We are very proud of the outstanding achievements of our Year 12s, graduating class of 2020. Excellence is demonstrated at St Andrew’s Catholic College across a variety of areas in the busy life of our College. We recognise and celebrates examples of excellence such as service to the community, commitment to faith, participation on the sporting field, achievement in musical or dramatic performance, as well as in application to learning.
Our students, teachers and parents are to be commended in the way they responded to the COVID 19 pandemic with a range of online and remote learning options. Our community came together to support each other and to ensure our Year 12s were provided with as many opportunities as possible.
Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
140 students completed their QCE in 2020, which is one of the largest group of students to successfully complete QCE in recent history. Of all the results achieved by Year 12 students in 2020, 67% were within the A or B grade band.
Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
St Andrew’s Catholic College Dux for 2020 achieved an outstanding Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 99.70 (from a maximum 99.95). Of the 90 students who consented to their ATAR results to be released, 25.77% of the students achieved an ATAR of 90+, placing them in the top 10% nationally. 11.34% of our students were in the top 5% of students nationally with ATAR’s at or above 95. The median ATAR was 77.95 – the average ATAR was 78.33.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
The College is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which offers a range of Nationally Accredited Certificate Courses for students to enrol in, also known as VET (vocational education & training). VET results in 2020 for the college were exceptional, with 180 certificates being awarded across the year 12 cohort.
Early in the 2021 school year, our College community will celebrate academic excellence at a formal assembly recognising the many achievements of the Graduating Class of 2020.