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Published on February 17th, 2016 | by St Peter's College

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2015 Year 12 SACE and IB Diploma Results

I am delighted to share with you the combined results achieved by our Year 12 boys in 2015, studying either the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB).

The results are something of which we as a school can be very proud. They reflect the incredible determination of the students, the tireless support of their families, and the passion and skill of our staff at St Peter’s College.

Combined IB Diploma and SACE Summary

  • 19 (14.0%) students gained an ATAR of 99 and above.
  • 33 (24.3%) students gained an ATAR of 98 and above.
  • 52 (38.2%) students gained an ATAR of 95 and above.
  • 77 (56.6%) students gained an ATAR of 90 and above.
  • 105 (77.2%) students gained an ATAR of 80 and above.
  • The IB and SACE combined median ATAR is 92.65.
  • 96 merits were achieved, for a perfect score in an individual subject.

It is wonderful that 56.3% of Saints’ students achieved an ATAR of 90 and above. As the ATAR is a ranking of students, it places 56% of our students in the top 10% of all Year 12 students in Australia.

Amongst the boys there were many exceptional individual achievements in both courses. Some of those are reported below. In addition to our very highest achievers, though, I would particularly like to acknowledge those boys who overcame personal challenges this year. Whether they achieved a personal best, or will gain entry to their course of choice, or earned a pleasing grade through sheer hard work, we applaud them. It is this resilience, growth mindset and dedication that will reward them richly in the years ahead. For now, they can be very proud of all they have achieved.

IB Diploma

There were thirty-eight students who undertook the IB Diploma in 2014-2015. The overall performance of the Year 12 students was outstanding. Thirteen students gained forty or more points out of a possible 45, with three students, John Bouras, Matthew Goh and Henry Marshall, gaining 43 points, resulting in the maximum ATAR of 99.95.

A summary of the IB results is detailed below:

  • The average score out of a possible 45 was 35.97, which equates to an ATAR of 95.85. This compares very favourably with the international average for IB students of 30.98.
  • 51 Merits were awarded, which is for a perfect score of 7.
  • 22.2% of all grades were a 7.
  • 59.6% of all grades were a 6 or 7.
  • 87.0% of all grades were a 5, 6 or 7.
  • Of the thirty-eight students:
    • 3 (7.9%) students gained an ATAR of 99.95.
    • 9 (23.7%) students gained an ATAR of 99 and above.
    • 16 (42.1%) students gained an ATAR of 98 and above.
    • 24 (63.2%) students gained an ATAR of 95 and above.
    • 32 (84.2%) students gained an ATAR of 90 and above.

SACE

Our Year 12 SACE results we very strong this year, particularly at the upper end. In summary, at St Peter’s College;

  • 10 (10%) students gained an ATAR of 99 and above.
  • 17 (17%) students gained an ATAR of 98 and above.
  • 28 (29%) students gained an ATAR of 95 and above.
  • 45 (46%) students gained an ATAR of 90 and above.
  • 69 (70%) students gained an ATAR of 80 and above.
  • The median ATAR for SACE students was 89.45.
  • 45 merits were achieved for a perfect score in a subject.

There were many exceptional individual performances including; Shane Lee achieving a maximum ATAR of 99.95 with five subject merits; James Petchey and Jasper Wong both achieved 99.9, with five merits for James and four merits for Jasper; David Nguyen achieved 99.85, also with four merits; Clayton Lam achieved 99.8 with three merits; Emerson Krstic achieved 99.7 with three merits; James Ha achieved 99.55; Joshua Edwards achieved 99.45 with two merits; Edward Verco achieved 99.3 with two merits; and Kavindra Abeyratne achieved 99.1 with two merits. We congratulate these boys on their incredible achievement.

We are so pleased with the achievements of all of our boys and share in their celebrations as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives. I look forward to seeing them build upon all that their education has provided thus far, and hope that they will be life-long lovers of learning.

Yours faithfully

Simon Murray
Headmaster


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