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2020 VCE Results

At Clarendon, attention and efforts are on delivering on our focus statement. We work to maximise a student’s competence, skills and capacity so that, at the end of their time at school, when they stand on the threshold of their future, they can choose their heart’s desire.

We are proud to celebrate the successes of our entire Year 12 cohort.

  • 82% (117 students) achieved a university entrance score over 80, putting them in the top 20% of the nation.
  • 20% achieved above 98.
  • 52 students attained an ATAR above 95 and 13 students achieved above 99.

Our Dux for 2020 is Kaylee Tomota, one of our boarders from Tokyo, with 99.90.

Students have good reason to celebrate when the middle student within our cohort has achieved an ATAR of 93. The Class of 2020 achieved results that reflect their determination, persistence and passion. The outcomes also reflect the commitment of the team involved in supporting, guiding and caring for them. Congratulations to our students, their families and the staff.

Our Year 12 students, these young adults, stand on the threshold of their future; their next steps will see them move closer to their goals and dreams. Within our diverse group of Year 12 students, we have aspiring health professionals, engineers, fashion designers, diplomats, forensic scientists, singer-songwriters, international aid specialists, environmental scientists, landscape architects and agronomists.

Throughout 2020, it is clear that our students have thrived in adverse conditions. More important than the final results is the fact that they have proved themselves capable of confronting and overcoming challenges. We are proud of every single one of them.

We wish all of our 2020 Year 12 students every success as they embark on the next phase of their lives.

2019 NAPLAN

For the fifth year in succession, Ballarat Clarendon College has been recognised by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), the peak independent statutory authority, as one of the few schools nationally that made ‘substantially above average gains’ with its students.

We received the following from David de Carvalho the CEO of ACARA:
I am pleased to advise that ACARA has identified your school as having demonstrated substantially above average gain in reading and/or numeracy achievement, as measured by NAPLAN.

On behalf of ACARA, I would like to extend my congratulations to you and your school community on this achievement. Improvement in student literacy and/or numeracy of this magnitude, as measured by NAPLAN, is significant and worthy of highlighting and acknowledging.

Focused on the optimal progress of every student in every curriculum area, it is gratifying for all in our community that we are publicly acknowledged for delivering on our goal. Everything we do at Clarendon is in the service of student learning and student progress; we remain steadfastly focused on our mission – to maximise a student’s competence, skills and capacity so that, at the end of their time at school, when they stand on the threshold of their future, they can choose their heart’s desire.

Over several years, ACARA has released information on schools demonstrating substantially above average gain in student reading and/or numeracy achievement, as measured by NAPLAN. My School presents gain in student achievement in three ways: overall gain compared with previous years; gain compared to schools with similar students; and gain compared to other students at the same average NAPLAN starting score. In being identified as a ‘high gain school’, Clarendon is recognised as demonstrating ‘substantial improvement’ based on an overall gain that exceeds the national average; an overall gain higher than schools with a similar community socio-educational advantage level; and an overall gain higher than that shown by students with the same NAPLAN starting score. In recognising this achievement, ACARA notes that ‘gains of this magnitude are significant and worthy of acknowledgement’.