Student Academic Success

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ATAR

2020 Median ATAR
74.95
2021 Median ATAR (Target)
80.00

As a community, everyone at Joseph Banks Secondary College came together in 2020 to ensure that we were the most improved public secondary school. Support from our families was incredible. Our students proved that that they are kind, caring and focused on achieving success, and our staff went above and beyond to ensure that there was stability at school, always.

2020 ATAR Achievement Breakdown at Joseph Banks Secondary College

Additionally, in 2021 the College has further reviewed its targets and as a College we have set a target for an aspirational Median ATAR of 80. 

WACE

2019
Completion 86%
2020
Completion 91%
2021 (Target)
Completion 96%

At the beginning of 2020, we challenged the year 12 cohort to achieve greatness in their pathway. It was no surprise to the staff and community of Joseph Banks Secondary College that our students accepted the challenge, and they smashed it. We were proud to announce that in 2020 91% of our students achieved their WA Certificate of Education (WACE). This achievement is a true reflection of the hard work that our class of 2020 put in throughout their year 12 studies. We have set a similar challenge to our current year 12 cohort, with a target of 96% of students completing their WACE in 2021.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Year 12 Students that Completed a Certificate II
2020 70%
Year 12 Students that Completed a Certificate III or higher
2020 30%
Year 12 Students Completing a VET Certificate (during Years 10 to 12)
2020 100%
Year 12 Students Completing a VET Certificate (during Years 10 to 12)
2021 (Target) 100%

OLNA

Reading
2020 98%
Writing
2020 97%
Numeracy
2020 93%
Reading, Writing and Numeracy
2021 (Target) 100%

NAPLAN

In 2021 the College has further reviewed its targets around NAPLAN. While we have seen an increase in the number of students achieving Band 8 and higher, particularly in the areas of Reading and Writing, the challenge for us is to improve outcomes for students achieving at a satisfactory level.

Our data shows that we are closing the gap with like schools for Reading and Writing, and as a result will maintain our strategic focus with our Literacy Plan for 2022.

In addition, we have identified Numeracy as an area for improvement and have a targeted Operational Plan that sets out clear actions for school improvement in 2022.

Student Achievement - Band 8 or Higher

The number of students that achieved band 8 or higher in their year 9 NAPLAN testing can be seen below. Students that achieve band 8 or higher pre-qualify for OLNA and are not required to sit the OLNA test for the area they are pre-qualified in.

2019 Numeracy Band 8 or Higher
Achieved by 118 Students
2021 Numeracy Band 8 or Higher
Achieved by 98 Students
2022 Numeracy Band 8 or Higher
120 Students (Target)
2019 Reading Band 8 or Higher
Achieved by 93 Students
2021 Reading Band 8 or Higher
Achieved by 112 Students
2022 Reading Band 8 or Higher
120 Students (Targets)
2019 Writing Band 8 or Higher
Achieved by 78 Students
2021 Writing Band 8 or Higher
Achieved by 90 Students
2022 Writing Band 8 or Higher
120 Students (Target)

Student Progress Year 7 to Year 9

The number of students that achieved Moderate or higher progress and achievement between their year 7 and year 9 NAPLAN testing can be seen below.

2019 Numeracy Progress
145 Students
2021 Numeracy Progress
109 Students
2019 Reading Progress
167 Students
2021 Reading Progress
148 Students
2019 Writing Progress
179 Students
2021 Writing Progress
151 Students