Congratulations to our VCE Class of 2019 who received their VCE results today!
We are immensley proud of their outstanding VCE and VCE VET results, continuing the College’s long tradition of academic excellence.
- 48% of our VCE and VCE VET students achieved an ATAR above 90, placing them in the top 10%.
- 13 students (6.25% of the cohort) achieved an ATAR of 99 or above
- 26% were in the top 5% of the state with an ATAR of 95 or above
- The median ATAR was 89.5
- An outstanding 12 perfect study scores were achieved across 9 subjects: Business Management, VET Business, Chemistry, Hospitality (Kitchen Operations), Global Politics, Studio Arts, Mathematical Methods, Psychology, French.
Congratulations to our Dux, Lucinda Xiao, who achieved a top ATAR of 99.95, one of only eight females in the state. Congratulations are also extended to Hannah Bradley, our Dux Secondus, who achieved 99.80.
“I congratulate each and every one of our VCE and VCE VET students for achieving these outstanding results,” says MLC Principal, Diana Vernon. “I am immensely proud of the Class of 2019; the hard work and dedication that they have shown towards their studies and, importantly, the support they have shown each other, have been truly impressive.
“Whilst we celebrate today’s results, we celebrate achievement in all forms. The aspects that aren't always reflected in an ATAR include developing talents through co-curricular activities, as well as working collaboratively, having the confidence to take on new challenges and developing leadership capabilities. I know our students are equipped with the skills to leave the College as world-ready women.
“I also thank MLC’s dedicated and professional teachers and support staff who have prepared and supported our students, enabling them to achieve such results.”
Lucinda, who achieved a top ATAR of 99.95 and was one of only eight females in the state to do so, said it was “quite surreal” when she discovered her score. “I’ve just come back from a trip to Japan so I’m a bit jetlagged, so I didn’t really have time to feel nervous! But when I saw it, I didn’t think it was true.”
Hannah, who achieved an ATAR of 99.80, had a restless night’s sleep. “I was kind of worried. I didn’t think I would do as well because I thought some of my exams hadn’t gone as I’d hoped, but I’m really happy!”
They both offered insight as to how they managed the year.
Lucinda says, “You have to take it task by task, but it’s important to keep revising throughout because you can get bogged down in SACs. I also did revision notes which means at the end of the year you have lots of resources to look back on. But also balancing with co-curricular activities is important!”
Lucinda was an interschool debater, part of the photography mentoring program with MLC’s primary students, and participated in House activities.
Hannah, an avid gymnast, agrees: “If I had only done study, it wouldn’t have gone as well. So I made sure I continued the sports that I play, and even walking the dog.” She also accumulated one of the highest amounts of House points, which are earned through participating in House activities, in MLC’s history.
Both were eager to offer some words of wisdom for any students about to embark on their VCE journey.
Says Lucinda, “Keep a positive outlook, because it’s easy to lose faith at different points through the year. Your teachers, family and classmates are always there for you. I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do it without them!”
Hannah adds, “Just try and stay on top of it through the year. It can be a bit overwhelming with all the stuff you have to do, but you can do it! And practice exams are good too!”
Our remaining 60 Year 12 students will receive their International Baccalaureate (IB) results on Friday, 3 January 2020.