Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Finance; Commerce; Women's Interests

    Beazley Medals awarded to top Year 12 students

    20/12/2019 10:00 AM
    • Methodist Ladies' College and St Mark's Anglican Community School students win Beazley Medals
    • WA senior secondary students awarded a total of 4,124 awards including General and Subject Exhibitions

    Students from Methodist Ladies' College and St Mark's Anglican Community School have won the most prestigious academic awards for secondary school students in Western Australia - the Beazley Medals.


    Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced the winners today at a presentation ceremony at Government House.


    The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia hosted the event and presented the medals.


    The Beazley Medal is named after the Governor's father, Kim Edward Beazley, a former teacher and Federal Minister for Education.


    Charlotte 'Charlie' Singleton, a student from Methodist Ladies' College and Jesse Morris-Parmer who attended St Mark's Anglican Community School, won the medals.


    Charlie won the Beazley Medal: WA Certificate of Education for the highest examination marks across five ATAR courses in Year 12. Charlie studied Chemistry, Physics, Literature, Mathematics Methods Mathematics Specialist and Japanese: Second Language.


    Jesse was awarded the Beazley Medal: Vocational Education and Training (VET) based on his outstanding Year 12 performance in a VET program.


    Charlie also won a General Exhibition, Subject Certificate of Excellence: Chemistry, Subject Certificate of Excellence: Mathematics Methods and a Certificate of Distinction.


    Jesse also received a VET Exhibition and VET Certificate of Excellence: Primary, Environmental and Animal Care. He achieved a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management (working towards a Certificate III), a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways and a Certificate II in Business. Jesse has already secured a full time job in the field of biodiversity and conservation.


    The exhibitions and awards are granted by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. The final decision on the granting of each award is made by a panel chaired by the Chair of the Authority's Board.


    This year, there were 4,124 awards including 50 General Exhibitions and 41 Subject Exhibitions.


    The schools with the highest number of general exhibition winners were Perth Modern School (16) and Christ Church Grammar School (six).


    For a complete list of award winners, visit https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "These two young people have very bright futures and I congratulate them on their commitment to their studies and this outstanding achievement.


    "Previous Beazley Medal winners have gone onto have great success in their academic, training and working lives and receiving this prestigious award will open up many opportunities.


    "Charlie is planning to pursue a career in chemical engineering and Jesse has already secured full time employment in the field of biodiversity and conservation.


    "I congratulate all the award winners for their efforts and acknowledge the support of families, friends, teachers and school staff."


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