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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.

2018 VCE results

We are very proud of our class of 2018. This was a cohort that demonstrated determination, a commitment to hard work, creativity and a strong community spirit. Their results in the VCE, as well as their achievements in the VCAL and VET programs, have given them an excellent path to future learning and exciting opportunities ahead.


Some highlights from the VCE results include:

Dux: Kiarash Nikoo, with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 99.2

15 students with an ATAR above 95

38% of students with an ATAR above 80

56% of students with an ATAR above 70

Median ATAR of 73.6

3 Perfect Study Scores (in Biology, Further Mathematics, Chinese)

86 Study Scores over 40 (this score puts students in the top 9% in the state in that subject)

NAPLAN results

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 2018:

  • Well above the Australian average
  • Well above the Victorian average
  • At consistently the same level for demographically similar schools.

Of particular note in our 2018 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 Spelling.

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.

Northcote High School 2016 VCE pathways

Northcote High School 2017 VCE pathways

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