Eleven students from Fleurieu schools achieved top marks in one subject amongst the state’s year 12s.
Members of the class of 2017 received their ATAR scores when SA Certificate of Education (SACE) results were released on Tuesday, December 19.
Among the merit award winners were: Investigator College’s Isobelle O'Brien, Joshua Grist, Laurlily Kouma and Lucy Watts; Encounter Lutheran College’s Wilhelmina Broad; Eastern Fleurieu School’s Isabella Garwood and Jaimee McDonald; and Tyndale Christian School’s Delna Amroliwala, Gloria Cricelli, Shannon Beck and Uyen Lam.
Merit awards are handed out to students who gain an overall subject grade of A+ and demonstrate exceptional achievement in that subject.
A record 4050 students completed their SACE across regional SA, and the region’s schools are celebrating the efforts of their students.
Investigator College’s teaching and learning director Andrew Panozzo said all of the school’s students eligible to gain their SACE did so.
“We had a 100 per cent pass rate. In addition, an increasing number of students are utilising the flexible structure of the SACE Certificate by electing to complete their SACE over three years,” Mr Panozzo said.
The college’s Dux was Sophie Woods, who scored a 97.40 ATAR. Runner up Dux was Taryn Coleman.
Sophie said she would study mathematical science at Flinders University in 2018, and gave some tips for students studying in their final year.
“It feels really good to score so highly, but it is important to work hard. You have to be organised and time management is so important,” Sophie said.
“You must select the subjects you are best at, do not stress and always hand up drafts which offers valuable feedback from teachers.”
College principal Don Grimmett noted that the results reflected the college’s investment in facilities, staff and programs.
SACE Board of SA acting chief executive Jan Raymond congratulated all students who worked hard throughout their 13 years of schooling to complete their SACE.
“These results are a testament to the dedication and support of our teachers, school leaders and parents who have helped these students on their learning journey,” she said.