Academic Achievements - Class of 2019
As Principal of Saint Ignatius’ College, it gives me great pleasure to share this summary of the academic achievements of the Class of 2019 with our students, parents, friends and the wider community.
Our Senior Year have been a credit to themselves, their families and the College and we are proud of them. In particular, their care for each other, their support for all aspects of co-curricular and their commitment to their studies, has been exemplary. They participated wholeheartedly in the life of the school and we are very grateful for their contribution to our history.
In providing this information there is a tendency to focus on ATAR scores, percentages and the like, but we know our students’ formation is much broader and deeper than these numbers suggest and I congratulate all our students who achieved their personal goals whatever they may have been.
That said, there are many outstanding achievements in 2019 and we acknowledge all - students, families and staff - who contributed to these in any way.
Mr Peter Coffey
Highlights of Achievements
- All of our Year 12 students gained their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
- Our students gained 122 A+ grades, including 51 Merits, 227 A’s and 197 A-’s – a total of 546 grades in the A band.
- The average ATAR was 85.8 and the median score was 89.7.
- Highest ATAR achieved was 99.95 (1 student).
- 35 students (including three Year 11 students) achieved 51 Merits.
- Merits were achieved in 17 subjects involving 25 teachers.
- 21.6 % (32) of our Year 12 students gained Merits.
- One student achieved four Merits. Four students achieved three Merits. Five students achieved two Merits. Two of these students also received a Merit as Year 11 students in 2018. One of these students also received a Merit as a Year 10 student in 2017.
- 7 students (4.8 % of the cohort) achieved an ATAR of 99 or above, placing them in the top 1% of the State.
- 44 students (30.3 % of the cohort) achieved an ATAR of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5% of the State.
- 69 students (47.6 % of the cohort) achieved an ATAR of 90 or above, placing them in the top 10% of the State.