TWO out of three of the state’s best VCE-performing schools are Jewish schools, according to rankings released today (Thursday).
For the second year in a row, Bialik College has earned the top spot among the Jewish schools. However, the college, which came first in the state in 2018, dropped to second this year, overtaken by independent school, Ballarat Clarendon College, with 45 per cent of students reaching study scores of 40 and above.
Achieving a median study score of 39, up one point from last year’s average, Bialik saw 44.3 per cent of VCE students accomplish study scores of 40 or over – a 4.1 per cent increase on 2018.
Meanwhile, Mount Scopus Memorial College also performed exceptionally, ranking third in the state, with a median study score of 38, and 37.4 per cent of students surmounting the 40-plus study score – an 8.3 per cent improvement on last year’s results.
Rounding out the Victorian non-government schools top 10 ranking was Beth Rivkah Ladies College at eighth position. 30.5 per cent of study scores were 40 or above – a staggering 12.1 percent increase on last year. The median study score attained was 36.
The King David School followed Beth Rivkah with 21 per cent of study scores at 40 or more and a median study score of 36, up one on last year’s result.
Yeshivah College fared solidly, up 12.5 per cent on their 2018 number for study scores achieved of 40 and above, with 28.1 per cent for 2019, and a median study score of 35.
Leibler Yavneh College also achieved a median study score of 35 and 26 per cent of study scores landed within the 40 and above zone; while Yesodei HaTorah were slightly behind with a median study score of 34, and 25 per cent of scores reaching 40 and over.
Full VCE coverage in this week’s AJN.