Monday, 20 February 2017

With the completion of Vocational Education and Training courses and the release of our 2016 leavers’ WACE results, we have opportunity again to congratulate these exceptional young women.

The following summary is only one snapshot of our leavers’ successes and engagement in wide-ranging opportunities and programmes unique to MLC, and pertains specifically to those pursuing entrance into a tertiary institution via an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

In 2016, MLC’s WACE cohort included 116 students who had the intention of gaining an ATAR:

  • 2.7 per cent achieved an ATAR 99 or above (meaning they are in the top one per cent of students across WA);
  • 31.6 per cent achieved an ATAR of 95 or above (meaning they are in the top five per cent of students across WA);
  • 51.7 per cent achieved an ATAR of 90 or above (meaning they are in the top 10 per cent of students across WA); and,
  • 78.9 per cent achieved an ATAR of 80 or better, placing them in the top 20 per cent of WA students.

A score of 80 is the minimum ATAR requirement for gaining entry into most of the Group of Eight Universities across Australia, including UWA. In addition, 98 per cent achieved an ATAR that would provide entry into one of Western Australia’s five universities. The median ATAR for MLC was 90.55; this compares to the State median ATAR of 80.85.

We also celebrate the exemplary course performances in WACE, including one General Exhibition, four Course Certificates of Excellence, 31 Certificates of Distinction and 21 Certificates of Merit.

Likewise, MLC has again been listed in the annual School Curriculum and Standards Authority Year 12 Student Achievement Data as one of the top performing schools in 11 ATAR courses (that is, schools with the highest performing students in each WACE course): Ancient History, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, English, English as an Additional Language, Food Science and Technology, Human Biology, Mathematics Methods and Psychology. It is worth noting that individual schools with a course cohort of 10 or fewer students are not eligible for consideration as top performing schools. In 2016 at MLC, 11 courses were in this category.

It was a privilege to guide these fine scholars, and as ever, we thank our staff for their expertise and care.