Bayswater Secondary College is celebrating its success after ranking 9th in the top 10 schools for most improved VCE results in 2020.
The school's median study score rose to 25 in 2020, compared to an average score of 20 the previous year.
The persistence of students and teachers paid off, despite the challenges and uncertainty they faced due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Newly appointed principal Elizabeth Swan was thrilled with the achievement, saying it was 'an absolutely fantastic way to begin my role as principal of Bayswater Secondary College'.
'It is a testament to the hard work by all of our school community, from the teachers to the students, for this incredible result.'
The college's achievement can be attributed to an emphasis on student focus, with teachers employing the following tactics:
- increased individual feedback between students and teachers about their work and improvements required
- a focus on the learning gain of students throughout the year
- a strong focus on teaching students the individual learning skills they were lacking, specifically writing skills.
Bayswater Secondary College is one of five schools involved in the Bayswater Education Plan, aimed at building pride and confidence in local government schools in the Bayswater area. As the only secondary school taking part, the school will work towards improving student achievement, wellbeing and engagement in education.
Elizabeth said she was enthusiastic about what the college could achieve in the year ahead.
'I look forward to the 2021 school year kicking off so we can build upon this success,' she said.
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Read more about the Bayswater Education Plan.