Northcote High School has a reputation as a leading provider of rigorous academic education. Most significantly, our school has maintained and sustained its absolute commitment to providing an exemplary education to the young people of Northcote and surrounding areas.
2017 VCE results
In 2017, our students achieved excellent Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks (ATAR) that continue to reflect a consistent positive trend.
Two students achieved the highest ATAR of 99.70
Five students achieved an ATAR of 99+
48 students (18 per cent) achieved an ATAR of 90 or above, with 18 students achieving 95+
98 students (38 per cent) achieved an ATAR of over 80
144 students (55 per cent) achieved an ATAR of 70 or above, placing them in the top 30 per cent of results in Australia
The number of students achieving 80+ is consistently above 35 per cent.
Beyond students who scored an excellent 90+, the group compares well with the average performance of our students over the last decade.
Further highlights include:
Median ATAR is 72.7
Mean ATAR is 69.8
Two perfect scores of 50 in Australian History and Global Politics, plus a 50 in Italian via Distance Education
126 Study Scores of 40 and above.
The mean study score (across all students and all subjects) was 30.6 and the median study score was 31.
Destinations for 2017 VCE students
Final destinations of our 2017 cohort.
|La Trobe University||48|
|University of Melbourne||46|
|Swinburne University of Technology||13|
|La Trobe Melbourne||9|
|Australian Catholic University||9|
NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) is an annual assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in Australia. The tests cover skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy. The assessments are done every year in May.
As with VCE results, NAPLAN results provide the school with an annual snapshot of cohort achievement, trend data and of the learning progress of individuals. We use this data to inform curriculum planning and target instruction.
Over the last five years, our Year 7 and Year 9 groups have achieved results above the state and national averages in all NAPLAN test areas (Numeracy, Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation).
This consistently high performance continued in 2017:
Well above the Australian average
Well above the Victorian average
At consistently the same level for demographically similar schools.
Of particular note in our 2017 results:
Consistent high level of relative growth for our Year 7 students from Year 5 across all test areas.
High level of relative growth for our Year 9 students from Year 7 across the test areas of Reading, Writing and Grammar and Punctuation.
These results show progression well above national averages and comparable to, or better than, similar schools. The results are a significant endorsement of the excellent performance of our students and their teachers.
To see our NAPLAN results, visit My School website.