Please follow the link to view the Class of 2017 Results brochure.
Below is a message from our School Principal, Simon Shepherd, sharing the results of our Class of 2017.
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 2017.
The median ATAR for the Class of 2017 was 84.7, one of the highest SACE results ever achieved at Westminster.
Of all grades achieved by the Class of 2017, almost half were As (47%), while 92% of grades were As and Bs, a significant increase over the high standard recorded in 2016.
Of the 130 students who gained an ATAR:
I am delighted to announce that the honour of 2017 Dux is shared by Jacob Wilson and Yashwanth Chandrasekaran who each achieved an ATAR of 99.9. This is the tenth time in the history of Westminster that the Dux has been shared by more than one student, and the first time since 2004. Both students are to be congratulated for their exceptional achievement reflected in their ATAR and in their Merits for ‘perfect’ subject scores:
Every student in the cohort should be congratulated for their efforts this year and in particular, we can all share pride in the achievements of the following students who join our Duces, Jacob and Yashwanth in rounding out our top ten ATARs achieved:
Westminster’s Class of 2017 was awarded 41 Merits for ‘perfect’ subject scores, and an additional four Merits were awarded to Year 11 students undertaking Stage II subjects this year. This is an outstanding result and is one of the highest SACE Merits tallies ever recorded at Westminster. Merits have been achieved across 19 different subject areas, proving again that Westminster gives students every opportunity to excel in their areas of interest, as part of an exceptional all-round education:
I am delighted to report that over the past five years at Westminster, our graduating students’ number of A+ grades has increased by more than 83% and their A grades, by more than 38%. This remarkable improvement is testament to the continued strategic investment the School is making into further enhancing the quality of teaching and learning at Westminster.
It is absolutely essential to acknowledge and thank our Director of Learning, Andrea Sherwood for her leadership, which is making such a significant impact on our students and their academic success.
Supporting Andrea is our fine teaching staff from the Early Learning Centre and the Preparatory School through to Year 12, whose work over the years has helped our students achieve such all-round excellence. Especially deserving of acknowledgment is 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. Westminster students are privileged to have such an outstanding team of teaching and support staff. Thank you and congratulations to you all.
To the Class of 2017, 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.