Girton Students Get Highest VCE Award

Three Girton Grammar students today received a Premier’s VCE Award for outstanding results in their 2015 studies in the subjects of Further Mathematics, Systems Engineering and Philosophy.


The three students received perfect Study Scores of 50 in their respective subjects.


Head of Girton Grammar School, Mr Matthew Maruff, said that all three students were outstanding all-rounders but that they had also worked incredibly hard.


“These exceptional students thoroughly deserve their Premier’s Award and their teachers are to be commended too, on supporting them and in fuelling their passion for each subject.


“Two of the students were in Year 11 last year so their results are particularly impressive seeing as they were pitted against students a year ahead of them in school.


“The 2015 cohort of VCE students at Girton continued the School’s tradition of achieving outstanding VCE results, topping the region with a median ATAR score of 81 and 32% of its Year 12 VCE students ranking in the top 10% of the State,” Mr Maruff said.


Students who received a Premier’s Award in Melbourne today, for individual subjects were:

  • Sebastian Hawke: Further Mathematics (now in Year 12 at Girton)
  • Lucas Phelps: Systems Engineering (now in Year 12 at Girton)
  • Elizabeth Wiles: Philosophy (now studying Biomedical Science at Monash University)


“We are incredibly proud of these students and it’s really pleasing that the awards were given to our students for a range of subjects, indicating a depth of expertise in different subject areas within the school,” Mr Maruff said.

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Lucas Phelps, Mr Matthew Maruff and Sebastian Hawke with VCE Premier’s Award certificates and one of Lucas’ Systems Engineering projects