December 15, 2017

Learning for life

“I congratulate each and every one of our VCE and VCE VET students for achieving such outstanding results,” says MLC Principal, Diana Vernon. “I have witnessed the individual journeys of these girls; not just their focus and hard work, but the excitement of reaching personal goals, supporting each other throughout the VCE, and leading by example to our younger students.

“I feel privileged to be the leader of this extraordinary place of learning and personal discovery and I look forward to watching these incredible young women as they move into further studies, start businesses of their own and enter the workplace.”

We are delighted that MLC has, once again, achieved outstanding VCE and VCE VET results, continuing the College’s long tradition of strong academic excellence.  

One of our students joins only seven other females in Victoria who achieved a top rank of 99.95. Congratulations to Khai Ling Chan for this remarkable achievement, and our Dux Secondus Nuria Yu for achieving 99.90. Both were also College Prefects this year.

68 students, almost a third of the year level, were in the top 5% of the state with an ATAR of 95 or above. 110 students achieved a score of over 90, placing them in the top 10% of the state.

14 perfect study scores were achieved in 12 subjects, from Chemistry to Product Design and Technology, English to Sport and Recreation, reaffirming MLC’s academic depth and breadth. As a non-selective and open-entry school, MLC offers one of the broadest Year 12 subject choices in Australia, with 45 Units 3 and 4 subjects taken this year by our cohort.

Furthermore, 7 students completed first-year university subjects as part of their Year 12 studies, and pleasingly 89% of our VCE students completed a Science subject - some even doing three!

With a perfect ATAR of 99.95, our Dux Khai Ling Chan is planning to study a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne. “It was a big surprise, but a really good one!” she says. “It’s opened up opportunities I didn’t expect to have. I’m very excited for uni next year.”

On her method for getting through the year, “I just thought to go with the flow, and not to get caught up on one individual mark.”

Both Khai Ling and Nuria visited the University of Melbourne this afternoon, where they have been offered the Chancellor's Scholarships.

Whilst we acknowledge the excellent ATARs achieved by our students, we remain committed to providing a holistic education to ensure our students leave the College as world-ready women.

MLC offers students the choice to study VCE, VCE VET or the IB Diploma, with those results being released on 4 January 2018.

“I congratulate each and every one of our VCE and VCE VET students for achieving such outstanding results,” says MLC Principal, Diana Vernon. “Whilst it is always pleasing to celebrate top achievements, I have witnessed the individual journeys of every student and applaud them each on their focus and hard work as well as their excitement of achieving their personal goals. I also thank the students for the support they have shown for each other throughout their school years and, in particular, through Year 12. They have led by example and demonstrate the MLC values – respect, responsibility and compassion.”

We look forward to Thursday, 4 January 2018 when the remaining 50 Year 12 MLC students will receive their International Baccalaureate (IB) results.

Some of our high VCE achievers

VCE Dux, Khai Ling Chan

VCE Dux Secondus, Nuria Yu
High achievers with Principal, Diana Vernon (L) and Head of Senior School, Anne Wallington (R)

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