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 9% 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 2020

Merit Awards

38 Merits across 20 subjects, including six Year 11 students.

Walford on Show

Congratulations to the four Visual Art students who have been selected to have their remarkable work displayed in the prestigious SACE Art Show for 2021.

Excellence de la langue Française

Walford is the only school in South Australia to offer students the opportunity to undertake DELF.

Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Français. This is an official French proficiency diploma administered by the French Government and French Ministry for Education. It is recognised in 165 countries and certifies non-native speakers from beginner to advanced levels of proficiency. Walford students undertook several levels with 100% success. Sophie Davidson and Léa Yu undertook university level and achieved an 80th percentile. Several students from Year 10 and Year 12 achieved results of 90% and above up to 97.5% which are outstanding results.

SACE Duces

Martina Theodorakakos

Martina was awarded Merits in Modern History, English Literary Studies, Geography, Research Project and Economics, and achieved an ATAR of 99.75.

Olivia Walker

Olivia was awarded Merits in Biology, Economics, Research Project and English Literary Studies, and achieved an ATAR of 99.75.

Both Martina Theodorakakos and Olivia Walker obtained a Governor of South Australia Commendation Award which recognises academic excellence and the contribution they have made to their communities.

IB Duces

Sophie Davidson

Sophie was awarded merits in French HL, Geography HL, Physics HL and Computer Science SL, and achieved an IB score of 41 (ATAR 98.7).

Eleanor Coghlan

Eleanor was awarded merits in Economics HL, Psychology SL and Mathematics SL, and achieved an IB score of 41 (ATAR 98.7).

It is exceptional to note that 27% of the IB class attained an ATAR placing them in the top 5% of the nation’s graduates and a further 47% of students attained an ATAR in excess of 90. The Walford IB class average result of 33 (ATAR 90.00) well exceeds the world average of 28 (ATAR 79.25).

Celebrating Academic Achievement

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!

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!

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