Two students at Balwyn High and two students at MacRobertson have received perfect ATARs
This year, 35 students received the highest possible ATAR of 99.95, which puts them in the top 0.05 per cent in the state. Let's hear from the other 46,941 students also getting the news about their big year.
The VCE completion rate in 2015 was 97.7 per cent, almost identical to last year's all-time high.
And 8.8 per cent of study scores issued by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority were 40 or above.
This equated to 14,770 students receiving at least one study score above 40.
All 35 students who achieved a perfect ATAR of 99.95 have been offered scholarships worth $70,000 each to study at Monash University.
A further 484 students with ATARs over 98 received a scholarship offer from the university today.
Melbourne University sent out a message at About 10am today to the state's highest scoring students - those who woke to a score of 99.9 or above.
The uni is offering them an annual stipend of up to $10,000 if they choose one of its courses.
Media have assembled at Melbourne's campus to see just who will answer the lucrative call.
Melbourne University is offering these kids big scholarships. Up to 10k a year plus free overseas study trip
So you scored 70-plus... (this is what you needed to get into courses for 2015)
You've landed above the average rank in the ATAR bell curve, potentially leading the way to nursing (70.15 at Deakin this year), accounting (72.50 at Swinburne, 70.75 at LaTrobe Bundoora), psychology (73.15 for RMIT's applied science variation, 72.90 for Swinburne's arts variation), and occupational therapy at ACU (75.10).
You can potentially still get into Monash's Clayton campus, if that's a priority, for nursing (75.95) or nutrition science (76.60), and a single course at Melbourne Uni potentially pops into range: agriculture (70.65 at Parkville/Dookie)
So you scored 80-plus. You're not off to med school, but there are plenty of options.
Solidly professional entry points still abound, like construction management at RMIT (82), banking and finance at Monash's Caulfield campus (82.50) and electrical engineering at Swinburne (83.95).
You could even scrape into law at Deakin (85.65) and science at Melbourne Uni isn't out of reach (86).
But other rewarding, perhaps less obvious, careers beckon, too, like criminal justice administration at RMIT (83.05), speech pathology at Australian Catholic University (83.05), exercise and sport science at Deakin's Burwood campus (83.95) or even journalism at Monash (84.3).
You are among the handful of gifted students who can breeze into law (honours) at Monash (which had an ATAR of 98 this year), biomedicine at Melbourne (98.85) or civil engineering at RMIT (98.10), and you're almost certain to be offered a place in a course for a medical path if you want it.
Other reliable options: optometry at Deakin (95.15), commerce at Melbourne (95), pharmacy at Monash (92.15) and property law at Deakin (92). But are you ready to sign up for adulthood so soon? Maybe there's a tiny voice inside you that whispers: "Film and television at Swinburne (92.55)."
Some pretty incredible stats from MacRobertson Girls', where they have had an amazing year:
Average ATAR is 94.27
Median is 96.85
18.44 per cent of students ranked above 99
34.43 per cent of students ranked above 98
64.75 per cent of students (nearly two thirds) ranked above 95
Lauriston says 42 per cent of its girls received an ATAR above 90.
A third of students at sought-after state school University High received an ATAR of 90 and above, and eight students receive an ATAR of 99 and above.
Shelford Girls' Grammar has had another stellar year:
14 per cent of students received an ATAR above 98
32.7 per cent received an ATAR above 95
51 per cent received an ATAR above 90
Median ATAR of 91.65 per cent
Results now from PLC:
One PLC student achieved a perfect ATAR of 99.95
Of the 143 PLC students who studied the VCE:
6.3 per cent achieved an ATAR of 99.5+
13 per cent achieved an ATAR of 99+
19 per cent achieved an ATAR of 98+
38 per cent achieved an ATAR of 95+
Bialik in Hawthorn East also had an impressive year, with 40 per cent of students receiving an ATAR of 95 and above. 12.9 per cent of students at the Jewish day school scored 99 and above, placing them in the top one per cent of the State
66.1 per cent scored 90 and above
There were eight perfect study scores of 50
36.47 per cent of study scores were over 40
The median study score was 38 and the median ATAR was 92.88.
Methodist Ladies' College is celebrating its annual haul of impressive results.
Seventeen of their Year 12 students achieved perfect study scores of 50 in 19 subjects: Accounting (1), Biology (2), Chemistry (2), English (2), Geography (1), Health and Human Development (1), Further Mathematics (5), Mathematical Methods (1), Specialist Mathematics (1), Media Studies (1), Physical Education (1) and Sports and Recreation (1).
The school's dux, Sally Ng, achieved a perfect ATAR of 99.95.
Twenty four per cent of MLC's VCE and VCE VET students were in the top five per cent of the state with an ATAR of 95 or above, and 40 per cent were in the top 10 per cent of the state with an ATAR of 90 or above. The College's median ATAR is 86.9.
Some results now from Camberwell Girls Grammar:
9 per cent had an ATARs above 99
32 per cent got an ATAR above 95
58 per cent got an ATAR above 90
There's a chorus of mazel tovs at Mount Scopus this morning. "We are delighted with this year's first class results for Scopus students," principal Rabbi James Kennard said.
61 per cent of students received ATARs of 90 or above
9.8 per cent of students achieved an ATAR score of 99 or over,
20 per cent of students got 98 or over
36 per cent got over 95
61 per cent attained a score of 90 or above
Results now from Ivanhoe Grammar:
21 per cent got an ATAR of 95-plus and 35 per cent got 90-plus. Student Lucas Yong achieved a perfect ATAR of 99.95.
Results from St Catherine's:
9.5 per cent got ATARs of 99 and above
28 per cent achieved ATARs above 95
53 per cent achieved ATARS above 90
Results now from Ballarat Clarendon College:
Median ATAR of 89.5
48 per cent of the cohort got above 90
Twenty four Haileybury students have achieved perfect study scores of 50.
It's a huge school, so we're not sure of the raw numbers, but according to their press release, 29 per cent of study scores at Haileybury Girls College and 26 per cent of study scores at Haileybury College (for boys) were over 40.
The dux of St Michael's Grammar School received an ATAR of 99.45.
33 per cent of students received study scores of 90 or above.
19 per cent received scores of 95 or more.
Melbourne Girls' College is delighted by its results. The Richmond school's dux received 99.8 and another student scored 99.05.
More than half its students received an ATAR above 80 and 28 per cent achieved ATARs in the 90s. 15 per cent of its study scores were 40 or above.
"The ATAR isn't the be-all and end-all," principal Karen Money says. "I'm really happy for the students because it means they have so many more choices."
Some study tips from two MacRobertson High School star graduates:
Angela Pan (red dress, pictured below) and Alex Phan (striped top) both woke up this morning to learn that they are two of the 35 Victorian students who received perfect ATAR scores of 99.95.
They told their good news to excited family members and were soon contacted by various universities, including Melbourne, Monash, and Latrobe, offering scholarships.
They credit their success to spending more time studying for weaker subjects, watching Youtube videos such as CrashCourse, and making time to meet up with teachers in their spare time.
The girls' advice for future students is to take year 12 one step at a time, rather than constantly worrying about the end-goal of your ATAR score.
Angela strongly recommends that students make the effort to understand their subject content, rather than passively memorise summary notes.
Alex studied Chinese and Angela studied French; they recommend immersing yourself in the language you're studying by watching the news in your chosen language.
Angela received a perfect 50 in biology, and hopes to study medicine at Monash. She says medicine is the perfect combination of her interests in nursing and social work.
Meanwhile, Alex can't decide. She is tossing up between commerce, engineering and law.
"I don't really know what I'm doing with my life at this point. It's good that I have three years to figure it out."
"I've changed my preferences like 5 times already."
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