The Graduating Class of 2016 lived PLC’s Inspiring Women mantra to the very end, with final exam results labelled as ‘absolutely outstanding’.

When International Baccalaureate Year 12 Diploma results were updated today, PLC had two perfect scores of 45. 60% of girls achieved marks in the top 20% of students worldwide, and the School’s median Diploma score was calculated six points above the international average at 36.

This follows a set of WACE results that included 8.2% of girls with an ATAR of 99 or higher (up from 5.9% in 2015), 41.8% on 95 or higher (up from 29.4%)
 and 64.6% achieving 90 or higher (up from 49.3%).

To top off our wonderful results, the Year 12 girls who elected to take the General Pathway (VET) achieved a 100% completion rate.

The median 2016 WACE ATAR of 92.9 is an increase from 89.95 in 2015. IB Diploma results are also converted into an ATAR score and the 2016 IBD median is a world class 94.6.

Proud Principal, Dr Kate Hadwen, was ecstatic with the overall level of excellence.

“What a year for PLC; we have continued to excel across every endeavour,” Dr Hadwen said.

“It is an incredible effort by our girls in both WACE and Diploma but also richly deserved recognition for the commitment and dedication shown throughout their final school year.

“We also celebrate and acknowledge our exemplary teaching staff who have supported the girls to achieve these great results. It’s absolutely outstanding, well done and congratulations to all.”

Individually, 2016 WACE and IB Dux students Eloise Wiffen (left) and Clea Sanders as well as Nicki Armstrong (right) were top of the class.


The School’s Academic Captain, Clea, became PLC’s first ever Diploma student to achieve a perfect score of 45 - an incredible feat achieved by only 0.3% of students worldwide, 32 of those in Australia.

Clea’s achievement is even more extraordinary given the fact that she studied four ‘Higher Level’ subjects instead of the required three. That’s a result so rare there are no comparable statistics available!

Clea’s story featured in The West Australian newspaper where she admitted she was too anxious to check the results email when it arrived.

“I was a bit nervous, I didn’t really want to open it. I made my mum look for me,” she explained.

Nicki had to wait a little longer to celebrate her success, an initial mark of 44 was reviewed by the International Baccalaureate Assessors and revised to a perfect 45.

Eloise achieved an ATAR of 99.85 of a possible 99.95 to head a list of five PLC girls with 99.45 or higher. Eloise received School Curriculum and Standards Authority Certificates of Excellence in both Chemistry and Human Biology, and received a General Exhibitions award as one of the top 50 eligible students in Western Australia.

Chiara Folland also achieved a General Exhibitions award, along with a Subject Exhibitions award as the top Geography student in the State.

Leading ATAR scores
Eloise Wiffen ­ 99.85
Helen Tao ­ 99.65
Chiara Folland ­ 99.55
Rachel Marley ­ 99.5
Isobel Cole ­ 99.45

School Curriculum and Standards Authority Exhibitions and Awards
General Exhibitions
Eloise Wiffen
Chiara Folland

Subject Exhibitions (student with the top exam mark in the State)
Dance – Harriet Mactier
Food Science and Technology – Brooke Gagiero
Geography – Chiara Folland

Certificates of Excellence (top 0.5% of students who sat the exam or top 2 students in an ATAR course)
Business Management and Enterprise – Kate Eagleton
Chemistry – Eloise Wiffen
Dance – Emily Ford and Harriet Mactier
English – Emily Ford and Eliza Reilly
Food Science and Technology – Brooke Gagiero
Geography – Chiara Folland
Human Biology – Eloise Wiffen
Mathematics Applications – Matilda Skinner
Mathematics Methods – Helen Tao
Media Production and Analysis – Eliza Perkins and Lara Stewart

Certificates of Distinction
33 PLC students

Certificates of Merit
29 PLC students

Leading Diploma Scores
Clea Sanders – 45 (ATAR conversion 99.95)
Nicola Armstrong – 45 (ATAR 99.95)
Katherine Curtis – 44 (ATAR 99.85)

Other Diploma Highlights
60% of PLC girls in the top 20% of students worldwide.
80% achieved an ATAR of 90 or higher.
Highest grade possible achieved across a range of subjects with Level 7s in 12 subjects, five As for Theory of Knowledge and eight As for Extended Essay.

VET Certificates
Seven Business Cert IV
Two Education Support Cert III
One Education Support Cert IV
One Hospitality Cert II
One Nail Technology Cert II.



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