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Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

Beazley Medals Awarded To Top Year 12 Students

Victor P Taffa

  • Methodist Ladies’ College and St. Mark’s Anglican Community School students win Beazley Medals
  • Western Australian senior secondary students awarded a total of 4,124 awards including General and Subject Exhibitions

Students from Methodist Ladies’ College and St. Mark’s Anglican Community School have won the most prestigious academic awards for secondary school students in Western Australia, the Beazley Medals.

Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery announced the winners today at a presentation ceremony at Government House.

“These two young people have very bright futures and I congratulate them on their commitment to their studies and this outstanding achievement.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.

“Previous Beazley Medal winners have gone onto have great success in their academic, training and working lives and receiving this prestigious award will open up many opportunities.”

Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia hosted the event and presented the medals.

Beazley Medal is named after the Governor’s father, Kim Edward Beazley, a former teacher and Federal Minister for Education.

Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Singleton, a student from Methodist Ladies’ College and Jesse Morris-Parmer who attended St. Mark’s Anglican Community School, won the medals.

Charlie won the Beazley Medal. Western Australia Certificate of Education for the highest examination marks across five ATAR courses in Year 12. Charlie studied Chemistry, Physics, Literature, Mathematics Methods Mathematics Specialist and Japanese: Second Language.

Jesse was awarded the Beazley Medal: Vocational Education and Training (VET) based on his outstanding Year 12 performance in a VET program.

Charlie also won a General Exhibition, Subject Certificate of Excellence: Chemistry, Subject Certificate of Excellence: Mathematics Methods and a Certificate of Distinction.

Jesse also received a VET Exhibition and VET Certificate of Excellence: Primary, Environmental and Animal Care. He achieved a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management (working towards a Certificate III), a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways and a Certificate II in Business. Jesse has already secured a full-time job in the field of biodiversity and conservation.

Exhibitions and awards are granted by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. The final decision on the granting of each award is made by a panel chaired by the Chair of the Authority’s Board.

This year, there were 4,124 awards including 50 General Exhibitions and 41 Subject Exhibitions.

Schools with the highest number of general exhibition winners were Perth Modern School (16) and Christ Church Grammar School (6).

Abbreviations:

ATAR             Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

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