16 December, 2021 Academic

Strong VCE results for our Class of 2021

St Michael’s congratulates our Class of 2021 who achieved remarkable VCE results despite another year of COVID-19 disruptions.

This impressive group of students have shown great resilience and perseverance in the face of the many challenges that the pandemic presented over the course of the last few years. Our students should be very proud of their achievements, and our whole community congratulates them for the manner in which they have conducted themselves throughout, whether online, onsite or during their examination period.

The students of St Michael’s have a long history of progressing to a diverse and broad range of post-school pathways. Today’s results indicate the continuation of that tradition with our students’ achievements positioning them to make an array of choices about their future endeavours.

The breadth of achievement in academia, sport and creative studies demonstrates the diversity and dedication of our students and is reflected in the ATAR results.

  • 7% achieved an ATAR of 98 or higher (top 2% of the state)
  • 16% achieved an ATAR of 95 or higher (top 5% of the state)
  • 28% achieved an ATAR of 90 or higher (top 10% of the state)
  • 61% achieved an ATAR of 80 or higher (top 20% of the state)

We would like to congratulate our Dux of the School for 2021, Thomas Williams, who received an outstanding ATAR score of 99.65. Thomas studied a challenging mix of subjects including Chemistry, English Language, Japanese, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics. Thomas also achieved a study score of 50 in Mathematical Methods.

We would also like to congratulate Violet Florence (99.25), and Emily Kloss (99). Emily also achieved a perfect study score of 50 in English Language.

The Class of 2021 has been encouraged and supported by all of our committed staff to follow their passions, develop their strengths to excel in their areas of choice. This can be seen in the depth and breadth of  scores achieved across a diverse range of studies, including study scores of 40 and above for:

  • 40% of our Health and Human Development students,
  • 33% of History Revolutions students,
  • 33% of Physical Education students,
  • 26% of Literature students,
  • 25% of Visual Communication and Design students,
  • 22% of Physics students.

In response to the demands placed on them by the disruptions of the past two years, our students continued to look outward for ways to contribute to our community and to the world beyond. They are strong, capable and courageous and in their leadership, they have shown themselves to be creative, compassionate and caring.

Our students leave school having learned many valuable lessons about themselves, and the world they will inherit and shape for the better in the years ahead. These talented and spirited individuals are well-equipped for a world that is uncertain and we have no doubt they will continue the tradition of Old Michaelians making a significant, positive difference to the world.

To find out more about this year’s VCE results, view our results snapshot here.

Please join us in congratulating St Michael’s Class of 2021 on a remarkable set of personal achievements.