Student Academic Success
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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.
Congratulations to the Orion Class of 2021 for their outstanding achievement in their studies. The ATAR results for 2021 can be seen below:
ATAR of 70 or above
80% of our ATAR students achieved an amazing ATAR of 70 or higher in 2021. This percentage is broken down further:
ATAR of 70 or above
31% of ATAR students in the Orion Class of 2021 achieved an ATAR between 70 and 79.95.
ATAR of 80 or above
Additionally, 31% of our 2021 ATAR students achieved an ATAR result between 80 and 89.95.
ATAR of 90 or above
18% of our ATAR students ranked in the top 10% of the country, achieving an ATAR result of 90 or above.
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)
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.
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.