A STUDENT driven to study medicine in pursuit of his life’s calling to become a surgeon, and a student who wants to shine in astrophysics, are among WestMAC’s top academic performers from the Class
Dux Jarrod Marshall, 17, has already achieved interviews with six universities for entry into medicine, dux-runnerup Emily Davis, 17, and Ryan Roberts, 18, are also nervously excited about their ATAR score after exceptional internal assessment results this year.
Jarrod said he came to WestMAC because the Anglican private school offered more than 200 subject choices, and combined with the skilled teaching support, it was the top College that could help him to achieve placement in the highly competitive medicine degree, which requires an ATAR score of about 99.95.
“I’ve wanted to be a doctor forever; I have an interest in how the human body works and I want to make a difference to help others. I’m exceptionally happy to have achieved interviews with five universities. The future looks promising.’’ Jarrod said.
“There is a genuine community of support from teachers, parents, and fellow classmates which has helped us to excel.”
College Principal Geoff McLay praised the class of 2022 who studied a diverse range of 39 subjects from specialised maths and psychology to music extension and Vocational Education Training (VET) subjects.
“The class was dedicated, thoughtful, inspiring, and resilient as they met every challenge armoured with a genuine love of learning, instilled by our team of skilled, supportive, and specialist teachers,’’ he said.
“We are proud of the 141 graduating Year 12 students that are set to achieve an ATAR result, or a Certificate III qualification, or better. “At WestMAC, the programs are designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge to ensure they are fully prepared for post-school careers, including tertiary education and vocational pathways.” College captain, Lachlan Gough scored an ATAR score of 98.55.