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An outstanding set of VCE and ATAR results

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ABOVE: (BACK ROW) MR GEORGE PATOURAS, MR DAVID BROWN, MR TOM BATTY, MRS PAULINE WESTMORE, MR WARWICK HALL.(FRONT ROW) ZHENGYANG (DANIEL) LIU, MICHAEL MAO, ALEXANDER RITTER, PAUL COLMAN, RICHARD YAN (ALL CLASS OF 2014).

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 for an outstanding set of VCE and ATAR results.

Paul Colman, Zhengyang (Daniel) Liu, Michael Mao, Alexander Ritter and Richard Yan all scored the maximum possible ATAR of 99.95, and are, therefore, the Co-Duces of Scotch College for 2014.

  • 17 boys (6.6 per cent of the cohort) obtained an ATAR of.99.50 or more (top 0.5 per cent in the population)
  • 29 boys (11.2 per cent of the cohort) obtained an ATAR of.99.00 or more (top 1 per cent in the population)
  • 48 boys (18.5 per cent of the cohort) obtained an ATAR of.98 or more (top 2 per cent in the population)
  • 87 boys (33.6 per cent of the cohort) obtained an ATAR of.95 or more (top 5 per cent in the population)
  • 133 boys (51.4 per cent of the cohort) obtained an ATAR of.90 or more (top 10 per cent in the population)
  • 209 boys (80.7 per cent of the cohort) obtained an ATAR of 75 or more (top 25 per cent in the population)
  • The median ATAR was 90.25 (130 of the 259 boys scored 90.25 or better)
  • There were 25 ‘perfect’ scores of 50 across 11 subjects
  • Richard Yan obtained six scores of 50 (Chemistry, English, French, Specialist Mathematics, Physics and Mathematical Methods – CAS (2013))
  • Alexander Ritter obtained three scores of 50 (Specialist Mathematics, Physics and Mathematical Methods – CAS (2013))
  • Four Year 12 boys obtained two scores of 50: David Athan (English and Music Performance), Zhengyang (Daniel) Liu (Literature and Physics), Michael Mao (English and Specialist Mathematics) and Sam Proietto (Philosophy and Legal Studies (2013))
  • Four Year 11 boys obtained scores of 50: Michael Chen (Mathematical Methods (CAS)), Harry Cormack (Physical Education), Tim Yu (Music Performance) and Nan Hang Zhang (Mathematical Methods).

From securing a VCE to achieving the maximum ATAR, these are fine results from an exceptional group. We quite rightly celebrate such examination results, which open the doors to post-school life. We do so, however, secure in the knowledge that, as memories of historical dates and mathematical techniques fade, the principles and fundamentals which will support future judgements have been nurtured upon more enduring foundations.

Throughout their Scotch journeys – be it in a classroom, amongst an orchestra, beneath stage lights or in the middle of an oval, or when pursuing an idea, debating a position or taking up a cause – the young men of the Class of 2014 turned interests to passions and sought to influence for the greater good.

With good grace and humour, they displayed the independence of mind and desire to collaborate across communities that will define their century. In so doing, they have left us convinced that, with this generation, our future is in good hands. Congratulations and thanks go to all involved: boys, staff and parents.

To the Class of 2014, best wishes for all that lies ahead: for the times of exploration and for the times of contribution. It was a privilege to share this stage of your life and to see those things which make each of you distinct to grow and flourish.

We look forward to welcoming you back to your school and discovering where your talents and imaginations have taken you.

TOM BATTY – PRINCIPAL

(Note: the population referred to in the ATAR statistics above is the population of the statewide Year 7 cohort from 2009, including those students who moved or left school before Year 12.)

Updated: 3 October 2016