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Congratulations to our Year 12 students
• 18.5% of students in top 1% nationally
• 48.2% of students in top 5% nationally
Junior School Twilight Tour:
Monday 4 September at 5pm
Our next whole School Tour is:
Thursday 14 September at 9am
At St Peter’s Girls there are no obstacles which prevent your daughter from exploring her chosen field.
St Peter’s Girls’ School is very proud of the outstanding South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) results achieved by the Class of 2016. Our academic results consistently sit well above the State average.
Outstanding results for the Class of 2016
Our Year 12 Class of 2016 has achieved remarkable results, including:
- 18.5% of students received an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) over 99 (19.6% in 2015)
- 48.2% of students received an ATAR over 95 (42.8% in 2015)
- Median ATAR: 92.7 (93.85 in 2015)
- 64 Merit Awards (46 in 2015)
Congratulations to all our girls on their accomplishments, having strived to reach new personal bests.
Special mention must go to the following students on their exceptional individual results:
- Overall DUX of the School, Jaida Bouhamdan, who achieved the top IB Diploma score of 44 (equivalent ATAR of 99.95) and seven Merit Awards.
- Mila Loechel, who achieved the top ATAR result of our SACE cohort with 99.9.
- Ashleigh Jones, recipient of the prestigious Tennyson Medal.
- Other outstanding SACE students: Kritika Mishra with 99.85, Jemma Wang with 99.8, and Samantha Abeygunasekara and Olivia Teh, both with 99.75.
In addition, Kritika earned a total of five Merit Awards in SACE and, as a result of her remarkable achievements, received the additional honour of a Governor of South Australia Commendation.
In 2016, eight students completed the IB Diploma, earning 18 Merit Awards across 9 subjects. An impressive 25% placed in the top 1% nationally and 75% placed in the top 10%.
Our students far exceeded the global 2016 cohort, achieving an average score of 34.75 out of a possible 45, compared to 29.21. This is a 90.74 ATAR equivalent.
A total of 23 students earned 46 Merit Awards across 12 subjects and achieved a median ATAR of 94.
For the fifth year in a row, a St Peter’s Girls student has been awarded the Tennyson Medal. Ashleigh Jones was presented with this award, which goes to the highest achieving English Studies student in SA.
Merit Awards were received across a diverse range of subjects, including English Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Drama, Research Project, Modern History, Physics, Economics and Creative Arts. We are also proud to have four Year 11 students, who were each awarded a Merit in Stage 2 subjects completed this year.
The number of A grades out-performed the State’s figures, with 62% compared to 24%. The table below lists a variety of subjects, highlighting the diversity of the girls’ talents:
SACE ‘A’ results:
|Subject||St Peter’s Girls’ School (%)||SA (%)|
Outstanding results such as these are a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of our girls, not to mention the invaluable support and leadership provided by our parents and teachers.
My congratulations to our entire Year 12 Class of 2016 for a stellar year.
The majority of students will now commence tertiary studies at the University of Adelaide and Uni SA, following a diverse range of course options. This year, 82% of our students received their first preference for university – an outstanding start to their future careers.
Tradition of success
Though it may not always seem like it, the ATAR offers only one measure of success. A number cannot fully encapsulate the hard work, long nights and weekends sacrificed. Nor the deft juggling of study with co-curricular activities. Or the myriad other challenges that come with adolescence in the modern age. So, no matter the number, each and every one of our students leaves with talents, friendships, self-awareness and resilience nurtured over their time at the School.
Likewise, there is no better reflection of the strength and quality of education offered by our School than the confident, well-rounded and community-oriented women who walk out of our doors at the end of their secondary education. These young women of character and influence are set to make their mark on the world, one way or the other.
Results from previous years
Class of 2015
Highlights from the Class of 2015:
- Top ATAR of 99.9
- 19.6% of students received an ATAR of 99 or higher
- 42.8% of students received an ATAR of 95 or higher
- 35 SACE Merit Awards across 11 subjects including Biology, Chemistry, English Studies, Physics, Modern History and research project
- Tennyson Medal awarded to the highest achieving English Studies student for the fourth year running
- Hardwicke College Prize awarded to the most outstanding female biology student
- Two Governor of SA Commendations
- IB Diploma Dux of the School achieved 44 out of 45, joining 2% of global candidates
- 75% of students received their first preference for university
Class of 2014
Highlights from the Class of 2014:
- 16% of students received an ATAR of 99 or above
- 23% ranked above 98
- 51% of students placed in the top 10% of the state
- Inaugural IB Diploma graduates – Average scores in some subjects were over 20% higher than world averages, with highlights from the curriculum including English A: Literature HL at 10.6% above the world’s average grade; Mathematics SL at 11.7% above; Chemistry SL at 14.3% above; Biology HL at 17% above; Physics HL at 20% above and History SL at 22.6% above the world’s average grade
- Collectively, our SACE students received 41 Merit Awards across SACE and IB subjects, in areas as diverse as Biology, Chemistry, Drama, English, Information Technology, Mathematics, History and Research Project
- SACE students excelled across all fields, with the number of ‘A+’ results far exceeding the State’s figures.
Class of 2013
Highlights from the Class of 2013:
- Median ATAR was 95.75
- 17% of students received an ATAR of more than 99
- 28% of students ranked above 98
- 55% of students were placed in the top 5% of the state
- Collectively, the class received 35 Merit Awards in Biology, Chemistry, Drama, English Communications, English Studies, Information Technology, Maths Applications, Maths Methods, Maths Studies, Modern History, Music Solo Performance, Music Ensemble, Research Project and Specialist Maths
- Two students studied six Stage 2 subjects over two years and achieved top scores of 99.95
Class of 2012
Highlights from the Class of 2012:
- 68% received an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of more than 90 which places them in the top 10%
- More than 44% received an ATAR of over 95 which places them in the top 5%
- 32% were placed in the top 2% of the state (the highest number of students that St Peter’s Girls has ever had in the Top 2%)
- Median ATAR was 94.4
- I love the small community and great teachers who care not only about their students’ grades, but also well-being and inclusivity for all.
Eloise, Year 11
- As a learner, I want to know more
Gabriella, Year 12
- Even though we have to get up early, I love rowing. Competing at the Head of the River made all the hard work worthwhile.
Sophia, Year 10
- I really like how when you walk down the main corridor, everyone says hi, including the teachers.
Tegan, Year 6
- Things I love about Saints? Non-judgemental, strives for excellence, wonderful opportunities, great teachers, international and multicultural.
Klea, Year 11
- The girls and the teachers are so friendly to be around and you can always get help from anyone in the class.
Dimity, Year 8
- The St Peter’s Girls’ ELC gives my daughter a place to be herself and explore her world in an environment she feels safe in and is immensely proud of.
- Everyone is supportive and it is a great School. I have been here all my life.
Ebony, Year 8
- I have always admired the passion the School has for developing girls who are well-rounded in all aspects of their academic, sporting and personal life.
- I love the girls and the friendly atmosphere. Everyone is really nice and caring. I love being able to come to School and talk to girls from all year levels.
Emma, Year 8
- Good results come from hard work, commitment (on both the teacher’s and students’ behalf) and the establishment of positive relationships between the teacher and the students. Mutual understanding and respect are key.