January 03, 2019
Our Class of 2018 have achieved outstanding International Baccalaureate (IB) results, complementing the exceptional VCE scores released in December. We are tremendously proud of perfect IB scores having been achieved each year for the past 11 years, making MLC one of Australia’s leading IB schools. 2018 also marks the 20th year of the IB diploma at the College.

Some of the IB students who came into the College to receive their results.

3* students have achieved perfect IB scores of 45, which equates to the highest possible ATAR of 99.95. Congratulations to Yaoying Lin, Kate Foulds and Betty Zhang for this fantastic achievement!
  • 4 more students achieved an incredible IB score of 44, equivalent to an ATAR of 99.85. Congratulations to Nieve Powell, Grace Boxer, Esther White and Cassie Xue for this achievement!
  • An incredible 22% of MLC’s IB students achieving an ATAR equivalent of 99 or above.
  • A total of 73% of students achieving an ATAR of 95 or above
  • The median IB ATAR is an outstanding 97.5

“Congratulations to our IB students on these exceptional results,” says Principal, Diana Vernon. “I have enjoyed witnessing the intellectual progress and development of these students as they have embraced the challenging and inquiring nature of the IB Diploma over the past two years.   

“I applaud each student on their hard work, the support they have shown one another and their sheer enjoyment as they have immersed themselves in their journeys of learning and discovery. 

“In addition to their academic progress every one of these students has embraced a myriad of co-curricular activities, including leadership opportunities, sport, music, debating, drama and social service.

“I am confident that these students are well prepared for the next stage of their formal education and beyond.”

The IB Diploma is an alternative to the VCE, and is globally recognised by universities. Known for its well-rounded curriculum, students must undertake a subject each from science, mathematics, language and social sciences alongside an extended research essay plus critical thinking and social service components.

Yaoying, who received a perfect ATAR, says, “I was really nervous this morning but then after I found out my result I was in shock. It still hasn’t sunk in and doesn’t feel real! It’s two years of work resulting in just one number. It obviously doesn’t define you, but it’s like two years of work has paid off. I wasn’t expecting it!”

She gives some sound advice as to what helped her during her senior years: “I feel like it’s a lot about balance. It’s easy to get caught up with the academics and get overwhelmed, but if you get a good balance between academics and co-curricular activities that’s when you perform at your best.”

Yaoying was Cato house captain, and stayed active in all areas in school life including GSV tennis and badminton, the Senior School musical and choir.

Pictured: Yaoying Lin, who achieved an ATAR of 99.95 alongside Kate Foulds and Betty Zhang.

Our Class of 2018 now await Round One university offers on 16 January and we look forward to watching the next steps of their journeys!

You can read about the cohort's overall success here: Student Successes.

* Number of students who achieved 99.95 was previously two, however has been adjusted to three after an Enquiry Upon Results (EUR).

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