Vermont Secondary College is one of the top rating government secondary colleges in Victoria as measured by The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores. Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) results are significantly above State and ‘Like’ (similar demographics) school averages.

 

VCE Class of 2020

Study Score

Number of VSC students that achieved within each range

Total number of 2020 students within range % of 180 Year 12 VSC Students

State-Wide Placement = Top

99 and above

3 3 1.83% 1%
98 and above 1 4 2.22%

2%

97 and above

6 10 5.55%

3%

96 and above

4 14 7.77%

4%

95 and above

5 19 10.55%

5%

90 and above

17 36 20.0%

10%

85 and above

18 54 30.0%

15%

80 and above

24 78 43.3%

20%

75 and above

16 94 52.22%

25%

70 and above

18 112 62.22%

30%

65 and above

15

127 70.55%

35%

60 and above 15 142 78.88%

40%

50 and above 25 167 92.7%

50%

 

Congratulations to the class of 2020 on a fantastic overall result particularly in the light of the global pandemic and all that this entailed in terms of significantly interrupting the academic year.

The most pleasing statistic is the fact that 78.8% (142 students) of the VCE cohort of 180 students finished in the top 40% of the state of more than 46,000 VCE students. This figure for VSC students in the top 40% of the state, was 66% in 2016 & 2017, 71% in 2018 and 79.8% in 2019.

Also extremely pleasing is the fact that well over a third of our 2020 cohort, 43.3%, finished in the top 20% of the state of more than 46,000 VCE students. In 2016 this figure for VSC was 32%, 2017 33%, 2018 34% and 2019 50.5%

Nineteen of our students achieved a study score of 95+ with Lachlan Rae achieving Dux with a study score of 99.85 closely followed by Tayla McWilliams 99.35, Charmaine Yeo 99.1 and Gilchrist Brown 98.25.

In total, thirty-six students achieved ATAR scores over 90 and a total of seventy-eight students achieved ATAR scores over 80. The table below gives the college community a snapshot of our student’s impressive results.

 

Other VCE highlights include:

Percentage of satisfactory VCE Completions = 99%

Median Study Score = 31.45

Percentage of study scores of 40 (top 8% of the State) and over = 8.5%

Dux – Lachlan Rae 99.85

Percentage of VET units of Competency completed = 90%

Three students achieved a perfect study score of 50 in the subjects of Further Maths, Biology and Psychology.

20% (36) of the VCE cohort of 180 students finished in the top 10% of the state of more than 46,000 VCE students.

43.3% (78) of the VCE cohort of 180 students finished in the top 20% of the state of more than 46,000 students.

62.2% (112) of the VCE cohort of 180 students finished in the top 30% of the state of more than 46,000 VCE students.

78.8% (142) of the VCE cohort of 180 students finished in the top 40% of the state of more than 46,000 VCE students.

Number of VSC students awarded the VCE Baccalaureate = 23*

*Eligibility requirements to receive the VCE Baccalaureate

To be eligible to receive the VCE Baccalaureate the student must satisfactorily complete the VCE and receive a study score for each prescribed study component.

The VCE program of study must include:

  • a Units 3 and 4 sequence in English or Literature or English Language with a study score of 30 or above; or a Units 3 and 4 sequence in EAL with a study score of 33 or above
  • a Units 3 and 4 sequence in either Mathematics Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics
  • a Units 3 and 4 sequence in a VCE Language
  • at least two other Units 3 and 4 sequences

 

To conclude:

The College is always extremely proud of our highest performing students but we are equally proud of all students who have achieved individual excellence by achieving their goals. As a non-select entry school Vermont Secondary College is extremely proud of its ability to cater for all students wishing to continue on into Year 12. In some cases a student’s result can be against extremely difficult personal circumstances.

Congratulations to all VCE students and their families, the Senior School Leadership Team and all our Year 12 teachers on providing a quality education for our students. I also thank all staff within the college who have been involved in the teaching and development of the class of 2020 over the last six years.

Thank you to all the Year 12 students who actively involved themselves in the student leadership program, in such a difficult year, in a wide range of areas. Particular thanks to the House Captains – Alison Lipski & John Anastasoglou representing Hotham, Courtney Shedden & Rahul Gupta representing Macedon and Annie Dyett & Lachlan Rae representing Stirling. Thanks also to the two School Captains, Alison and John, for all their support of the college through their leadership role.

I trust students are pleased with their individual performance and that further opportunities will now be available to you so that you can pursue your goals and dreams. I wish you all the best for the years ahead and thank you for your contribution to Vermont Secondary College. Well done!

Again well done to the VCE class of 2020 and we wish you all the best with your future endeavours.