IB Students of MLC Celebrate Exceptional Performance

Methodist Ladies' College (MLC)

Methodist Ladies’ College (MLC) wholeheartedly congratulates its International Baccalaureate (IB) class of 2022, who have achieved remarkable results today.

MLC has offered the IB Diploma, an internationally recognised curriculum, for over 20 years.

The IB requires students to select a subject from six different subject groups – from language to societies and mathematics – as well as undertaking self-directed research in an extended essay, ‘creativity, activity, service‘ projects and a course in the theory of the nature of knowledge.

This year’s results reflect the strong critical thinking skills and self-confidence that the IB Diploma aims to foster in students.

Key IB results

  • 10% (3) students achieved a perfect diploma score of 45

  • 35.5% of students achieved a diploma score of over 40

  • Median diploma score of 38

Diana Vernon, Principal, said:

“I am immensely proud of the results our IB students have achieved, especially as they have had to manage the many disruptions caused by the pandemic over the past three years.

“MLC has a proud history of offering the IB because we are committed to providing our students with an international outlook and value supporting students’ individual talents and interests. The IB is particularly suited to students who are passionate about understanding how the world works and challenging themselves to take on a variety of subject areas.

“With social issues spreading across borders via social media, it’s arguably more important than ever for young people to take a global perspective to their learning and values.

“We know the support of teachers is invaluable in the senior years – and right across a student’s schooling. High-quality teaching is a big focus for MLC, with many staff members incredibly experienced at teaching IB. We also provide wellbeing support in and out of the classroom, which increased during COVID-19 and will continue into the future.

“Ultimately, today’s extraordinary IB results are testament to the idea that students will excel when they enjoy what they’re studying.”

17-year-old twins, Grace and Alisa Yang, received their IB score today after overcoming cultural challenges when they moved from China to Australia in 2017. Alisa said:

“Throughout my time studying the IB Diploma, I realised economics was what I was most engaged in, even though I originally wanted to pursue a career in chemistry. If it wasn’t for the IB and getting perspective across multiple subjects, I would have never known.

“The best thing we have experienced at MLC is the strong sense of inclusion across all year levels.”

Year 12 student and Wellbeing Prefect, Nicola Munday, advocates the IB Diploma for students interested in being involved in the community. She said:

“I chose IB due to the compulsory “creativity, activity, service” (CAS) element, which allowed me to continue my extra-curricular activities and avoid studying from taking over my life. As a part of CAS, I spent my time dancing a few times a week, playing the violin and taking part in MLC’s environment club, Green Team.

“Looking after your wellbeing and mental health is so important in high school when you are figuring out who you are. The diversity of experiences amongst MLC students has been really reassuring.”

The IB Notional ATARs will be released by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) tomorrow, Wednesday 4 January 2023. MLC will then provide a complete list of school-wide ATAR results.

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