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Holistic Beaconhills education shines in VCE results

The benefits of a holistic Beaconhills education shone through in the strong VCE results for the College’s Class of 2022.

College Dux was Pakenham Campus student Jasper McDowell with an ATAR of 99.85, while Ruby Thornton-Mackay was Berwick Campus Dux with an impressive 97.45.

Of the 191 Beaconhills students who obtained an ATAR, 27 students ranked above 90, 64 above 80 and 104 above 70.

There were 52 study scores of 40 and above across a range of subjects. Many of the top students were actively involved in College life, from pursuing their interests in sport and school productions to studying languages.

Other students who completed portfolio subjects like Media or Visual Communication Design have already secured tertiary pathways for excellence in their VCE studies.

Dux Jasper McDowell’s study scores reflected his diverse interests. He achieved a 49 in English, 48 in French, 44 in Literature, 43 in Mathematical Methods and 48 in History (in Year 11). Jasper also completed Extension Studies this year at the University of Melbourne in History and Philosophy of Science.

Berwick Dux Ruby Thornton-Mackay is already carving out a career in dance, having recently learnt she was accepted into the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) for 2023.

While her passion lies in Dance, Ruby chose a diverse mix of other VCE subjects; Chemistry, Geography, French, Mathematical Methods and English.

Beaconhills College’s Executive Principal Stephen McGinley said it was gratifying to see so many Year 12 students excelling in their final year while fully participating in the life of the College.

“Students are finding their passions and interests and this has played out in the strong performance across so many subject areas,” Mr McGinley said.

“This is the absolute strength of Beaconhills College.”

Top 12 ATAR results:

Jasper McDowell (Pakenham) 99.85

Ruby Thornton-Mackay (Berwick) 97.45

Maygan Chuah (Pakenham) 97.25

Kaya Vojtkiv (Pakenham) 96.95

Benjamin Whitcher (Berwick) 96.25

Joshua Orgill (Berwick) 95.95

Brock Clifton (Berwick) 95.6

Md Zabir Hossain (Pakenham) 95.55

Emma Burridge (Berwick) 95.2

Ethan Spevak (Berwick) 95.05

Teleah Kamphuis (Berwick) 94.85

Sarah Prendergast (Pakenham) 94.85

Congratulations to all VCE students for completing the year.

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