We are extremely proud to share our VCE results for the graduating Class of 2021 as well as information about their destinations for 2022.
All 160 students that commenced Year 12 in 2021 successfully finished the year and attained their VCE. In 2021 there has been an increase in the average ATAR across the entire cohort with this year being the first time in our history that we have achieved an average ATAR above 70; the median being 72.4. Given that these students had two years of interrupted learning these results demonstrate the hard work and diligence of our Year 12 students, and the excellence and dedication of the teaching staff.
My congratulations go to our wonderful Year 12 students who have displayed outstanding levels of diligence and commitment to their studies throughout the last two years.
Dux of the College for 2021 is Sebastian Mellor who is also Dux of Chemistry and Psychology. Our congratulations go to Sebastian who, with this fantastic result, easily received a place at the University of Melbourne to study Biomedicine.
With first round offers being released this week, we were delighted that 91% of our students received either their first or second choice of tertiary course; 106 students received their first preference.
Equally important as the successful tertiary offers our students received, 6% of the Class of 2021 opted to undertake an apprenticeship over a Tertiary pathway at University or Vocational Education. We were delighted that all 10 students who applied for an apprenticeship have been successful in gaining a position.
As an open entry school, Overnewton continues to offer pathways for all students to finish Year 12 and, whilst the ATAR score is one measure of a successful education, active participation in a range of co-curricular, leadership and service opportunities ensure the well-rounded development of the whole child.
Many parents agree that the friendships that their children have made and fostered, and the College values that they can take with them, are often as important as the academic outcomes they achieve. We proudly celebrate the success of all our students who have given their best effort in all aspects of their lives during their time at the College.
I am sure that all members of the Overnewton community will join me in congratulating the Class of 2021 for the completion of a fantastic year.
*ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) scores are used for tertiary entrance and provide a percentile ranking for all students statewide.