A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Academic Results

Academic Results

Below is a message from our School Principal, Simon Shepherd, sharing the results of our Class of 2022.

Westminster Class of 2022 SACE Results Overview

It is our great pleasure to share with you an overview of the excellent results achieved by the Class of 2022 in the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

In a year that commenced with its own challenges, we proudly ended 2022 with 100% of our students graduating with their SACE.

The median ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for the Class of 2022 is 83.6, consistent with the recent trend of high results over the past ten years.

Of all our SACE (Stage 2) grades achieved in 2022, 45% were As, while over 87% were As and Bs.

Of the 139 students eligible for an ATAR:

  • 18% of students achieved an ATAR equal to or above 95
  • 31.7% of students achieved an ATAR equal to or above 90
  • 61.2% of students achieved an ATAR equal to or above 80.
I am delighted to announce that our Dux of the School for 2022 is Jade Cross, pictured below, who achieved the highest ATAR possible of 99.95. This year, Jade received SACE Merits in Chemistry and Research Project B to add to her SACE Merit in 2021 for Biology. Our Proxime Accessit is William Bradley, also pictured below, with an outstanding ATAR of 99.75 and SACE Merits in Chemistry and English Literary Studies, adding to his existing Merit in Biology from 2021. Both Jade and Will were awarded a perfect ‘20’ in Chemistry, which is a magnificent achievement.
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We congratulate every student in the cohort for their commitment and effort, and acknowledge the following students who join Jade and Will to form our list of Top 10 ATARs:

  • Jade Cross – 99.95
  • William Bradley – 99.75
  • Jonathan Hawtin – 99.4
  • Sasha Coorey – 99.3
  • Oshana Andraweera – 99.2
  • Jack McKenzie – 99.1
  • Jianan Jiang – 98.45
  • Robert Zhou – 98.45
  • Cameron Chau – 98.15
  • Kiera Ross – 98
  • Airlie Rouvray – 98

The prestigious Governor of South Australia Commendation Excellence Award recognises outstanding achievement in Year 12 SACE subjects and how students have used their personal qualities to make a difference in their local communities. We are honoured to have Sasha Coorey receive a Governor of South Australia Commendation Excellence Award.

In 2022, 28 students recorded 34 SACE Merits for subject scores in 16 different subject areas, in addition to the 11 Merits the Class of 2022 scored in 2020 and 2021, a total of 45 Merits across 18 subjects.

In 2022 Merits were recorded in the following subjects:

  • Ancient Studies – one Merit
  • Biology – one Merit
  • Chemistry – four Merits
  • Chinese Background Speakers – one Merit
  • Chinese Continuers – one Merit
  • Creative Arts (Design) – one Merit
  • Dance – two Merits
  • English Literary Studies – two Merits
  • General English – one Merit
  • General Mathematics – two Merits
  • Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions – one Merit
  • Music Ensemble Performance – one Merit
  • Music Solo Performance – one Merit
  • Outdoor Education – six Merits
  • Research Project A – two Merits
  • Research Project B – seven Merits (and a further six scored in 2021)

No matter the area of learning, outstanding results come from meaningful student, teacher and parent collaboration. We thank our Director of Learning, Andrea Sherwood, Faculty leaders, teachers and support staff throughout the whole School, who uphold the exceptional education we offer students from Early Learning through to Year 12, in the classroom and online. We acknowledge Head of Senior School David Wallage, Head of Senior Students Tony Ritson (’93) and Heads of House for their dedicated support and guidance of our Year 12 cohort. We are grateful for the support to all parents, caregivers and families during their sons’ and daughters’ years at Westminster.

We wish the Class of 2022 the very best for their future success and extend an open invitation for our Old Scholars to visit us at Westminster to share their life stories beyond school.

Warm regards

Simon Shepherd