St Paul's News
VCE Results – 2015
Date: December 22, 2015
The 2015 Dux of St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School is Ashley Barnes from Traralgon who achieved an outstanding ATAR of 99. Ashley completed Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Maths Methods, Physics and Specialist Mathematics and is planning to study a Bachelor of Science – Advanced Research (Honours) at Monash University. Close behind Ashley were Michael Rehfisch (98.75), Timothy Vickery-Howe (98.65) and Ashton Arthur (98.25). Sure to fuel a little friendly internal rivalry is the fact that all four of the school’s top students attended the Traralgon campus of St Paul’s before completing VCE at the Warragul campus. Other very high achievers included Zara Hakam from Ellinbank (97.45), Ebony Remyn from Warragul (97.4), Dylan Proctor from Warragul (96.7), Rebecca Williams from Warragul (96.3) and Tharusha Jayasuriya from Traralgon (95.7).
In all, 8.5% of students achieved an ATAR above 95 and 39% obtained at ATAR over 80. Amongst those achieving above 80 are a number of inspiring success stories from students whose hard work and perseverance has enabled them to exceed their own expectations. There are several examples of students who, with support, have triumphed over family and personal hardships to achieve impressive results.
Pleasingly, the percentage of study scores over 40 has increased to 9%, which will result in many students being named in the list of VCE high achievers. The 2015 results included a perfect score of 50 in Media Studies for Nathan Kovacs and a 49 in IT Software Development for Lachlan Jacob. Tim Vickery-Howe achieved a 48 in Psychology and a 47 in Physical Education.
The next few weeks will be an exciting time for students who now await offers of places at a range university and TAFE institutions, seek employment or travel overseas.