Girls schools back on top of league tables
Perth Modern School's Amelia Toyne, one of 10,000 students to sit WACE exams. Picture: Michael O'Brien/The West Australian

Girls’ schools have topped the annual school comparison tables, resuming the lead after two years.

St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls was first on a list of the top 50 schools for academic excellence released this morning by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.

St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School was second.

The list ranks schools based on the number of students to get WA Certificate of Education scores of 75 or above in stage-three courses.

While girls’ schools have traditionally dominated the academic league tables, public school Perth Modern School and boys’ school Hale School have topped the State for the past two years.

Perth Modern, WA’s only academically selective school, dropped to third on the latest results and Hale was fifth.

Seven girls’ schools made the top 20, compared with four boys’ schools and nine co-educational.

Five public schools were in the top 20, including Shenton College (10th), Rossmoyne (13th), Churchlands (14th) and Willetton (17th) Senior High Schools.

Ten schools were named at the top of a separate table for vocational education and training, with 100 per cent of students achieving a Certificate II or higher qualification in Year 12.

Last year more than 13,000 students sat four or more WACE exams and more than 10,000 Year 12s achieved at least one VET qualification.

For more comprehensive information on how every school performed on WACE and vocational courses last year.

See the How Your School Rates lift-out in The Weekend West.

The West Australian

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