Academic Results

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Westminster Class of 2016 SACE Results Overview

It is my pleasure to share with you an overview of the excellence achieved in the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) by Westminster’s Class of 2016. 

The median ATAR for the Class of 2016 was 85.5, one of the highest results achieved since we have been analysing our SACE results.

Of all grades achieved by the Class of 2016, 42% were As, while 84% of grades were As and Bs, maintaining the high standard recorded in 2015.

Of the 117 students who gained an ATAR:

  • ​Three students achieved an ATAR of 99 and above       
  • 17% of students achieved an ATAR of 95 and above
  • 36% of students achieved an ATAR of 90 and above 
  • 61% of students achieved an ATAR of 80 and above

While we are extremely proud of all our students in this cohort, I am particularly pleased to recognise the students who gained the top 10 ATARs for the School: 

  • Sarah Wyness (three Merits including one gained in 2015) is our School Dux with an ATAR of 99.65
  • Aine Garvey (one Merit) is our Proxime Accessit with an ATAR of 99.55
  • Madison Burn (one Merit) achieved an ATAR of 99.15
  • Mikayla Opie (two Merits including one gained in 2015) achieved an ATAR of 98.3
  • Stanley Feetham (two Merits) achieved an ATAR of 98.2
  • Lachlan Ryan achieved an ATAR of 98.1
  • Jackson Agnew (one Merit) achieved an ATAR of 97.95
  • Annabelle Dennis (one Merit) achieved an ATAR of 97.3
  • Benjamin Ollerenshaw achieved an ATAR of 97.1
  • Hannah Carne and Zarli Skinner both achieved an ATAR of 96.7

Westminster students achieved a significant increase in the number of Merits awarded in 2016 – 33 in total. A Merit indicates a perfect subject score. This is one of the highest number of Merits awarded to Westminster students since we have been analysing our SACE results​. These Merits have been awarded to 28 SACE students across a broad range of subjects, proving again that Westminster gives students every opportunity to excel in their areas of interest, as part of an exceptional all-round education: 

  • Agricultural and Horticultural Studies - one Merit
  • Chemistry – one Merit

  • Creative Arts (Art) – three Merits

  • Economics – one Merit

  • English Communications – three Merits

  • English Studies – two Merits

  • Ensemble Performance – one Merit

  • Mathematical Applications – one Merit

  • Outdoor Education – three Merits

  • Psychology – one Merit

  • Research Project – 14 Merits (including six awarded in 2015 and eight awarded to students in the Class of 2017)

  • Workplace Practices – two Merits

I am delighted to note an increase in our A+ grades of 22.2% percent since 2012, and a 33.3% increase in our A grades for the same time period. This is testament to the investment we are making into enhancing the quality of teaching and learning at Westminster, in line with our strategic direction of helping our students achieve all-round excellence.

I look forward to providing a comprehensive analysis of academic and co-curricular achievements for this cohort in our Class of 2016 Achievements publication to be released early in 2017. This will be shared through our website, our eNews and with the wider School community in the next edition of Westminster News (Autumn 2017).

I would like to thank all our fine teaching staff from the Early Learning Centre to Year 12, who have helped our students achieve these results. I would especially like to acknowledge our Head of Senior School David Wallage and Head of Senior Students Tony Ritson (’93) for their dedicated support and guidance of our Year 12 cohort, this year and every year. We are privileged to have an outstanding team of teaching and support staff at Westminster, who never cease to amaze me with their exceptional commitment to helping our students achieve their learning goals. Thank you and congratulations to all of you.

To the Class of 2016, on behalf of everyone at Westminster, I wish you all the very best as you move forward to the next exciting stage of your lives. You will always be welcome at Westminster, and we look forward to hearing and celebrating your achievements as Old Scholars for years to come. 

Andrea Sherwood
Director of Learning