MORNINGTON Peninsula secondary schools are pleased with their students’ ATAR results in the recent VCE examinations. Here is a sample of schools and scores.
Mornington Secondary College
YEAR 12 student Saskia Bauer Lodge was named Mornington Secondary College dux after scoring an impressive ATAR of 95.6 in this year’s VCE exams.
“This result is down to hard work, great friends and the support of my teachers and family,” she said.
The college celebrated record breaking VCE results with seven students achieving an ATAR score of 90 and above. Saskia was joined in the 90s club by Stuart Boyd, Hannah Chambers, Bailey Brown, Bonnie Hillman, Louisa Malone and Bastian Merson.
“The results headline an impressive academic year for MSC’s industrious class of 2015 as many more students enjoyed impressive results in the 80s and 70s,” acting principal Jim Papas said.“It was a wonderful way to cap off a fantastic year and uphold the school motto: Audacter Astra Capesse (Dare to Dream).”
TOORAK College dux Jessica Wu achieved an ATAR of 99.35. She studied accounting, business management – in which she achieved a perfect study score – English, maths methods (CAS), Chinese and music performance.
She hopes to study for her Bachelor of Commerce at Melbourne University and would also like to complete a Diploma of Music.
Dux of international students Wea Gwee (Joven) achieved an ATAR of 98.9. Joven studied biology, chemistry, EAL, maths methods (CAS) and specialist maths. She also studied bio medical science as an extension program at Monash University and hopes to become a doctor.
Brianna Blake in physical education, and Meggan Banks in studio arts, received perfect study scores of 50.
Other students scoring ATARS of 95 or above were Ruby Stocker, Sinead Waterson, Kate Cosman, Yichen Zhou (Kassie), Emma Wiggins, Erin Price, Margaux Delaney, Jordan Lee, Rebecca Cameron and Julia Carbery.
PADUA College dux Georgia Smith achieved an ATAR of 98.65 and David Flynn received a perfect study score in further mathematics. He was taught by Luke Martin.
Students who achieved ATARs over 90 were Felix Adsett, Chelsea Haynes, Michelle Keane, Yazmine Lomax, Joel Millar, Nicholas O’Neill, Georgia Smith and Grace Watson.
Six students received 45-plus in a subject: David Flynn, Georgia Smith – English with Sally Buick, Ruby Collins – business management with Belinda Taylor, Yazmine Lomax – English with Isabel Bentley, and Elliot Brooker and Joshua Ross-Smith – further mathematics with Monique Walpole.
Mt Eliza Secondary College
MT ELIZA Secondary College said many students achieved ATARs higher than expected.
“We consider this to be an important indicator of the school’s success in supporting its students,” principal Angela Pollard said.
College dux Ivy Wei achieved a score of 99.35, and many students achieved scores in the mid-to-high 40s.
“On the basis of results we anticipate a continuation of the college’s exemplary record in terms of the percentage of students receiving first round tertiary offers of their choice.”
The Peninsula School
Peninsula’s class of 2015 enjoyed one of the finest set of results ever with almost 50 per cent of students finishing in the top 20 per cent of the state, principal Stuart Johnston said Dux Ngoc Hai Chau Vo achieved a perfect ATAR Score of 99.95 making her one of the top 30 students in the state.
Others who achieved outstanding results were Jonathan Carter (99.1), Sophie Malan (98.85), Xuan Duc Sinh Nguyen (98.75) and Quang Thien Tran (98.25)
Other students achieved study scores of 46-plus – putting them in the top 2 per cent in the state – in physics, chemistry, biology, specialist maths, English, English literature, legal studies, business management, geography, further maths, product design and technology.
Four students achieved perfect scores of 50: Noah Szto – biology; Alex Luu and Linh Nguyen – further maths, and Ngoc Hai Chau Vo – physics.
“The School is very proud of the grit of our students who have achieved their personal best,” Mr Johnston said.
Rosebud Secondary College
Rosebud Secondary College students say “consistent hard work, encouraging teachers and supportive friends” are the ingredients to educational success. Twenty-one achieved outstanding VCE results.
School captain Cooper Corbett, who scored the college’s top tertiary entrance rank of 99.25, said: “This school gave me both the opportunities and the support to achieve the craziest of my dreams and I am forever grateful for that.”
Cooper has been offered a scholarship by Monash University and hopes to study a double law/computer science degree.
He was one of five students to go through the college’s select entry accelerated learning (SEAL) program to achieve a score above 90.
Having achieved a perfect study score of 50 for Australian history while in Year 11, Alexandra Dellaportas this year juggled studying, teaching flute and choreographing an award-winning performance for the Wakakirri dance event to achieve a result in the high 90s. “The score is awesome but I would have followed my passion for dance regardless of any number,” she said.
Mitch Towers achieved a study score of 50 for physical education and, like Alexandra, a tertiary entrance rank in the high 90s. “The teachers have understood how I learnt best and helped me to reach my academic potential,” he said.
“With nine students achieving ATARs above 90, a further 12 with scores above 80 and 30 study scores above 40, we couldn’t be prouder of the class of 2015,” Rosebud principal Andrew Nicholls said.
“These and many other students gave their best effort and it has paid off in their results.”