As VCE results roll in, it’s safe to say that our Jewish schools have yet again impressed.
At Mount Scopus, 10.6% of students achieved an ATAR of 99 or above, 35% of students achieved an ATAR of 95 or above and 53% of students achieved an ATAR of 90 or above. The school’s median ATAR was 90.55, while the median study score was 36 – 31.9% of study scores at 40 or above.
Nine ‘perfect’ study scores of 50 were achieved in English, Health and Human Development, Legal Studies, Mathematical Methods, Psychology and Religion and Society.
Mazel tov to Joshua Rotstein who achieved an ATAR of 99.9 who has been named Dux of the College.
Additional top VCE performers were Jordan Lipszyc (99.7), Georgia Salkin (99.6), Tali Hazan(99.55), Joshua Goldberg (99.5), Gabriella Slomoi (99.4), Tara Givoni (99.35), Jacob Pook(99.35), Jason Antman (99.25), Tess-Rafaella Wexler (99.15), Matthew Peker (99.05) and Hannah Miller (99).
Mount Scopus principal rabbi James Kennard said, “Transitioning back and forth from in-person to online learning whilst maintaining motivation for studies was exceptionally demanding for our students. We are therefore prouder than ever at their achievements, and we thank their teachers for their endless support and commitment.”
Bialik College students have also smashed it out of the ballpark with 11.3% of students achieving an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of the state. Additionally, 32.4% of students attained 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the state.
Another 52.1% of VCE students scored 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of the state and an incredible 32.6% of study scores were 40 or above placing them in the top 8% of the state.
The median ATAR was 90.2, while the median study score has been announced as 37. Six perfect study scores of 50 across 5 subjects were also recorded.
Mazel Tov to College Dux, Tye Samuels who achieved an ATAR of 99.85.
Samuels said,”I’m really excited and surprised by my results. Especially considering the crazy past two years, I really owe this mark to my amazing teachers who were able to keep me sane and motivated throughout lockdown!”
Principal Jeremy Stowe-Lindner said, “We are so proud of every single member of our 2021 graduating class. Each and every one of them has achieved spectacular results, managing the stop-start of disrupted schooling throughout their VCE years. Kol Hakavod to them and their dedicated and hard-working teachers.”
Over at Leibler Yavneh College, 6% of students achieved an ATAR of 99 and above, 25% of students achieved an ATAR of 97 and above and 58% of students achieved an ATAR of 90 and above.
Congratulations to the Dux of Leibler Yavneh College for 2021, Yoni Gilboa who achieved an ATAR of 99.6 and Tahni Paluch who achieved a perfect score in Legal Studies.
College principal Cherylyn Skewes, said, “We are particularly proud that, despite the continuing challenges of COVID, the majority of our graduates have elected to attend Shnat programs next year, experiencing Israel and invariably developing lifelong connections to Eretz Yisrael and Am Yisrael.”
“We wish each of our 2021 graduates Kol HaKavod and B’Hatzlacha and thank them for the contributions they have made at Yavneh,” she added.
At King David, 7% achieved 99 or above placing them in the top 1% of the state and 31% achieved 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the state.
Additionally, 43% of VCE students achieved 90 or above placing them in the top 10% of the state and 76% achieved 80 or above placing them in the top 20% of the state.
The median study score was 36.
The median study score for Year 11s undertaking Unit 3 & 4 Studies was 38 with four of five of the school’s perfect study scores of 50 achieved by Year 11 students.
This year’s Dux at King David is Jessica Cebon who achieved an ATAR of 99.6. David Pecherskiy achieved an ATAR of 99.5 and Jacob Arnheim achieved an ATAR of 99.2.
Congratulations to Year 11 Ella Sayag (Physical Education), Year 11 Joshua Shifman (Applied Computing: Software Development), Yeah 11 Noah Spitz (Physical Education), Year 11 Mia Wald (Psychology) and Year 12 Mayani Wise (Studio Arts) who achieved perfect Study Scores of 50.
Principal Marc Light said, “Our students’ dedication and commitment, supported and guided by the expertise of their teachers, has enabled them to achieve results that will open doors to the tertiary courses they seek and continue to place The King David School in the top echelons of the State.”
At Beth Rivkah College, the Dux achieved an ATAR of 98.15, while 70% of students achieved ATARs of over 80, placing them in the top 20% of the State. Two outstanding students also recorded perfect study scores of 50.
At Yeshivah, the college Dux scored an ATAR of 99.15 and had 40% of ATARs over 90, placing them in the top 10% of the State. The median study score was also 36.
“We are extremely proud of our 2021 graduating classes at Yeshivah – Beth Rivkah Colleges, who have overcome such challenges over these past two years of Covid. No previous cohort has ever had to demonstrate such resilience and fortitude. They are to be commended and their achievement justly celebrated,” said principal rabbi Elisha Greenbaum.