Premier’s VCE Award recipients

Four Melbourne Grammar School students – current and past – have been recognised for their 2016 VCE performance through the Premier’s VCE Award programme.

Current Year 12 students, Nick Bartlett and James McIntosh, received a Study Award for excellence in VCE Units 3 & 4 History: Revolutions. Scott Kirwan (OM 2016) and Mark Salamy (OM 2016) each received a Study Award for their outstanding result in VCE Units 3 & 4 Philosophy.

Scott is in his first year of a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course – offered jointly by the Australia National University and the National University of Singapore. Mark is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne where he holds a National Scholarship.

“Receiving the award was very gratifying given the effort I made last year,” said James. “It also made me appreciate the advantages of having such an amazingly driven teacher in Mr Catton. Earning it alongside one of my best mates made it all the more surreal.”

The annual Premier’s VCE Awards recognise the top- performing students in the state, with more than 287 students presented with awards this year.

“Nick, James, Scott and Mark are congratulated on their superb achievement,” says Mr Roy Kelley, Headmaster. “The awards are a reflection of their hard work and, of course, their fine intellect. The teacher of VCE 3 & 4 History: Revolutions, Mr Stephen Catton, and Dr Felicity McCutcheon, teacher of VCE 3 & 4 Philosophy, also deserve praise for their outstanding teaching and dedication.”