To complement the School’s remarkable 2014 VCE results Lauriston has produced 4 perfect IB scores of 45, equivalent to an ATAR of 99.95.

Lauriston congratulates Sophie Bennett, Georgina Frazer and Sandy Chinsen on achieving perfect IB scores.

In addition to these perfect scores, 38% of Lauriston’s 29 students who completed their IB Diploma received an ATAR equivalent of 99 or above, and an incredible 89% received an ATAR equivalent of 90 or above. The median IB score at Lauriston in 2014 was 39, the equivalent of an ATAR of 97.35.

Of the 96 students who chose to study VCE or IB in 2014:

- 16.6% of students were ranked in the top 1% in the state, achieving an ATAR of 99 and above

- 41% of students were ranked in the top 5% of the state, achieving an ATAR of 95 and above

- 62% of students were ranked in the top 10% of the state, achieving an ATAR of 90 and above

- 85% of students were ranked in the top 20% of the state, achieving an ATAR of 80 and above

These outstanding results come in what has been an exciting year for the Melbourne school. In April 2014 Lauriston officially opened Australia’s first FabLab@School space in collaboration with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.

One of only six such spaces world-wide the FabLab@School is designed to encourage innovation and to actively engage students in the use of technology to solve problems. It also strengthens Lauriston’s existing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) curriculum, with a high proportion of Class of 2014 students expected to pursue careers in STEAM-related industries.

‘These results demonstrate the consistent hard work undertaken by all of our students in the senior years of study,’ says Principal, Susan Just.

‘Each Lauriston girl is special because she has embraced all opportunities which the school is able to offer. Not only can we be proud of our VCE and International Baccalaureate academic results, but we can be proud of the confident young women who leave our school. These young women will find success in all walks of life because they are confident, articulate and have a broad range of skills and attributes.’