ATAR, VET and WACE result rankings: See how Peel schools compare

Western Australia's highest performing schools have been revealed, with Mandurah's high schools failing to make the top 50.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) results were released by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) last week.

The results were calculated from all year 12 students in each school enrolled in four or more ATAR courses.

Perth Modern School took out the number one spot, with Hale School coming in second.

Within Mandurah, Frederick Irwin Anglican School claimed the top spot with a median ATAR result of 80.10 followed by both Mandurah Baptist College and Mandurah Catholic College both on 77.00.

Top Peel schools for 2019, based on median ATAR

  1. Frederick Irwin Anglican School
  2. Mandurah Baptist College and Mandurah Catholic College
  3. Halls Head College

Frederick Irwin Anglican School topped the ATAR year 12 statistics for the Peel region, with a median ATAR result of 80.10 - just less than last year's result of 80.40

The Meadow Springs private school also had the highest percentage of students to obtain an ATAR, with 103 of 133 eligible year 12 students.

Frederick Irwin students were among the highest performing students in Engineering Studies, Health Studies and Media Production and Analysis.

Mandurah Catholic College and Mandurah Baptist College tied for second place, both with a median ATAR of 77.00.

Out of 101 Mandurah Baptist College year 12 students, 62 obtained an ATAR result. Their 2019 result is an improvement from last year's score of 73.95.

Mandurah Baptist College students were among the highest performing students in the state in Literature and Visual Arts.

Out of 159 Mandurah Catholic College year 12 students, 64 took the necessary four ATAR exams. This year's ATAR result for 2019 is slightly less than last year's score of 79.65.

Mandurah Catholic College students ranked among the highest in the state in Design, Outdoor Education and Religion and Life.

The only public school in Mandurah to make it into the table was Halls Head College with 29 students out of a possible 167 to receive an ATAR. Their median was 61.20 - the same as in 2018.

A number of Mandurah high schools failed to make the list of ATAR results because they had less than 20 eligible year 12 ATAR students.

These schools included Pinjarra Senior High School, Coodanup College, Foundation Christian College, John Tonkin College and Austin Cove Baptist College.

Top Mandurah schools for 2019, based on VET achievements

  1. Mandurah Catholic College
  2. Frederick Irwin Anglican School
  3. Halls Head College
  4. Mandurah Baptist College
  5. John Tonkin College
  6. Foundation Christian College
  7. Pinjarra Senior High School
  8. Coodanup College
  9. Austin Cove Baptist College

Mandurah Catholic College had the highest percentage of students who achieved a certificate three or higher in VET courses - with 26.27 per cent of students undertaking a certificate three or higher between year 10 and year 12.

Frederick Irwin Anglican School came in second place with 22.22 per cent of students achieving a certificate three or higher.

Rounding out the top three was Halls Head College with 21.99 per cent of students achieving a certificate three or higher.

The results were calculated from all year 12 students in each school who completed a certificate three or higher in Vocational Education and Training, and does not account for those who completed a certificate one or two.

Some students may also have completed more than one qualification.

Top Peel schools for 2019, based on WACE graduation

  1. Frederick Irwin Anglican School - 99.24 per cent
  2. Mandurah Catholic College - 98.09 per cent
  3. Austin Cove Baptist College - 96.55 per cent
  4. Mandurah Baptist College - 95.00 per cent
  5. Foundation Christian College - 90.48 per cent
  6. John Tonkin College - 85.71 per cent
  7. Pinjarra Senior High School - 82.69 per cent
  8. Halls Head College - 76.16 per cent
  9. Coodanup College - 66.67 per cent

Frederick Irwin Anglican School came in at number 24 in the state's top 50 for the highest proportion of students who achieved the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

Out of 131 year 12 students, 130 graduated.

Mandurah Catholic College also just made the top 50 at number 46 with 154 out of 157 students graduating.

Rounding out the top three schools for Mandurah, based on WACE completion, was Austin Cove Baptist College with 19 out of 21 students graduating.

For more information, visit the School Curriculum and Standards Authority website.