Galen Catholic College would like to congratulate all Year 12 students across the 2016 VCE and VCAL on their results. We are very pleased with our outstanding success rate at VCE and that a further 9 Galen students have achieved their Senior VCAL.
We are very pleased to announce that the Dux for 2016 is Ian Christy with an ATAR of 98.9, narrowly ahead of Harry Taylor with 98.4. We are equally pleased to report that so many students have achieved to the best of their ability and have given themselves the best possible opportunity to move onto their preferred next steps in life whether that be employment, further study or a GAP year.
Galen Principal, Bernard Neal, said that the staff and community should be proud of the efforts of the 2016 cohort. “It is really important to note that we are equally proud of all students who put in their best effort regardless of their subject scores and ATARs and regardless of whether they completed their VCE or VCAL. We are proud to have played a pivotal part in preparing these young people over their final six years of school education.”
Mr Neal also said, “This was our second largest Year 12 cohort in the past six years and the breadth of opportunities available to our students through VCE, VCAL and VET has ensured that the senior students at Galen have been able to tailor courses to suit their particular needs and interests. Today’s results will enable them now to step forward with confidence and a sense of achievement that opens new doors into their futures. We wish all the students well on the next stage of their journey – Galen will always be here to help and advise them as needed, and to celebrate their future successes with them. We hope that they will continue to be as proud of their Galen heritage as we are of them.”
Galen’s overall Study Score average was 31, also above the Victorian state average of 30. We are particularly proud that in 31 out of the 48 VCE subjects undertaken by Galen students, Galen’s average Study Score exceeded the Victorian State average.
Galen had 11 students achieve ATARS of 90 or above. 28% of Galen VCE students earned ATARs of 80 and above compared to the state average of 20%; a total of 46% of Galen students achieved ATARs of 70 or above compared to the state average of 30%.