Outstanding Year 12 Results

Our Class of 2022 reinforced our tradition of success across the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, with our students achieving these incredible highlights:

  • Median ATAR – 90.65
  • Top ATAR – 99.95
  • 36% with ATAR of 95+ (top 5% nationally)
  • 42 Merits

Our 2022 Deputy Head Prefect Chi Chi Zhao recorded the top ATAR, a perfect score of 99.95, with Merits in Chemistry, Specialist Mathematics, Physics and Legal Studies alongside previous Merits in Biology, Mathematical Methods, Modern History and Research Project. She was also among a select group of students to receive the Governor of South Australia Commendation – Excellence Award. Chi Chi accepted a prestigious Tuckwell Scholarship at the Australian National University to study a Bachelor of Philosophy – Science (PhB), paving the way for direct entry into ANU's Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD).

Across our SACE cohort, more than half of our students achieved an ATAR of 90+, placing them in the top 10% of the country. Indeed, the percentage of Stage 2 grades in the ‘A’ band was a phenomenal 69%, eclipsing the State figure of 31%. 

Our SACE students flourished across all subject areas, including:

  • 100% ‘A’ grades in Drama, Music Performance - Ensemble, Dance and Visual Arts - Art
  • English Literary Studies - 85% 'A' grades (State figure: 40%)
  • Physical Education - 80% 'A' grades (State figure: 28%)
  • Business Innovation - 76% 'A' grades (State figure: 32%)
  • Chemistry - 67% 'A' grades (State figure: 33%)
  • Research Project - 90% 'A' grades (State figure: 38%)

In addition, artworks by five of our 2022 Old Scholars were selected for inclusion in the prestigious SACE Art Show 2023, making us the only School in the State to have this many pieces chosen.

In the IB, the School’s median score was 41 out of 45 (combined rank/ATAR equivalent 98.25+). Close to 60% of our IB cohort earned a Distinction (IB score 40+), led by Xingzi Zhang who received an IB score of 44 (combined rank/ATAR equivalent 99.75) with Merits in English, Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Theory of Knowledge/Extended Essay.

IB Merits were also achieved in Spanish, Economics, Global Politics and Philosophy. Our IB students excelled across all disciplines with ‘A’ grade highlights including English (86%), Languages (64%), Humanities (91%), Sciences (90%) and Arts (100%).

Further to these outstanding results, 38 of our Year 12 students secured early entry to the University of Adelaide and Flinders University after applying for pathway programs based on their Year 11 grades.

We commend our entire Class of 2022 for their diligence, dedication and contribution to St Peter’s Girls, and we wish them all the best for the next chapter of their learning journey.

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