VCE results excite schools

THE much-anticipated wait for VCE and VCAL results is finally over for local year 12 students.

Hard-working students from Sale and surrounding areas received their ATAR scores yesterday morning.

There were quite a number of delighted students, with many impressive ATAR and study scores achieved at the local secondary schools.

Gippsland Grammar Dux was awarded to Daniel Lee for his ATAR score of 99.2 while Catholic College Sale Dux Victor Forcadela achieved a score of 98.05.

Dux from Sale College Harry Ferrier scored 97.10 for his ATAR and Maffra Secondary College Dux Marni Cox-Livingstone achieved an ATAR score of 96.75.

Local principals were extremely pleased with their students’ VCE and VCAL results.

Students pursuing further study at university will receive first-round offers in January next year.

GIPPSLAND Grammar year 12 student Daniel Lee has achieved the top local ATAR of 99.2, achieving four study scores over 40.

Daniel began at Gippsland grammar in 2002 in prep and boarded at the school during year 11 and 12.

He is the son of Mark Lee, Bushy Park, and Cathy Teed, Benalla.

A total of 12.1 per cent of Gippsland Grammar students achieved scores above 95, placing them in the top five per cent of the state.

Lilly Walsh from Sale achieved 98.45; Kate Crombie, Metung, 98.2; Isobel Riggall, Tinamba, 98.1; Chloe Wilde, Maffra, 97.5; Kelsey Rettino, Bairnsdale, 97.4; Mike Kerrison, Traralgon, 97.3; Bethany Lamb, Maffra, 97.25; Alastair de Steiger, Bairnsdale, 96.15; Leah Sjerp, Granite Rock, 96; and Angus Rose, Eagle Point, 95.75.

More than 21 per cent of Gippsland Grammar students were in the top 10 per cent of students in the state with ATAR scores of more than 90, while 41.4 per cent of students obtained ATAR scores in excess of 80, placing them in the top 20 per cent.

More than 85 per cent of Gippsland Grammar students placed in the top 50 per cent of the state.

The school’s median ATAR score was 78.25.

The average study score for the school was 31.7 and close to 10 per cent of the study scores were over 40.

Gippsland Grammar principal David Baker said he was thrilled with the results.

“Of course we are delighted with the outstanding results attained by our high achieving students; however, there are many other success stories this year not listed in the names and scores above,” Mr Baker said.

“We would like to congratulate all of our students who successfully obtained their VCE or VCAL certificates.”

CATHOLIC College Sale year 12 student Victor Forcadela has been named this year’s dux with his 98.05 ATAR score.

Victor has followed in his family’s footsteps, with his sister Mirasol being awarded dux in 2007.

Victor achieved a perfect study score of 50 for further maths.

Catholic College Sale principal Chris Randell said three students scored in the 90s and a significant number of students scored in the 70s and 80s.

“We’re always very happy with our students,” Mr Randell said.

“Catholic College Sale focuses on the talents of all students and we celebrate their diversity.

“We are very proud of each individual student in their VCE and VCAL performances.

“Victor Forcadela has shown the dedication and commitment of a student with high ideals.

“This, together with his caring and compassionate nature, makes him a worthy dux for the college.”

SALE College year 12 student Harry Ferrier has been named his school’s dux with an ATAR of 97.10.

Harry performed well, achieving a study score of 45 for chemistry.

Sale College had an additional three students who scored in the 90s, with Dayle Howlett achieving an ATAR of 94.1, Sophie Coleman 93.95 and Phillip Webb 90.75.

Sale College college director Craig Felstead said he was pleased with the students’ results.

MAFFRA Secondary College 2014 dux Marni Cox-Livingstone achieved an ATAR score 96.75.

Principal Jeanette McNamara said Marni had been well supported by her family and college staff, but ultimately her success had been through her own perseverance and determination to succeed.

“A very well deserved result for a quiet and humble achiever after two years of excellence in her VCE studies,” Ms McNamara said.

Marni completed work experience at Gippsland Base Hospital in Sale and hopes to study biomedicine at the University of Melbourne next year.

Ms McNamara said many Maffra students had achieved study scores of above 40 in various subjects.

She said the year 12 students were a cohesive group and they all worked well together throughout the year.

“Overall they performed well achieving many excellent results,” she said.

“We are also particularly pleased by some outstanding results in our VET in schools (VETis) subjects with the top VET student Brodie Harrap studying VET hospitality delivered in our own specialised kitchen at Maffra Secondary College,” Ms McNamara said.

“We also achieved a very high score in VET engineering.”

Ms McNamara said Maffra students were renowned for their enterprise in achieving successful career outcomes in a broad range of areas because of their independent spirit and willingness to have a go and seek out opportunities.