Class of 2021 Results

Dear families,

I am proud to share with you our 2021 Year 12 results.

Despite all the challenges 2021 held, the graduating class have excelled across the board and achieved great success which has opened the door to a wide range of opportunities in the next stages of their lives. We saw our students develop new levels of independence and an overwhelming commitment to striving for personal bests, often overcoming isolation and dislocation, illness, learning difficulties or personal hardships. Carey students are to be congratulated on their perseverance and resilience, and we will look on with a sense of anticipation as they will continue to create positive change in their lives beyond Carey.

The Year 12 Class of 2021 achieved excellent academic results:

  • 8.4% of ATARs were above 99 (in the top 1% of the state)
  • 26.1% of ATARs were above 95 (in the top 5% of the state)
  • 42.6% ATARs were above 90 (in the top 10% of the state)
  • The median Carey ATAR is 87.65
  • 17.2% of VCE study scores were over 40
  • There were six VCE study scores of 50 (the highest possible mark)
  • Our IB average score of 38.4 (translates to an ATAR of 95.37) is well above the worldwide average score of 33.02
  • 73.1% of IB subject scores were 6 or 7 out of a possible 7.

We are pleased to announce the 2021 Duces of Carey are Trishula Kuruparan, Derrick Mah, Ngara Williams and Justin Wu, who all achieved a perfect IB score of 45, translating to the highest possible ATAR of 99.95.

We also sincerely congratulate the 17 other IB and VCE students who received an ATAR of 99 or above and join Trishula, Derrick, Ngara and Justin as Carey Scholars.

These results reflect the commitment and perseverance of our students over many years at Carey, and especially throughout the challenges of this year. In partnership with our parents, our sincere thanks go to our outstanding team of teaching and professional staff for their expertise, dedication and support of our students, not just at the Year 12 level, but throughout each student’s entire Carey journey. We know our students, staff and parents are committed to enabling each student to achieve their best.

Term 3 was taught remotely, but we remained committed to providing a robust program for all students with a diverse range of opportunities which allow our students to experience success in their individual areas of strength and interest. We are proud of the way our Year 12 class have embraced opportunities and extended themselves, remained connected to one another and continued to pursue their passions.

To celebrate the experiences and achievements of our Year 12s during 2021, we interviewed a number of graduating students about their reflections on this year at Carey, how they have grown and how they feel this year will shape their lives beyond school.

We recognise that our students are more than the sum of their academic results and are confident they enter the next stage of their lives well prepared to take on challenges with courage, compassion and curiosity.

We congratulate each member of our Year 12 Class of 2021 and wish them all the very best for their future endeavours.

With best wishes,

Jonathan Walter