03 December 2020

2020 Year 12 Results

Article by Mr Michael Exton

2020 Year 12 Results

I congratulate our Year 12 students on their achievements after what has been a challenging year and provide an overview of our senior students’ 2020 results. Well done to all Year 12 students!

Thank you to all teachers, support staff and families for your support of our Year 12 students throughout this uncertain and difficult year. Well done on your extraordinary commitment, perseverance and patience. Students who studied Units 3 & 4 VCE subjects received their results today. I am very pleased to report that overall our VCE results are again pleasing, similar to last year’s. Many students can feel proud of the results they achieved. Their perseverance, knowledge, skills and effort resulted in an achievement that met or exceeded their expectations.

I particularly congratulate the 2020 College Dux, Matthew McInerney on his very impressive ATAR of 99.6. Well done Matthew!

2020 College Dux, Matthew McInerney pictured with Principal Michael Exton

Some key statistics about the 2020 VCE results are:

• 7.3% of our students who applied for an ATAR received a rank above 90;

• 30 was the median study score; and

• 5.6% of our students received study scores of 40 or more.

Congratulations to the following students who received an ATAR of 90 or above (in alphabetical order by surname):

Sara Braden, Jorja Connellan,Katherine Cooke, Matilda Crosgrove, Amelia Maheras, Matthew McInerney, Sophie Milsome, Skye Secombe, Thomas Smith, Milly Stannard and Emma Zanghi

Pictured (L to R): Sophie Milsome, Emma Zanghi, Matthew McInerney, Jorja Connellan, Amelia Maheras and Sara Braden

Whilst our Year 12 VCAL students do not receive final scores, it is important to acknowledge their achievements in completing this valuable program that better met their needs.

This year VCAL students faced some unique challenges with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their vocational and applied learning programs and in particular, the need to undertake two periods of remote learning which meant many adjustments needed to be made to their programs. I congratulate all VCAL students together with their families and teachers for their flexibility and adaptability during this challenging year. As a result, many have secured full-time apprenticeships. Others will be undertaking further education and, some have obtained employment. I wish them all the best for their futures.

With the VCE results in and VCE or VCAL certificates obtained, some students may be looking for some support, and I remind students and parents that our Work and Further Education Coordinator, Mr Bruce Connor (connorb@ignatius.vic.edu.au) is available to discuss future plans with any student who would like some advice.

While I am very proud of our students when they achieve strong academic results, it is important to recognise that this is just one part of what we aim for our students at Saint Ignatius College. We provide a holistic education that helps our students build a fulfilling life to thrive and serve and contribute to building a better world. This year, with all it entailed with remote learning and the restrictions due to the pandemic, students have been challenged to be flexible, adaptable and positive to maintain their learning continuity.

These qualities, along with many other invaluable strengths our students have developed this year, will serve our graduates well as they make their way in the world. The ‘results’ of all of our students reflect their commitment to learning, the hard work and encouragement of their teachers, and their parents and families' love and support. I wish our Class of 2020 all the best for

their futures.

Best wishes to everyone for the new year.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Exton Principal