Year 12 graduates of 2020 are ready to take on the world after successfully facing remote learning and navigating the first year of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) grading system in Queensland.
Matthew Flinders Anglican College graduate Justin Holland is one of only 30 students in Queensland to receive the highest ATAR of 99.95.
Congratulating him on his efforts, principal Stuart Meade says the Flinders class of 2020 achieved a median ATAR of 93.15.
At Immanuel Lutheran College Luke Bindon was named Dux, receiving and ATAR of 99.9. He is keen to pursue advanced mathematics.
Meanwhile 2020 college captain Adrienne Halpin, who achieved 98.05, wishes to study medicine with dreams of one day becoming a doctor. “This year has been a challenge to say the least, but Immanuel has been my second home since I started kindy here 13 years ago,” Adrienne says.
Luke and Adrienne make up the 18 per cent of Immanuel students who achieved an ATAR above 95 and principal Colin Minke says it is a pleasing result as 100 per cent of students achieved their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
“In the arts, both Josh Linnett and Hunter Smith were accepted into Griffith University’s Queensland Conservatorium; Josh for their jazz program and Hunter for acting,” Mr Minke says.
“In visual art, artist Matthew Hattrick was accepted into RMIT’s (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) fine arts program.”
At Sunshine Coast Grammar School Grace Thomas, with a score of 99.95, is one of 30 students who received a ranking of 95 or above.
Principal Maria Woods says 11.11 per cent of students achieved an ATAR of 98.9 or above, with 47.78 per cent scoring above 91.5.
“The results achieved are a reflection of the hard work, commitment and positive attitude these students have displayed towards their studies,” Mrs Woods says.
“We are incredibly proud of our Year 12 cohort and congratulate them on their outstanding achievements.”