At the heart of St Michael’s lies the belief that a school of quality and excellence provides a rich and comprehensive learning environment to ensure that when students complete their time at St Michael’s, they do so confident in the knowledge of who they are and what they are good at, and imbued with the skills, values and attributes that will enable them to be contributing citizens in whatever communities they choose to live as adults.
At St Michael’s, academic success is measured by the ability of our students to enter their next phase of learning in their preferred field, armed with confidence in their background, skills and ability to continue as confident learners. We are very proud of our students’ academic performance and congratulate all Year 12 students on their personal achievement. VCE success is their passport into a range of opportunities beyond school, and preparation for this is the School’s fundamental obligation.
- 50% of students received an ATAR of 80 or more
- 28% of students received an ATAR of 90 or more
- 13% of students received an ATAR of 95 or more
- 3% of students received an ATAR of 98 or more
2017 was a great year of VCE performances at St Michael’s, reflected by the fact that 28% of the cohort achieved ATARs of 90 or better, and 50% of the cohort had an ATAR of 80 or better.
Of particular note in 2017 were the strong scores achieved across a range of studies, including study scores of 40 and above for:
- 42% of our Physical Education students
- 36% of our Biology students
- 36% of our Health and Human Development
- 27% of our Italian students
- 27% of our Psychology students
The high level of results across the curriculum is a true reflection of the diversity of interests and abilities of St Michael’s students.
St Michael’s continues to encourage students to excel in areas of their passion and choice. It’s not just about channelling them into a narrow, limited stream of subjects; this is demonstrating the breadth of possibility for students at St Michael’s.
There were two perfect scores of 50, achieved in the following studies by the following students:
- Literature – Daphne Keck
- Chemistry – Tanat Tippinyu
We also congratulate our Dux of the School, Tanat Tippinyu, who achieved an ATAR of 99.80.
From our Class of 2017, 118 students undertook VCE, and 110 of our students applied for tertiary courses. We are pleased to say that of the students who applied for a tertiary course, 96.36% received a first-round offer through VTAC.
You can find out more about the wide variety of single and double degree courses that were chosen by our students here.