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2021 Student Results

2021 Student Results

As we reflect on the achievements of our Class of 2021, we should remind ourselves of the words of our Founding Sisters who aimed to educate young women to “not merely gain distinction in examination lists, but also be fitted to gain distinction in the greater business of life… to play an important part in shaping the future of this growing and promising country.”

Higher Education at Perth College is about “Higher Ambition”. Our Class of 2021 has been prepared with much love and care for “the greater business of life” and they have achieved in so many areas, including their academic results, with the highest median ATAR for PC since 2016 (when the current formula of results reporting was introduced).

Achieving success is only ever possible when a community works together. The Class of 2021 were assisted by staff who are experts in their fields and genuinely care about each individual student. The proactive and creative manner with which they supported the students further exemplifies the highly professional approach with which they conduct their work. Additionally, parents of the Class of 2021 were a wonderful group who collaborated with the School at every opportunity. For this, I am extremely grateful.

We are very proud of our Class of 2021 and pleased to celebrate some of their outstanding results:

  • 99.26% of students achieved WACE graduation
  • The median ATAR was 91.00 (according to TISC, the median ATAR for the state was 81.75)
  • The top ATAR score was 99.95, achieved by Beatrix Thomas
  • 27% of the cohort achieved an ATAR of 95 or above
  • 51% of the cohort achieved an ATAR of 90 or above
  • 58 students from our Class of 2021 completed a VET Certificate II or higher
  • 3418 hours of community service hours were completed
  • 41 Duke of Edinburgh International Awards achieved
  • 85% university early offers presented

Perth College also achieved leading school status in numerous subjects. This is awarded to schools based on the percentage of students whose marks are in the top 15% of all students taking that course across the State. It is worth noting that, in 2021, Perth College offered some courses which did not meet the criteria for leading school status. Therefore, the students' achievements in these subjects were ineligible to be included in the list of leading schools.

In 2021, Perth College achieved leading school status in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese – Second Language
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French – Second Language
  • Literature
  • Mathematics Applications
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Modern History
  • Physical Education Studies
  • Physics
  • Politics and Law
  • Visual Arts
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