Outstanding Success for Class of 2017

Outstanding Success for Class of 2017
Stacey Mair

VCE students at Mentone Girls’ Grammar have once again achieved outstanding results today with 67% of the cohort achieving an ATAR of 80+

VCE students at Mentone Girls’ Grammar have once again achieved outstanding results today with 67% of the cohort achieving an ATAR of 80+.

Principal Fran Reddan was delighted to announce that the Dux of 2017 was Catherine Pease, who obtained an outstanding Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) of 99.65. Dux Secundus was Mika Kurashige who achieved an impressive ATAR score of 99.4.

“I am incredibly proud of our Class of 2017. Their results are a reflection of their own hard work, their families’ support and the dedication and commitment of our staff here at the School,” she said.

“42% of our students placed in the top 10% in Australia with an ATAR of 90 or above and over 67% of the class placed in the top 20% in Australia with an ATAR of 80 or above.”
 

Highlights from the Class of 2017

  • 99% of our students attained their VCE
  • Dux is Catherine Pease who achieved an outstanding ATAR of 99.65
  • Dux Secundus is Mika Kurashige who achieved an impressive ATAR of 99.4
  • 5% of the class achieved ATARs of 99+
  • 25% of the class achieved ATARs of 95+
  • 42% of the class achieved ATARs of 90+
  • 52% of the class achieved ATARs of 85+
  • 67% of the class achieved ATARs of 80+

The median ATAR for our School remains very strong at 86, along with a mean (average) ATAR of 82.

 “Given our School is open entry, welcoming students of all academic ability, these results are even more remarkable and are a testament to the true depth of our unique learning culture.  It is also important that we acknowledge those students who have far exceeded their own personal expectations, which are not always reflected in an ATAR score.”

In individual subjects, the average study score across Victoria is 30 and only 9% will receive a study score on or above 40. 50% of Mentone Girls’ Grammar students achieved at least one exceptional study score of 40 or above in a diverse range of subject areas with seven achieving a perfect score of 50 across English, Further Mathematics, Dance, Physical Education and Visual Communication and Design.

Mentone Girls’ Grammar students attained an exceptional study score of 40 or above in the courses listed below:

Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Chinese First Language, Chinese Second Language, Creative & Digital Media, Dance, English, Food Studies, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, Global Politics, Health and Human Development, History, Japanese, Legal Studies, Literature, Mathematical Methods, Music Performance, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Studio Arts, Theatre Studies, Visual Communication and Design.

“We are also thrilled that 26 of our students qualified for the VCE Baccalaureate. This means that they have succeeded in an even more challenging, globally-oriented VCE program which included:

  • A Unit 3 and 4 sequence in English or Literature or English Language with a study score of 30 or above; or a Unit 3 and 4 sequence in EAL with a study score of 33 or above.
  • A Unit 3 and 4 sequence in either Mathematics Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
  • A Unit 3 and 4 sequence in a VCE Language.
  • At least two other Unit 3 and 4 sequences.

“As one of Melbourne’s leading schools, our personalised approach to learning, combined with our expertise in the education of girls, has again delivered outstanding academic performance across our VCE cohort to see us achieve some of the best results in the area,” Mrs Reddan said.

“Nothing would be possible without the commitment, creativity, energy and passion of our teachers and support staff. We thank them for the intellectual energy and the emotional labour they put into ensuring their efforts have great impact for our students. We also thank our families for their dedication and commitment to their daughter’s learning journey and to our School.”

“I would like to extend my congratulations on behalf of the entire School community to our Class of 2017. We farewell them knowing they have gained so much more than an ATAR score.  They leave with self-confidence, resilience and many skills and experiences to equip them for the next phase of their lives. We are proud that our Mentone girls truly are remarkable young women,” she said.

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