VCE Results 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

The VCE results of the Class of 2018 are only a snapshot of these boys’ time at Trinity, and while ATAR scores are important, they are by no means the only measure by which we should judge a Trinity boy at the end of his time with us.

That being said, it is important for us to acknowledge those boys who have achieved at the highest levels in their VCE. We congratulate them on these impressive accomplishments, which are the result of much hard work and dedication throughout the year. Equally, we recognise the achievements of all of our boys who gave the year their very best effort, and have hopefully achieved an ATAR of which they can be proud.

My sincere thanks to our staff, both teaching and support, for their unwavering commitment to ensuring each boy has received the guidance and assistance they have required to achieve their personal best.

We are very proud of the Class of 2018 and will follow their future pursuits with great interest. And, of course, we sincerely hope that they stay in touch.

Phil De Young

Results in Summary

Eleven boys (approx. 7%) scored an ATAR of 99 or better, placing them in the top 1% of students in the state.

26% of boys achieved an ATAR of 95.00 or better, and 38% achieved an ATAR of 90.00 or better:

  • Nathan Savundra-Shepherd – 99.85
  • Hugo Miric – 99.80
  • Avisha Wijeyaratne – 99.65
  • Tom Boyd – 99.50
  • Dominic Marshall – 99.45
  • George Mildred-Short – 99.45
  • Jack Crozier – 99.30
  • Will Murphy – 99.20
  • Sam Li – 99.15
  • Ethan Hunt – 99.10
  • William Song – 99.05

22.4% of all study scores were above 40, and the average study score was 35.2. Impressively, in English, 28% of all study scores were over 40, and a total of 13 perfect scores of 50 were achieved:

  • Computing (Informatics): Ethan Edge
  • Economics: Nathan Savundra-Shepherd
  • English: Tom Cole, Jack Hardstaff, Dominic Marshall, Hugo Miric,George Mildred-Short, Will Murphy
  • Global Politics: Nathan Savundra-Shepherd
  • History: RevolutionsHugo Miric
  • Maths (Mathematical Methods): Sam Li, Daniel Gu
  • Media: Dominic Marshall

Trinity boys benefit from our Coordinate Program, run in partnership with Ruyton Girls’ School, which enables them to access an extensive selection of VCE and VET subjects. A further two perfect study scores of 50 were achieved by Ruyton students studying Business Management and Global Politics at Trinity as part of the Coordinate Program.

School Council Prize for Dux of the School

Nathan Savundra-Shepherd – ATAR of 99.85

Nathan commenced his Trinity education in 2011 in Year 5. He is a talented athlete, accomplished public speaker and an exceptional scholar. Nathan was a keen debater. He was a member of the successful School Debating team in the DAV State Championships in 2017 and was a Junior Debating coach for students in Years 8 and 9. Nathan has a strong sense of social justice and he was a committed member of the School’s Outreach program, Harambee. He participated in the East Africa Immersion trip in 2017, and he will return again in January 2019 to continue his support.

In 2018, Nathan was appointed School Captain. In his final speech to the School at Presentation Night this year, Nathan highlighted the essence of service that underpins the ethos of Trinity Grammar School. Whilst Nathan was dedicated to his studies, he was also a strong supporter of the School’s leadership and mentoring program. He was an integral member of the Outdoor Education Leadership program where he led a group of Year 7 and Year 8 students in their week-long camps, when he was in Year 10 and Year 11 respectively. In Year 11, he returned as part of the Training Team to instruct and guide the next generation of leaders.  Nathan received Triple School Colours in recognition of his breadth of involvement across the cocurricular program.

In 2016, Nathan was accepted into the prestigious Monash Scholars Program. In 2018, he was awarded the Prize for Economics, The Prize for Global Politics, The Prize for Legal Studies and the Trinity Grammar School Business Manager’s Prize for Dux of Commerce.

Tertiary Destinations

All of our 2018 graduates who applied through VTAC received a first round offer. 95% of offers made were for university courses, with the remaining 5% of offers made by TAFEs and other independent tertiary education providers.
The University of Melbourne (31%) and Monash University (29%) continue to be the destinations of choice for Trinity graduates. Many students were also offered places at Deakin University (14%), RMIT (12%) and Swinburne (8%).

The most popular courses were in the fields of Management and Commerce (29%), Society and Culture (24%), and Natural and Physical Sciences (15%). Trinity students are encouraged and supported to pursue their passions and interests, which is demonstrated by the diverse range of courses for which they applied and received offers – from Marine Science at James Cook University in Cairns to Engineering at Oxford.

85% of our international students were offered first-round university places at University of Melbourne.


To view a full summary of our 2018 VCE Results please click here.