Academic Excellence

Walford is preparing students for a world of change and opportunity. Our curriculum is designed to provide girls and young women with the tools needed to think deeply, challenge their perspectives and to engage purposefully in learning that is contemporary and relevant to the world in which they live. We are proud of our students’ consistently strong academic results which reflects the positive learning culture that is fostered by staff and students working collaboratively at Walford.

Class of 2021 Results

Our graduating class did not let the ongoing challenges of the year threaten their resilience and strength as a cohort, setting a remarkable example to the rest of the school. Each student can feel justifiably proud of the personal excellence she has achieved.

SACE Results

Walford extends special congratulations to Maddie Moss on her outstanding results, achieving an ATAR of 99.90. Madeleine was awarded merits in Physics, Biology (2020), Mathematical Methods and English Literary Studies. She has also been awarded a Governor of South Australia Commendation – Excellence Award and achieved her Gold award in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award this year. Caitlyn Lam achieved an ATAR of 99.85 and achieved merits in Chemistry, Research Project (2020), English and Psychology. Vasja Lazarevich achieved an ATAR of 99.85 with merits in Biology, French (continuers), Research Project (2020) and English Literary Studies.

We also congratulate Kate Yoong with an ATAR of 99.60 and a merit in Chemistry and High Distinctions in Headstart’s Introduction to Forensic Sciences and Introduction to Logic. Dana Oberdan achieved an ATAR of 99.50 and merits in Chemistry and English, as well as a Distinction in Headstart’s Introduction to Forensic Sciences.

Furthermore, this class has exceeded national benchmarks with 10% of the cohort achieving an ATAR of 99+, placing them in the top 1% of the nation’s graduates, 32% achieving an ATAR in excess of 95, placing them in the top 5% and 54% attained a 90+ ATAR, placing them in the country’s top 10%.

IB Results

Following a rigorous and enriching program of study over two years, these students have demonstrated great commitment and tenacity. Each student should feel proud of her efforts that have resulted in truly outstanding results.

In particular, we congratulate Madeleine Bardy who attained an IB result of 43 (ATAR equivalent of 99.45). Madeleine attained merits in French SL, Psychology SL, Physics HL, Chemistry HL and Mathematics Analysis and Approaches HL. Lily Dunstone attained an IB result of 41(ATAR 98.55) and merits in Psychology SL, Physics HL and Chemistry HL.

We also congratulate Nikki Ballinger (ATAR 97.10) with merits in Geography HL, Psychology HL and Chemistry HL. Georgia North (ATAR 97.10) achieved merits in Biology HL and Mathematics Applications and Interpretations and Ines Hastings with a merit in Geography HL.

It is exceptional to note that 17% of the class attained an ATAR placing them in the top 1% of the nation’s graduates, 83% of the class an ATAR placing them in the top 5% and all our IB students attained an ATAR in excess of 90. The Walford IB class average result of 39 (ATAR 97.10) well exceeds the world average of 29 (ATAR 84.10).

We are proud of the achievement of all students in this class, along with their teachers who have worked hard to support them over their two year journey.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021

Dux of SACE

Maddie Moss

Maddie achieved an ATAR of 99.90 with merits in English Literary Studies, Mathematical Methods, Physics and Biology (2020). Maddie is also the recipient of a prestigious Governor of South Australia Commendation – Excellence Award.

Dux of IB

Dux of IB

Madeleine Bardy

Madeleine achieved a score of 43 out of 45, which equates to an ATAR of 99.45. Madeleine received merits (the highest possible subject grade of 7) for French SL, Psychology SL, Physics HL, Chemistry HL and Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL.

Celebrating Academic Achievement

National History Challenge

National History Challenge

Walford congratulates Year 11 student Charlotte who was awarded a medal as the 2021 National History Challenge State Winner in the ‘Australian Wartime Experiences’ special category. Great work Charlotte!

International Geography Olympiad (iGeo)

Walford Year 12 student Nikki has been named in the team to represent Australia at the International Geography Olympiad (iGeo). The national team selection follows on from Nikki’s incredible result in the 2020 Australian Geography Competition, where she was the top Year 11 student from SA. Congratulations, Nikki!

Geography State Champion

Congratulations to Walford student, Ioanna, who entered the 2021 Australian Geography Competition and achieved first place for Year 11 in South Australia! What an incredible result!

SUBS in Schools State Champions

Year 11 students Ioanna, Aerin, Shani and Imke are the SUBS in Schools ROV Professional Class SA State champions for 2020, and they were presented with their medals at a recent Principal’s Assembly. As part of Year 10 Design Technology, they built a ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), sourced sponsorship and developed a trade display, all while demonstrating their skills, understanding and teamwork. Amazing effort, girls!

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