UPDATE: Central Victoria's dux students


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GIRTON Grammar School student Duoshao Wu is the school's dux with an ATAR of 98.2 followed by Harrison Pearse with 98.1.000000000

Year 11 student Thomas Duke achieved a perfect score of 50 in further maths.

Principal Matthew Maruff said every student should be proud of their results. 

“The results reflect the hard work and commitment to the learning of the students and staff," he said.   

"It is testimony also to the love and support of their parents.

"I am very proud of the students and delighted that they have achieved so well”. 


CATHOLIC College Bendigo student Neil Dowling is the college's dux student with an ATAR of 99.45.

Mr Dowling recieved perfect scores of 50 in physics and maths methods. 

College principal Darren McGregor congratulated Mr Dowling on behalf of the college. 

“Neil has an extremely strong work ethic and a humble approach to his achievements; he’s definitely a quiet achiever," he said. 

"Neil is a collaborative learner, well-liked by his fellow students and always willing to share his knowledge and help others to achieve their best.

"Students and staff have always enjoyed being in Neil’s company, whether in a formal class, social gathering or discussion on a diverse range of topics.”

College students Kate Hodder and Hanna Froehlich also achieved excellent results with scores of 96.0 and 95.0 respectively. 


BENDIGO Senior Secondary College students Eli Ivey and Gabrielle Jack recieved an ATAR score of 99.5 making them joint dux students of the college.

Mr Ivey received a score of 48 in biology, 47 in German, 44 in English language, 42 in chemistry, 39 in maths methods and 31 specialist maths. 

Ms Jack recieved 50 in English, 48 in psychology, 47 in Indonesian, 43 in history revolutions, 41 in global politics and 41 in further maths. 

BSSC principal Dale Pearce said Mr Ivey and Ms Jack had achieved outstanding results. 

“I have spoken to their teachers this morning in relation to their results and they are effusive in their praise for the enthusiastic, but disciplined approach to learning that Gabrielle and Eli have demonstrated throughout the year and their willingness to make sacrifices in order to succeed," he said.  

"They are both very deserving recipients of the honor of dux of our college.”

Other BSSC students to achieve exceptional ATAR scores are Nina Robertson with 99.25 and Liam Byrne with 98.9. 


THOUSANDS of students across central Victoria woke up this morning to receive their VCE results. 

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In the meantime here are some fast facts on this year's VCE exams: 

- 82,886 students sat the VCE written exams in 500 exam centres across Victoria this year.

- A total of 104 VCE subjects with a written exam were held between 30 October and 21 November.

- Six Victorian students sat examinations interstate and 377 non-Victorian students sat examinations in China, United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu.

- 49,950 students completed their VCE, a completion rate of 97.5 per cent.

- 26,409 females completed the VCE, a success rate of 97.8 per cent.

- 23,541 males completed the VCE, a success rate of 97.1 per cent.

- 12,303 students completed a VCAL certificate.

- There were 22,737 study scores of 40 or more awarded.

- 14,636 students recorded at least one study score of 40 or more. 656 students had at least one study score of 50 (a total of 718 were awarded).

- A total of 257,885 study scores were issued.

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