2019: Exceptional VCE Results
Congratulations to the Class of 2019 who worked diligently and enthusiastically all year. They achieved exceptional results with many personal bests.
• 5 students received an ATAR over 99 (with our Dux achieving the highest score of 99.7)
• 10 students received an ATAR over 98
• 18 students (12.6%) received an ATAR of 95 or better, placing them in the top 5% of the state
• 36 students (25.17%) received an ATAR of 90 or better, placing them in the top 10% of the state
• 75 students (52.82%) received an ATAR of 80 or better, placing them in the top 20% of the state
• 102 students (71.83%) received an ATAR of 70 or better, placing them in the top 30% of the state
Our young women lead the way with outstanding VCE results
Principal Mr Stuart Johnston praised Peninsula Grammar's girls and their educators for their hard work and dedication, which was reflected in the exceptional average study scores for Maths Methods (35.63), Physics (38.75) and Chemistry (35.66).
“Our results in 2019 highlighted the commitment of our students, teachers and school community to always aim for excellence in the VCE,” Mr Johnston said.
“We’re the leading school on the Mornington Peninsula when it comes to investing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) for students, particularly females, and the study scores reflect this.”
Mr Johnston said students were flourishing thanks to the School’s investment in STEM, which promotes critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity.
STEM also enables students to be connected to the world around them with an emphasis on real-world problem-solving activities.
Peninsula Grammar’s real-world Inquiry Projects begin with empathy – empathy for the earth, our environment and for others.
Student projects have included sustainable habitats to support our native bee population, inventions to help protect the environment, robotics and more.
Mr Johnston added that the exceptional VCE results highlighted the benefits for girls of coeducational learning.
This was illustrated by Peninsula Grammar’s Dux, Nguyen Ha Trang (Helen), who achieved an outstanding ATAR of 99.7.
Helen topped a remarkable group of 5 students, all of whom achieved above 99.
More than half of the Class of 2019 achieved an ATAR over 80 - a laudable effort.
Peninsula Grammar’s Andy Zhong (99.5) Head of School Hugh Buntine (98.25), Senior Prefect Olivia Sutherland (98.85) said hard work and support from devoted educators helped them to achieve stellar results.
Andy is aiming to study either Medicine or Engineering in 2020 while Olivia (International Relations and Law) and Hugh (Arts) are also keen to continue their education at university.