VCE Results 2022
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
Our 2022 VCE results demonstrate the incredible commitment our Grammarians have to their studies at MGGS. These great results also demonstrate our School community’s capacity to support all students to achieve their personal best.
Our students have the ability to make choices; to find relevance in their learning and stimulate an open mind capable of sharing ideas, understanding complexity and building skills and knowledge. They select experiences that build on their interests. MGGS encourages ‘the pleasure of the rigour’ and provides a university style of education at the upper levels. Students explore global themes and issues, discover the diversity of artistic styles throughout history and contextualise creative thinking in response to time and place, solve problems for the betterment of society and innovate through the application of technology and scientific practice. They do this both within and outside the classroom.
We recognise that our pleasing VCE results are only the part of the story as far as the experiences our students are afforded in their time with us. Our alignment of values as a community is strong and, in every classroom, we see the fostering of a genuine love of learning and a paired curriculum that provides high expectation, high challenge and high support.”
– Dr Toni E. Meath, Principal
2022 VCE Results
40% of our Year 12 students obtained an ATAR result of 90 or over,
placing them in the top 10% of the state; this is a great achievement.
Our VCE students have excelled in a diverse range of studies. Study scores of 45 or higher were achieved in 18 studies, covering English, Humanities, Languages, the Arts and STEM – Biology, Maths, Physics and Psychology.
2022 High Achievers
The following students received an ATAR of 95 or higher:
|Louise Wang 99.8||Ruby Jones 98.8||Jessica Swan 97.45|
|Alexandra Zhang 99.8||Isabelle Manetta 98.4||Alexandra Leonards 97.05|
|Maddison Farrow 99.7||Hannah Thomson 98.25||Maggie McCallum 97.05|
|Isabelle Balding 99.65||Anonymous 98.2||Charlotte Clark 96.9|
|Isabel Brindley 99.65||Abbie Montague 98.2||Ella Cooper 96.55|
|Claudia Casson 99.65||Jessica Woodyatt 98.2||Caitlin Chew 96.5|
|Chloe Romanowicz 99.35||Olivia Cox 98.15||Audrey Nguyen 96.4|
|Helen Han 99.15||Anneka Hansen 98||Emma Chamberlain 95.85|
|Lorie Lau 99.1||Victoria Lee 97.9||Rory Evans-Greenwood 95.4|
|Ella Grant 99.05||Chloe Trindade 97.8||Elisha Sellick 95.35|
|Daisy Lunnie 99.05||Ahelee Rahman 97.7||Eleanor Roger 95.25|
|Emily Vains 98.9||Grace Koczkar 97.45||Sasha Stevenson 95.15|
The following Grammarians received the outstanding news of a perfect Study Score during their Year 11 and Year 12 VCE studies:
|YEAR 12||Isabelle Balding||Biology|
|YEAR 11||Zoe Vlahos||Biology|
Meet our 2022 School Duces
We congratulate our two 2022 School Duces: Louise Wang and Alexandra Zhang
School Dux – ATAR 99.80
Louise is a highly organised and hardworking student, taking on additional VCE subjects for the love of learning and the opportunity to keep herself busy and engaged. A member of the Monash Scholars Program, she was also recognised as part of the Premier’s VCE Honour roll in 2022 for her outstanding work in Chinese as a Second Language.
During her time at Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Louise successfully balanced her academic pursuits with her extensive involvement in the co-curricular life of the School…
She made significant contributions to Music, Sport and Drama, most notably through involvement in numerous musical groups including: Orchestra, Concert Band, House Chamber Music, Debating and Model United Nations.
This diversity of experiences inside and outside the classroom exemplifies not only a strong work ethic, but also her personable and collaborative qualities. Her study program over the course of VCE included a broad range of STEM and language studies.
Something I will remember from my time at MGGS is the sisterhood. It’s not just making friends within my own year level but across all the other different year levels and students that graduated in previous years. That’s what is the most valuable because the older students have guided me and I’ve also tried to provide that same support for girls in younger levels, particularly through music.
Next year, Louise is hoping to study Medicine at Monash University.
School Dux – ATAR 99.80
Alexandra is an independent, determined, creative and focused student with a conscientious and mature attitude. A high achiever, she is a Monash Scholar with a record of academic excellence that extends throughout her schooling at Melbourne Girls Grammar School.
Alexandra embraced a variety of co-curricular activities that challenged her and also got involved in community service. As Music Captain this year, Alexandra demonstrated excellent leadership qualities and led her peers with confidence and maturity…
Alexandra challenged herself to explore her potential, choosing Mathematics, Chemistry, Latin, French, and English as her VCE subjects. Alexandra has completed a challenging Accelerated Mathematics Program and successfully participated in numerous Mathematics and Science Competitions such as ICAS and AMC.
A talented musician, Alexandra plays the violin and is licentiate in Music with Distinction. She participates in Chamber Music, Orchestra, Senior Strings, and Merton Hall Concert.
I always return to my fundamental drive to learn and improve and remind myself that learning is, unfortunately, a privilege that many people don’t have access to in our current world and that I am very lucky to have the education I do.
Alexandra is looking to continue her love STEM, probably through an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne.
Meet our 2022 School Dux Secunda
We congratulate our 2022 School Dux Seconda, Maddison Farrow.
School Dux Seconda – ATAR 99.70
Maddison demonstrated enormous determination and resilience in pursuing her workload and goals in Year 12. She applied herself with determination across all her subject areas. Throughout VCE, Maddison studied English, Latin, Accounting, Specialist Mathematics and French.
During her years at Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Maddison appreciated the community and the opportunities that were available to her. She was a member of the Rowing program and received a number of medals for her outstanding achievements, including selection for the 2021 Australian Rowing championship and two ‘Head of School Girls’ rowing titles. She also participated in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, school debating and the school choir…
Maddison has volunteered with the Red Cross, been an active participant in House sports and the Merton Senior Choir.
I feel like I’m very lucky because I have a great year level as well as a great support system with the teachers. I also have developed my independence; we were really taught how to be independent here and how to self-motivate and push forward, which is very special.
Next year, Maddison is looking to study Commerce and potentially take on a double degree.
2022 Student Reflections
Isabelle is a determined, compassionate and hardworking student who pushes herself to be the best she can be in all areas of life. She was also very successful at balancing her academics, sporting activities and social life
She truly embraced her passion in sport, and worked hard at any sport she got involved in. In 2022 Isabelle has made the MGGS 1st VIII after being in the 3rd VIII in 2021, received the Henni Roxburgh Award for most improved rower 2022 and was a part of the historic Henley UK 2022. She was also a member of the Merton Netball Team (MGGS 1sts) in 2021.
During Year 12, Isabelle enjoyed studying Biology, Chemistry, Italian, Global Politics and English, having also completed Units 3 and 4 of Mathematical Methods in Year 11.
Furthermore, as a biology enthusiast, Isabelle has demonstrated incredible commitment and active participation in class discussions and experimental work. This paid off as Isabelle received a perfect score of 50 in Biology.
Tamara started at MGGS in prep and she quickly developed a passion for all things STEM. In Middle and Senior Years, she developed with a particular interest in online safety and security of young people. She has undertaken extensive training and workshops in coding, blockchain development and engineering with organisations including Engineers Without Borders and the eSafety Commission.
Tamara was presented with a Special Recognition Award at the inaugural Women in Security Awards in 2019. A Code Like a Girl and Melbourne Knowledge Week ambassador, she has also served as a member of the Online Youth Advisory Council, which allowed her to engage with and advise politicians on child safety and cyber security. She hopes to continue with that passion and study Cyber Security at RMIT.
My time at MGGS has been amazing. It has been a global experience and the flexibility in independent learning times has allowed me to explore my own passions and become an ambassador for cyber security education.
Claudia joined MGGS in Year 9 as a boarding student from Foster, Victoria. Demonstrating resilience, adaptability and a strong sense of who she wanted to be, Claudia immersed herself in school life, joining multiple groups such as the Rowing Team, the Green Room Tutoring Program and Debating Team.
With the admiration and respect of her peers Claudia was elected School Vice Captain for 2022. She wore the honour proudly, the School values front of mind in her actions, and it is through deeds, not words, that Claudia made her mark on the School.
A determined student, Claudia was relentless in her pursuit of academic excellence. This was demonstrated in her achievement of a perfect study score of 50 in PE in 2021 as a Year 11 student and today with her ATAR score of 99.65. More than this, was Claudia’s generosity with her time, knowledge and skills as she mentored classmates, consistently offering to help others and support their journey.
Claudia has had interviews with Cambridge University and Kings College in London, where she hopes to study biomedical engineering next year.
MGGS changed me by teaching me to be curious in my learning. We were encouraged to not only know the content taught in class, but to think about practical applications of what we learn. After my time at Melbourne girls I am far more driven to discover why the world is how it is and how we can improve it.
Ella has achieved many accolades outside of the classroom, in particular in the Arts. Ella is passionate about the Visual Arts, and was elected 2022 Art Captain.
Ella is highly regarded by teachers and students for her fierce intellect, curiosity, and scholarly approach to learning. Punctual, reliable, and committed to her academic program, Ella has applied herself with determination across all her subject areas and shown persistence.
Throughout her schooling, she participated in such a diverse range of co-curricular activities. These include a language exchange, hospitality courses, rowing, debating, Model United Nations and GSV sport.
After taking a gap year next year to live with family in Europe and travel, Ella is hoping to attend the VCA for Fine Arts.
MGGS allowed me to explore all areas of interest and encouraged me to participate in anything and everything. This meant my love for art was supported, and I discovered a passion for rowing, which I undertook throughout my senior years. It is the opportunities I have been afforded that have changed me the most.
Daisy is an accomplished, ambitious and focused young woman who has achieved much during her 15 years at Melbourne Girls Grammar. Daisy has shared her many talents in many different ways, and this has brought her much enjoyment and personal satisfaction.
A Melbourne University Kwong Dee Low Scholar, Daisy is a student of exceptional academic ability and was the recipient of many awards for academic excellence. Daisy has also been awarded prizes for public speaking and certificates in the 2020 ASI Big Science Competition, the 2020 OzCLO Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad and she finished in the top 10% of the 2018 APSMO Maths Olympiad.
Daisy possesses an enviable range of talents and she has made outstanding contributions to sporting life at the School. Winning a gold medal at the 2020 Head of the School Girls Rowing competition further reflects the commitment and dedication with which Daisy approaches all the challenges before her. Daisy has also been a member of the Senior Choir and was lauded for her participation in DAV debating.
Next year, Daisy plans to study an Arts/Law degree at Monash University after MGGS.
From walking through the gates of MGGS as a three year old, buzzing with nervous excitement, to walking beyond them 15 years later as a confident and empowered leader, MGGS has truly moulded me into who I am. I feel truly blessed to have grown up in the welcoming and kind MGGS community, there is an undeniable sense of sisterhood and empathy.
Isabel is a talented and endlessly enthusiastic student who involved herself in a wide variety of extra-curricular challenges in her six years at the School. Isabel has a deep passion for Drama. She chose Drama as one of her VCE subjects and also held a major role in the Senior Years production of Matilda this year.
Rowing is an enormous time commitment and Isabel was a member of a crew since Year 8, culminating in a Silver Medal with the Senior School Girls Open coxed eight Div 3 in 2022. Isabel has played GSV Hockey since Year 7 and her team achieved the top of the table in 2021.
I am most proud of the person that I am today. From that little Year 7, innocent and unaware of the impact that she had in the world, to now (hopefully) someone who is kind, forgiving and who understands their personal self-worth that is not based on academics anymore rather the way I handle and compose myself.