2018 Year 12 Results Now Available

The 2018 VCE 40+ High Achiever awards and School VCE Statistics (partial) have been released and are now available on the Top Scores site.

Top spots in the student results this year go to Ruth Choo (Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School), who was the only student to achieve six 40+ study scores this year, and to Joseph Rowan (Princes Hill Secondary College), who achieved the highest set of 40+ study scores (by score value).

In the school results, once again the margin between the top 10 schools was negligible. This year, Bialik College recorded a median VCE study score of 38 and a VCE 40+ percentage of 40.2%, putting it in the top ranking spot under both measures. Melbourne High School, with a year 12 cohort more than four times larger than Bialik College, came in at number two, with a Median VCE score of 37 and a VCE 40+ percentage of 34.2%. Take a look through the Top Schools, Ranked by Median VCE Score report, or the School VCE Statistics report, which can be used to slice and sort the schools according to a range of different measures.

Congratulations to all of this year's high achievers.

Year 12 in Victoria

Victorian Year 11 and 12 students can pursue studies that lead to a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), or to an industry apprenticeship.

Of these, the VCE is the qualification most commonly undertaken by students aiming for tertiary studies.

The VCE is an internationally recognised qualification. A VCE course can be constructed from pure VCE subjects, or VET programs (Vocational Education and Training), or both. Approx 100 accredited VCE subjects and 30 VET programs are available to students. Students must satisfactorily complete 16 units of study to be awarded the VCE, including at least three units from the English group of subjects.

The VCAL is a state-level qualification that recognises learning programs such as workplace placements, community projects and youth development programs.

About VCE Results

VCE results are based upon students' study scores in each unit. A study score measures student performance in a study at Unit 3 and 4 level, compared to everyone else in Victoria who undertook that study.

The maximum VCE study score is 50. The mean (average) study score is set at 30. Students who achieve a study score of 40 or above fall into the top 9% of students in that subject and are listed on the TopScores web site. A study score of 45 or above places a student in the top 2% band.

VCE study scores are sometimes referred to as "raw scores", meaning that they have not had any ATAR scaling and ranking conversions applied for the purposes of tertiary admission calculations.

Administration of the VCE and VCAL

The VCE and VCAL systems are administered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), which is responsible for the development and approval of year 11 and 12 course curricula and the conduct of VCE assessments.

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