Our Class of 2021 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 – 93.80
  • Top ATAR – 99.90
  • 46% with ATAR of 95+ (top 5% nationally)
  • 49 Merit Awards

Special mention goes to Cheri Wong who recorded our top ATAR of 99.90 and a Merit in Physics alongside earlier Merits in Music Performance - Ensemble and Solo. She was also among a select group of students to receive the prestigious Governor of South Australia Commendation – Excellence Award. Furthermore, she achieved perfect scores in the University of Adelaide's Headstart program for Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Essentials of Neuroscience. Cheri was also previously honoured with the Don Maynard Music Prize for the most outstanding achievement in a SACE Stage 2 Music subject (Ensemble Performance) from her studies as a Year 11.

Another remarkable Saints Girl, Year 11 student Rune Chi Zhao, achieved Merits in Mathematical Methods, Modern History and Research Project in addition to the Merit she received for Stage 2 Biology as a Year 10 student. This was on top of her selection to represent Australia at the International Physics Olympiad.

Across our dedicated SACE cohort, the percentage of Stage 2 grades in the ‘A’ band was a phenomenal 70%, well above the State figure of 30%. 

Our SACE students flourished across all subject areas, in particular:

  • The percentage of English Literary Studies grades in the ‘A’ band was 89%, eclipsing the State figure of 36%
  • In Specialist Mathematics, 80% of students received 'A' grades (State figure: 34%)
  • In Physics, 67% recorded 'A' grades (State figure: 30%)
  • In Business Innovation, 81% achieved 'A' grades (State figure: 27%)
  • In Physical Education, 92% were 'A' grades (State figure: 22%)

In the IB, the School’s median score was 40, equating to an ATAR of 97.90, with 29 Merits.

Impressively, 80% of our IB students received an ATAR of 95+, led by Sara Peak and Holly Wallman-Craddock who both achieved an IB score of 44 out of 45, earning an ATAR of 99.75 and 6 Merits.

In addition 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 2021 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.

Julia Shea