All 172 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 impressive by any standards – given the conditions of this year, they are extraordinary. Three of our students achieved a perfect score of 99.95. Twenty-three students (13%) achieved an ATAR of 99 or better, placing them in the top one per cent of the State. Fifty-six students (33%) 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-seven percent of our students were in the top 50% of the State.  Our median ATAR score was 90.65. These results, so similar to last year’s, are extraordinary, and are a great credit to our students and their teachers, who worked so closely with them, delivering their programs in new and innovative ways. I congratulate them all.

Chemistry, English Language, English (3), Mathematical Methods and Visual Communication Design. Twenty-one per cent of all study scores were 40 or higher, which given that we tend to do the more ‘difficult’ VCE subjects, is also an excellent result.  

This year the Duces of our School are Tory Crosgrove, Jamie Garnham, and Ryan Tam, all of whom scored 99.95 – the highest possible score. Our Proxime Accesserunt was Matthew Wu, who scored 99.90. All four boys were actively involved in the full life of the School (although their opportunities were severely curtailed this year!) and they worked very hard at their studies.

A further nineteen 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: Thomas Bowers, Arman Cakmakcioglu, Rhys Campbell, Hongyi Chen, Daniel Duong, Kaelan Fraser, Christopher Golz, Haotian Huang, Nhan Anh Le, Matthew Lim, Hao Liu, Emmanuel Marcus, William Murray, Thomas Ng, Aidan Oh, Jack Schwenk, Yijie Song, Philip Wang, Yixu Wang.

As always, we need to remember that the ATAR is a ranking device, and by definition, not everyone can be at the top.  I am equally proud of those students whose scores will not make it into newspaper reports or league tables, but who achieved a score which represents 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 2020, 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.  I am very proud of all of our students who did their best, no matter their score. ATAR numbers will soon be forgotten. But the lessons learned at School, the resilience developed during the course of this year, and the values and skills learned here, will last forever.

Congratulations once more to the Class of 2020 on their outstanding 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

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Median Study Score
34.0
35
35
35
35
34
35
Average Study Score
34.3
35
35
35
35
34
34.8
Greater than 40
21.4
25.8
23.2
24.5
24
17.9
24.5
Median ATAR
90.7
90.5
90.1
90.6
90.3
88.6
90.8
Ave ATAR
85.4
85.6
84.4
86.4
84.9
83
84.9

Number of Students

ATARs 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
99+
23
28
23
24
23
9
18
95 - 98.95
33
35
29
26
40
43
44
90 - 94.95
31
25
33
33
28
28
24
80 - 89.95
38
31
35
41
28
38
38
70 - 79.95
22
28
16
19
26
22
19
60 - 69.95
12
11
16
10
15
15
14
50 - 59.95
7
5
8
7
11
7
3
40 - 49.95
3
2
4
3
2
6
4
Below 40
3
4
5
1
3
4
4
Total
172
171
169
165
176
171
168

Cumulative Percentages

ATARs 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
99+
13
16
14
15
13
5
11
95+
33
37
31
31
35
30
37
90+
51
51
50
51
51
46
51
80+
73
70
71
76
68
68
73
70+
85
86
80
87
83
81
84
60+
92
92
90
93
92
90
90
50+
97
95
95
98
97
94
95
40+
98
96
97
99
98
98
98