Pembroke SACE Results 2018

19 December 2018

Pembroke SACE Results 2018

The SACE results 2018 were released yesterday and our Year 12 cohort achieved outstanding results. Pembroke School is renowned for its history of consistent academic achievement, and yet this year our Year 12s managed to raise the bar even higher. I am delighted and proud to share their results with you.

Final SACE results are being crafted from ever more diverse programs with increased numbers of students engaging in accelerated programs within SACE, at tertiary level and within the TAFE sector via VET subjects. This diversity means that some students received incomplete results yesterday, so the summary that follows will change in January when IB Diploma results are released.

These are the highlights from SACE results received thus far:

  • Three students: Amelia Bessell, Anthony Tew and Antoinette Lam achieved ATARs of 99.95. All three students participated in the University of Adelaide’s Headstart program (Mathematics and Biology), achieving High Distinctions in each semester. Amelia and Anthony were our joint SACE Dux and Antoinette was one of our two Proxime. We heartily congratulate Amelia, Anthony and Antoinette on their stunning achievements.
  • 163 students were eligible for an ATAR in yesterday’s results. Remaining SACE completion will be achieved with the inclusion of IB Diploma results.
  • 49% of those eligible received an ATAR ranking in the top 10% of the State, with:
    • 19 (12%) students awarded an ATAR over 99 (top 1% of the State)
    • 50 (31%) students awarded an ATAR over 95 (top 5% of the State)
    • 79 (48%) students awarded an ATAR over 90 (top 10% of the State)
  • 107 A + grades were awarded to our students resulting in 41 subject merits achieved across 19 subjects.
  • Several students received multiple SACE subject merits: 5 merits: Charlotte Zhang in Year 11 (one from 2017); Anthony Tew (2 from 2017); Isabel Lee (2 in 2017, 1 in 2016); 4 merits: Amelia Bessell (2 from 2017); Lydia Lam (2 from 2017).

I congratulate all our students who achieved their SACE yesterday on their hard work and these remarkable results. I also congratulate our teachers whose dedication has helped our students explore their individual potential and help bring these results to bear. Thank you and congratulations to our students’ families and friends who have supported them throughout their years at Pembroke and most especially in this last year. There is much to celebrate for many of you.

We look forward to the release of the IB results in early January and to communicating those publicly, also.

Wishing you a very happy festive season and a joyful new year.

Luke Thomson

Pembroke School’s complete Year 12 results from previous years can be viewed at