Perseverance pays off at MLC —
top VCE results continue through COVID-19
Methodist Ladies’ College (MLC) congratulates the class of 2021, who have achieved some of the strongest VCE results in the college’s history despite another year of COVID-19 disruptions.
As the first cohort in history to undertake their entire VCE studies amidst lockdowns, this impressive student group has pioneered an extraordinary period of digital transformation in education and continued our college’s proud tradition of outstanding results.
Although difficult at times, the shared experience of navigating COVID-19 has been affirming for MLC. The breadth of achievement in academia, sport and creative pursuits demonstrate the diversity and drive of our community.
- 9% of students achieved an ATAR of 99 or above, in the top 1% of the state
- 31% of students achieved an ATAR of 95 or above, in the top 5% of the state
- 46% of students achieved an ATAR or above 90, in the top 10% of the state
- There were 25 perfect study scores of 50, across 12 subjects, which includes an impressive 6 perfect study scores in English.
MLC is particularly proud of three students who achieved an ATAR of 99.95, as well as our increasingly strong results, with the number of students receiving ATARs above 99 and 95 both higher than in 2020.
Principal Diana Vernon said:
“Victorian students have had to rise to the challenge and demands of remote learning, more so than any other students across the nation and the world. This year’s results reflect our students’ dedication, drive and creativity – attributes that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.
“Students and staff have worked and learned together to engage innovatively with the digital transformation necessitated by COVID-19. They have pioneered a new era of change with great agility and deep resilience.
“Wellbeing is integral to learning. For our students and staff, it has taken on even greater importance throughout the pandemic. We know that we have the capacity and confidence to engage and encourage young women to thrive, even in the most challenging contexts.
“We’ve introduced new programs, expanded our counselling team, and increased one-on-one staff / student engagement to support and build student wellbeing throughout the disruption and isolation of COVID-19. These approaches have been essential to our success and will continue into 2022.
“For two tough but rewarding years, these world-ready and resilient young women have displayed tenacity, grit and confidence in pursuing their goals. Through the uncertain and the unknown, they have risen to every challenge, and delivered exceptional outcomes across 48 subjects.”
Year 12 students undertaking the International Baccalaureate (IB) will receive their results on Monday 3 January 2022.
Median study score: 36
Percentage of study scores above 40: 30%
Number of subjects completed (including externally): 48
Subjects with a perfect study score of 50:
- Chemistry (4)
- English (6)
- Food Studies
- Health and Human Development
- History: Revolutions (2)
- Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)
- Hospitality (Food & Beverage)
- Legal Studies (4)
- Mathematical Methods
- Psychology (2)
- Visual Communication Design