Our Year 12 class of 2013 – 240 boys – has achieved very good results. In all respects, the results that were released today demonstrate the willingness of the cohort to reach its potential through hard work, co-operative learning – with the boys’ teachers and one another – and encouragement from their families. They are to be congratulated on their individual and group performance in this significant measure of thirteen years of education.
Highlights for the 2013 academic year include:
• 27.1% of Study Scores were greater than 40. This means that over 27% of all our boys’ results were in the top 8% of Victoria;
• A median ATAR of 88.00;
• A median Study Score of 36;
• 18% of boys achieved an ATAR above 97;
• 43% of boys achieved an ATAR above 90; and,
• 67% of boys achieved an ATAR above 80
|The College offers its congratulations to our 2013 Dux, James Maccarrone, who attained an ATAR of 99.95, which we’ve not seen at the College for a number of years. Among his achievements, James scored a perfect 50 in both English and Literature, and was placed First in Chemistry and Equal First in Specialist Mathematics. James also achieved a numerical score of 97 (H1) in his study of Extension Mathematics with the University of Melbourne. Not only was James outstanding in his academic pursuits, but he also devoted himself to his sports, as well as remaining a loyal and important member of the Senior Choir, Chamber Strings and the College Symphony Orchestra. Significantly, James was a member of the winning DAV A-Grade Competition Debating Team. As a leader, he was a genuine servant of the College in his demanding position of Deputy College Captain.
We also extend our congratulations to our Proxime Accessit, Feliks Zemdegs, who achieved an ATAR of 99.90, attaining a perfect Study Score of 50 in English, and coming First in Economics.
College Captain and his Deputies
Along with James Maccarrone, our three other Student Leaders achieved very fine results. College Captain, Conor Utri achieved an ATAR of 97.95, while Deputy Captains, Thomas Blackall and Aidan Slack achieved ATARs of 99.45 and 98.65 respectively. Between them they captained three sports, played in four premiership teams, participated in debating, and sang and performed on stage. They were great examples of fullness of life.
Across a range of subjects, including Accounting, Business Management, English, Geography, Literature, Legal Studies, Further Mathematics and Physical Education, there were 15 perfect Study Scores of 50.
As has been the case for a number of years now, the cohort’s performance in English remains a cornerstone of the overall achievement at the College. This year, a little more than 40% of the Year 12 student body was awarded Study Scores of 40 or higher. Given that every Year 12 student at St Kevin’s studies English, this is a consistently meritorious effort on the part of the boys and their English teachers. Other subject areas that excelled were IT Applications, Music Performance, Physical Education and Studio Arts.
As a school, we are extremely proud of the boys’ efforts and we wish them well in their future endeavours, hoping that we have helped to light the fire of life-long learning that will certainly become part of their lives well beyond the gates of St Kevin’s College.
Boys are welcome to come in to chat formally or informally to senior staff and careers advisors across the next few days as the route ahead is academically discerned.
Have a very happy and Holy Christmas. I’ve received my ‘big present’ in these wonderful results.
With best wishes
Stephen F Russell
Please click here for the summary of 2013 VCE results.