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Class of 2015 SACE Results

Written on the 15 December 2015 by scotch

At the conclusion of the first year under the leadership of Dr John Newton there are many success stories and the achievements of the Class of 2015 give cause for further celebration.

"Our Year 12 students today have reached a milestone in their Scotch education. A journey which has been punctuated by composure and collegiality as together our graduating class has achieved academic results of which our community can rightly be proud!" he explained after hearing the outstanding median ATAR of 88.1.

A great education is much more then great results and Dr Newton noted that the curious and confident Scotchies are "now ready for a world of challenge and opportunities. The integrity and values of our students will stand them in good stead for the next step," he said. "It is not the number, it is knowing that each gave their best and that enabled others to experience success and go to the next level. Despite the known challenges of the final year of study at school the focus and support of each other never faltered." It is this community spirit that reverberates and gives cause for celebration.

As a school we celebrate the united efforts of all and the remarkable results of many individuals. Our Dux of Sciences, Sophie Proud achieved a perfect score of 99.95 and was one of six students to receive an ATAR of 99 or above placing them in the top 1% of students across Australia. Sophie also receives a Governor's Commendation (one of twenty-eight) from over 14 000 who sat the SACE. Twenty-five percent of the class achieved a result of 95 or higher.

Today we welcome forty-nine new members to the Scotch 90s Club. Perfect study scores (Merits) were attained by twenty-one students and there was a total of thirty-two. Our best ever results on this measure.

The achievement of our Year 11 students was a highlight with seventy-eight percent completing a SACE Stage 2 subject other than the Research Project. Of those there were 6 awarded merits.

We had over seventy five percent of our students studying Mathematics and Science subjects at Year 12. Of note Chemistry, Physics and Psychology performed well above state average. In all three Mathematics programs our students demonstrated consistent high achievement against like schools. The same can be said for Modern History, Dance and Drama. Sixty-nine percent of students achieved English results of B+ or higher which is twenty-eight percent higher than the state average. Similarly, in Visual Arts and Design the selection of four students for the SACE Exhibition and the award of three merits is testament to the breadth of our program where students may purse their passion and experience success.

Overall the 2015 results has seen an improvement in all subject areas.

Click here to read more about the Class of 2015's incredible results, including a list of Scotch90 Club Students, students achieving Merits and more.

As one of the leading co-educational schools in Australia it is satisfying for students, families and staff to be able to celebrate together the achievements of the Class of 2015. We have maintained and improved upon our excellent academic standing in the community. Our students will go on to study in South Australia, interstate and around the globe. The SACE affords them this opportunity.

We would also like to acknowledge that for some students the journey was at times a difficult one and today we celebrate with those students their success. 100% of our students achieved SACE and we are excited by the possibility of all our students getting their course of choice. We are particularly proud of those who gave consistent effort and reaped the reward of grit and determination.

We would like to acknowledge the wonderful community partnership we have with great teaching, the hard work of students and commitment of parents to support their sons and daughters to achieve a tremendous life outcome.

Congratulations Class of 2015. We are proud of who you are and what you have achieved and look forward to following your next steps with keen interest and encouragement.

Wishing you and yours a peaceful, safe and fun festive season.

Dale Bennett
Head of Torrens Park Campus

Teresa Hanel
Director of Teaching & Learning

Top photo: some of our new Scotch90 Club members after receiving their results

Author: scotch

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