Congratulations to the Class of 2021 on their superb VCE results. These outcomes are reflective of the talent, ingenuity, and determination of this wonderful group of young men.
Every student has their own definition of success. However, for many, their ATAR will enable them to take the next step towards their future aspirations and, for this, they are to be commended.
I would like to acknowledge the very fine achievements of Kelvin Cao, William Flintoft, and Peter Frangos who attained the highest possible ATAR of 99.95. William Flintoft was also the 2021 Captain of School. A further 17 students gained an ATAR of 99 or higher, continuing Melbourne Grammar School’s strong representation at this elite level.
Other highlights include:
- The median ATAR is 90.05
- 10.6% of our students achieved an ATAR of 99+, placing them in the top 1% of the State
- 30.7% of our students achieved an ATAR of 95+, placing them in the top 5% of the State
- 50.3% of our students achieved an ATAR of 90+, placing them in the top 10% of the State
- Seven students achieved the maximum score of 50 in one or more of their subjects
- 8.5% of all study (subject) scores were graded as 45+, placing those students in the top 1% of their subjects
- 24.4% of all study (subject) scores were graded as 40+, placing those students in the top 8% of their subjects
The students in the Class of 2021 should be recognised not only for their academic accomplishments, but also for the fortitude, grace, and optimism they have demonstrated over the past two years of schooling which have been fraught with unique challenges and uncertainty.
VCE results provide a certain measure of the mastery, effort, and hard work of each student, but they are not necessarily reflective of their character, personal strengths, and moral compass. I am pleased with the way the students in the Class of 2021 have conducted themselves, supporting each other and those in the broader School community at every turn.
Our School is justifiably proud of its reputation for academic success, but a Melbourne Grammar education provides more than academic results alone. We have been delighted with the way the Class of 2021 has embraced the opportunities with which they have been presented. They have excelled on the sporting field, at the rostrum, on the stage and behind the easel. They have worked in service to others and shown care and interest in the natural environment.
The richness and depth of the relationships between students and staff is a defining characteristic of our School culture. The expertise and dedication of our teachers who have guided these students, some from Prep at Grimwade House, is extraordinary. They have helped to instil rigour, integrity, kindness, and confidence in each student in the hope that they will find these characteristics useful as they move into a rapidly changing world.
Receiving VCE results is a milestone that marks the end of each student’s period of formal schooling at Melbourne Grammar, but it does not end our time together. Our gates will always be open to the Class of 2021 and we wish them well throughout the years ahead.