Headmaster

Published on January 22nd, 2015 | by St Peter's College

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St Peter’s College 2014 Year 12s achieve outstanding results in SACE and IB Diploma.

I am delighted to share with you the combined results achieved by our Year 12 boys in 2014 who studied the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).

As a whole, the outstanding results that were achieved overall, reflect the efforts of all the boys and the commitment by their parents and our staff to ensure each student achieved his personal best.

Combined IB Diploma and SACE Summary

  • 5 (3.75%) students gained an ATAR of 99.95
  • 10 (7.5%) students gained an ATAR of 99 and above
  • 20 (15%) students gained an ATAR of 98 and above
  • 50 (37%) students gained an ATAR of 95 and above
  • 79 (59%) students gained an ATAR of 90 and above
  • 110 (82%) students gained an ATAR of 80 and above
  • 80 merits for a perfect score were achieved

It is remarkable that 59% of Saints’ students achieved an ATAR of 90 and above. Across Australia, just 10% of students obtain a score of 90 or higher. Across both courses, our boys achieved a combined SACE and IB median of 93.28.

Amongst the boys there were many exceptional individual achievements in both courses.

IB Diploma

In the IB Diploma, eight students gained forty or more points out of a possible 45, and three students, Henry Materne-Smith, Anthony Ricci and Peter Robertson, achieved the maximum 45, resulting in an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 99.95 – the highest possible result. In addition, Alasdair McCall and Harrison Nienaber were also awarded ATARs of 99.95 for their IB scores of 43.

Our IB Diploma results were as follows:

  • 53 Merits were awarded, which is a perfect score of 7
  • The average score out of a possible 45 was 35.3, which was an average ATAR of 95.15. This compares very favourably with an international average for IB students of 29.94
  • 21% of all grades were a 7
  • 54% of all grades were a 6 or 7
  • 81% of all grades were a 5, 6 or 7

Of the forty-one students:

  • 5 (12%) students gained an ATAR of 99.95
  • 7 (17%) students gained an ATAR of 99 and above
  • 12 (29%) students gained an ATAR of 98 and above
  • 21 (51%) students gained an ATAR of 95 and above
  • 31 (76%) students gained an ATAR of 90 and above

SACE

Of our SACE students there were many exceptional individual achievements, particularly at the top end with Ray Li achieving an ATAR of 99.85 and three subject merits, Declan Gray 99.55, also three subject merits, and George Wells 99.45 with two subject merits.

In addition to those individuals’ achievements, the overall results are impressive:

  • 3 (3.2%) students gained an ATAR of 99 and above
  • 8 (8.5%) students gained an ATAR of 98 and above
  • 29 (31%) students gained an ATAR of 95 and above
  • 48 (51%) students gained an ATAR of 90 and above
  • 70 (74%) students gained an ATAR of 80 and above
  • 23 merits for a perfect score were achieved

Equally impressive is the median ATAR achieved of 89.75 (with an average across the SACE cohort being a rank of 84.91), which shows us the boys in the middle have excelled.

We take great pride in the achievements recorded by all of our boys. The significant steps they have taken in their journey of life long learning is matched by the growth and development of their character, and I look forward to witnessing them building on these foundations as they progress through life.

Yours faithfully

Simon Murray
Headmaster

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