Mercedes has a fine record of academic excellence and of providing opportunities that enable our young people to reach their full potential.

Student Academic Achievements

Mercedes College is proud to announce the outstanding achievements of the 2019 Graduates in both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

We congratulate Dylan Gong and Margot Hall as our College Duces having both gained 43 points in their IB Diploma equating to an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 99.60.

Dylan gained Merits in French B SL, Economics SL, Chemistry HL, Physics HL and Mathematics HL. Margot gained Merits in Indonesian B SL, English A Literature HL, Biology SL and Chemistry HL.

We also congratulate Charlotte Snook as our SACE Dux with an ATAR of 99.15 and a Merit in General Mathematics.

IB Results 

27 students successfully gained their IB Diploma with 56% of the graduates gaining an ATAR of 90 or higher. An impressive 33% of the cohort gained an ATAR of 95 or higher.

A total of 32 Merits (maximum grade of 7) were gained in the IB Diploma, and one student gained Merits in five subjects. Merits were achieved in English A Literature, English B, Indonesian B, French B, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Mathematical Studies.

SACE Results

13 Year 12 SACE students included an IB subject as part of their certificate with many improving their ATARs following the inclusion of IB results.

35% of SACE students exceeded an ATAR of 90 with 14% gaining a 95 or higher. A further 16% of students gained an ATAR in the 80s.

137 students across Year 11 and 12 SACE gained an A grade in at least one Year 12 subject. 34 Year 12 students gained As in at least three subjects with 6 students gaining As in five subjects.

A total of 15 A+ Merits were gained by our students, with five of these in Year 12 English. Merits were also gained in Essential Mathematics, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Business & Enterprise and Research Project. The majority of Year 11 students submitted their Research Projects this year, with three students achieving A+ Merits.

Overall Class of 2019 Results 

As an overall Year 12 cohort, with combined SACE and IB results, 39% of students achieved an ATAR in the 90s, with 18% gaining a 95 or higher. A further 18% of students were in the 80s. 

The mean ATAR in 2019 was 79.7 and the median was 84.1.

52 Merits were gained by Year 12 students in the SACE and IB Diploma Programmes over their two year course of study. Our current Year 11 students also tasted success, with three Year 12 Merits gained in SACE and two in the IB Diploma Programme.

I congratulate all our 2019 Year 12 students on their results and thank the whole College community for their contributions throughout their learning journey.

Yours sincerely

Paul Wadsworth
Deputy Principal