe that all students try their hardest in their VCE years, given their abilities and the realities of their lives. As I have said before, ATAR numbers will soon be forgotten, but the lessons learned at School, the resilience developed during this year, and the values and skills learned here will last forever.

I would like once more to publicly acknowledge our remarkable teaching staff who helped our students to achieve these wonderful results. I know that our teachers are very proud of their students, and I am very proud of them. I also congratulate and thank our parents, who have encouraged their sons by supporting them through the ups and downs of an extraordinary VCE.

Congratulations once more to the Class of 2021 on their excellent results. It is pleasing to see that their hard work has been rewarded so generously.

Dr Paul Hicks

Headmaster

Percentages of Study Scores and ATAR Scores

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Median Study Score
33.0
34.0
35
35
35
35
34
Average Study Score
33.4
34.3
35
35
35
35
34
Greater than 40
17.1
21.4
25.8
23.2
24.5
24
17.9
Median ATAR
86.93
90.7
90.5
90.1
90.6
90.3
88.6
Ave ATAR
83.09
85.4
85.6
84.4
86.4
84.9
83

Number of Students

ATARs 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
99+
16
23
28
23
24
23
9
95 - 98.95
20
33
35
29
26
40
43
90 - 94.95
31
31
25
33
33
28
28
80 - 89.95
49
38
31
35
41
28
38
70 - 79.95
17
22
28
16
19
26
22
60 - 69.95
17
12
11
16
10
15
15
50 - 59.95
10
7
5
8
7
11
7
40 - 49.95
4
3
2
4
3
2
6
Below 40
2
3
4
5
1
3
4
Total
167
172
171
169
165
176
171

Cumulative Percentages

ATARs 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
99+
10
13
16
14
15
13
5
95+
22
33
37
31
31
35
30
90+
40
51
51
50
51
51
46
80+
69
73
70
71
76
68
68
70+
80
85
86
80
87
83
81
60+
90
92
92
90
93
92
90
50+
96
97
95
95
98
97
94
40+
98
98
96
97
99
98
98