2017 ATAR Results

Published 09 January 2018

2017 WACE Performance

For a young school, Swan Valley Anglican Community School has achieved a great deal. Particularly significant are the outstanding results of the WACE graduating students of 2017. Not only was SVACS listed as 26th in the Top 50 schools in the state based on our highest ever median ATAR of 86.55 (The West Australian, January 6-7), but we were also listed as 7th in the Top 10 most improved schools in the state for the median ATAR (The Sunday Times, January 14). This is an exceptional achievement, of which all staff, students and families should be very proud.

Swan Valley Anglican Community School was also listed as being a Course Leader (a school with the highest performing students in Year 12 ATAR courses in the state) in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • English
  • Human Biology

This is a great testament to the dedication and commitment of our students and staff.

I understand that you have already been informed about some of the more detailed ATAR results, however, I believe that it is worth some further celebration:

  • 11 (40.74%) students gained an ATAR of between 90.00 - 99.95 
  • 6 (22.22%) students gained an ATAR of between 80.00 - 89.99 
  • 8 (29.63%) students gained an ATAR of between 70.00 - 79.99
  • 2 (7.41%) students gained an ATAR of between 60.00 - 69.99

The following students deserve special recognition for their outstanding ATAR scores:

Riya Patel (99.35), Amor Basson (99.10), Sarah Tucker (97.65), Penelope Gannaway (97.15), Benjamin Rolender (96.75), Jacob Harwig (95.65), Harley Gardiner (95.25), Emily Izzard (95.00), Kiera Macdonald (94.95), Grace Flynn (93.10) and Catherine Taylor (90.70).

SVACS Top Achievers 2017

Swan Valley Anglican Community School also achieved notable success in the WA School Curriculum and Standards Authority Exhibition and Award Winners List. Of note:

Subject Certificates of Excellence (Outstanding Achievement in a Course)

  • Sarah Tucker: Human Biology


Certificates of Distinction (Consistent Excellent School Achievement)

  • Amor Basson
  • Penelope Gannaway
  • Riya Patel


Certificates of Merit (Consistent Excellent School Achievement)

  • Charli-Elizabeth Fidge
  • Grace Flynn
  • Emily Izzard
  • Kiera Macdonald
  • Emily Pedlow
  • Benjamin Rolender
  • Sarah Tucker
  • Gemma Withers


I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to all of our graduating students. We wish you all the very best in your future endeavours and we look forward to hearing of your future accomplishments.

Yours sincerely

Ms Melissa Powell


Group photo: Ms Melissa Powell, Principal of Swan Valley Anglican Community School, with 6 of the 11 Highest performing 2017 ATAR students.
(L to R): Emily Izzard, Harley Gardiner, Catherine Taylor, Amor Basson, Riya Patel, Sarah Tucker, Ms Melissa Powell (Principal)

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