‘Students cream of the crop’
Girls’ schools lead way with top results, reports The Stonnington Leader on 20 December 2016, page 3.
At Korowa Anglican Girls’ School in Glen Iris, 15 per cent of students scored an ATAR of 99 or above, and the school’s median ATAR set the bar for many Victorian schools at 93.25.
Most of the Year 12 cohort at St Catherine’s School, Toorak – about 72 per cent — achieved a final score of 80 or above.
And dux Katherine Yuan, who received a near perfect ATAR of 99.90, thanked her teachers at St Catherine’s for their “incredible” guidance, while also offering advice to next year’s Year 12 students.
“Know what the exam is asking of you, check the cri-teria, stay organised and keep in contact with your teachers,” she said.
Katherine plans to study biomedical engineering at the University of New South Wales.
Lauriston Girls’ School in Armadale was celebrating last week after eight girls scored ATARs of 98 and above, and more than 22 per cent of students received scores of 95.
Principal Susan Just said the girls had supported each other in their final two years of study, and balancing study with hobbies was important.
“If a student is intellectually curious she can find new ways to solve problems or new words to describe a task. These are some of the best attributes our teachers bring out in Lauriston students,” Ms Just said.
Melbourne Girls Grammar principal Catherine Misson said she was proud of the young women moving on to the next phase in their lives.
More than 70 per cent of students at the elite South Yarra school received an ATAR of at least 80, and 35 girls achieved 95 or higher.