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  • Writer's pictureJack Ward

College’s English results improve

Published in The Ararat Advocate, Ararat's weekly newspaper published by West Vic News Pty Ltd.

ARARAT College has highlighted an improved English result in 2020 despite their median study score dipping to a seven-year low.

PHOTO: Ararat College last recorded a study score of 23 in 2013. (Jack Ward/Ararat Advocate)

The school has recorded 93 per cent satisfactory VCE completion and a median study score of 23, according to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

The median study score is the middle score when all the study scores obtained by students are ranked from highest to lowest.

Ararat College had 29 students enrolled in at least one VCE unit 3-4 subject across year 11 and 12 in 2020.

Principal Ellie McDougall congratulated the school’s year 12s in particular, for their endurance and work.

“Overall, our Year 12 students have done a fantastic job navigating the endless and unknown challenges thrown at them throughout 2020. They have demonstrated infinite resilience and determination in order to work towards their goals,” she said.

“The same can be said for the dedication of our school staff in ensuring all students have the support they need to be successful in their chosen pathways.

“It has been excellent to see our mean VCE English study score continue to improve, in this year’s results. This will continue to be a focus for our school and students over the coming years.”

Mrs McDougall said it was also great to see an increase in VCAL certificate completions in the school’s year 12 cohort.

Ararat College had 31 year 11 and 12 students enrolled in VCAL and 37 in a VET certificate in 2020.

She wished the graduating class success with whatever awaits them in their future, whether that be employment or further education.

“Remember nothing good comes without being uncomfortable, challenging yourself and working hard. I encourage you to always treat people with respect and kindness and be grateful even during times when this may seem difficult,” she said.

“Most importantly you will always be a member of the Ararat College community.”

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