Year 12 Results 2016

It gives me great pleasure to share with you the St John’s Grammar School SACE results and achievements for 2016.

This year, we saw an outstanding achievement in our SACE Stage 1 results, with 40% of results being As compared with the State average of 23.09%. These results are particularly impressive, as a large number of Year 10 students study SACE Stage 1 or Year 11 subjects as part of their Year 10 studies.

Our Year 12 students have achieved exceptionally well. Our Dux this year is Verity Bond, who achieved four Merits for her studies in Biology, Chemistry, English Studies and Psychology and she achieved a Merit for her Research Project in 2015, completed whist in Year 11. Verity has always been an exemplary student and her results are well deserved.

12% of the Year 12 cohort achieved an ATAR of 95 or higher and 30% achieved an ATAR of 90 or more. In addition, the results of the remainder of the cohort are pleasing and in some cases higher than they had hoped for. 82% of all grades were As or Bs and 34% of all grades were As.

We are very proud of our graduating students. They have worked well throughout the year, supporting each other and being fine leaders of our School. They have mentored younger students and have been fully involved in the extensive extra-curricular programs that the School has to offer. They have exhibited a wide range of personal and interpersonal skills, developed their own strengths, and have the potential to be outstanding leaders in our community.

The staff of St John’s Grammar School congratulates the class of 2016 and wish them well for the future. We look forward to hearing about their continuing successes on their next stage in life’s journey.

Cheryl Bauer

School Dux

Congratulations to our School Dux – Verity Bond who achieved an ATAR of 99.75.

Four merits were achieved in Chemistry, English Studies, Biology and Psychology.

Verity also received a merit in 2015 for her Research Project, which she completed in Year 11.

Merit Winners

In total, nine merits were achieved by six students.

Verity Bond (Chemistry, English Studies, Biology and Psychology)

Claudia Bates (English Communications)

Hannah Fraser (English Communications)

Samuel Handshin (Material Products)

Amelia Johnson (Research Project B)

Maiah Stewardson (Solo Performance)

Students who achieved an ATAR of 90+

Verity Bond                                  99.75

Brianna Corbin                            98.75

Jessica Bell                                   98.45

Soraya Duke                                98.10

Claudia Bates                              98.00

Samuel Handshin                       97.35

Emily Windsor                            96.95

Maiah Stewardson                    96.85

Lachlan Carlsson-Forbes         95.80

Amelia Turner                             95.00

Alexandra Brown                       94.55

Maddie Thelning                        94.10

Jesse Welch                                 93.75

Henry Burgess                             93.45

Meg Anderson                            93.25

Victoria Hetherington              92.10

Hayley Zevenboom                 92.10

Henry Bampton                          91.95

Emily Whyatt                               91.95

Aiesha Baldry                              91.85

Lise Jacobs                                    90.80

Jordan Collette                           90.35

Claire Williams                            90.35

Merritt Boyd                                90.20

Sean Jackson                               90.20

Destinations of the Class of 2016

Eighty-five St John’s Grammar School students completed Year 12 in 2016 and of these, 79 students made applications through SATAC for university places in South Australia.  Students also applied internationally, interstate, and directly to TAFE. Seventy-three students received course offers in SA, with the majority of students receiving offers for their first choices. Others, particularly the International students, are studying interstate. Many students are taking double, combined or Honours degrees.

Those who did not apply for tertiary programs are working, have gained apprenticeships and traineeships, or are taking a gap year, with the intention of applying for courses for 2018. Many of the students who did apply and received offers are also taking a gap year, working and/or travelling before starting their deferred courses.

The most popular courses were Health Science/Medical Science/Medicine (seven students), Engineering (six students, including four who are studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), Business and Commerce (six students), Arts (five students), Education (five students), Nursing and Midwifery (five student) and Science (four students). In total, 43 different courses have been offered to our students in SA, with 44 students offered places at Flinders University, 19 at University of Adelaide, 10 at University of South Australia and others at TAFE (outside the SATAC application process).

It is always exciting when our students undertake courses that are “firsts” for St John’s. This year we have our first student taking a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience), a student doing Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and three students who are taking Bachelor of Creative Arts courses at Flinders (in Fashion, Digital Media and Screen). St John’s will make a significant impact on Speech Pathology at Flinders as we have three students who have been successful in their applications to study this degree.

Some of our former students will not accept places in Adelaide but will study interstate – one student has commenced Medicine in WA and another won an Excellence Scholarship at Bond University where she will take a Bachelor of Film and Television degree. Another student will study at ICHM (International College of Hotel Management), taking a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of International Hotel Management from the prestigious Swiss Hotel Association.

The Year 12 students of 2016 are to be congratulated on the receipt of such a fine range of tertiary offers. We wish them well in fulfilling their dreams.

Wendy Edwards
Careers Counsellor

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