On the map below, each bubble represents a school in which at least one student has achieved a study score of 40 or above.
• The size of the bubble represents the total number of Year 12 students at the school.
• The colour of the bubble represents the education sector of the school (Government, Catholic or Independent).
• The brightness of the bubble represents the proportion of students that achieved 40+ study scores.
You can drag and zoom the map to explore different areas. Clicking / tapping a bubble shows statistics for that school. If you select a particular VCE subject, you can also see names of high achieving students for each school in the list to the right of the map.
Data sources and methods
Aggregate percentages of 40+ study scores for “all subjects” have been obtained from the Senior Secondary Completion and Achievement Information, published by VCAA.
When an individual subject is selected, the proportion of students who achieved 40+ study scores in that subject is calculated based on the VCE High Achievers data, published by VCAA. Thanks to quppa.net for hosting archives of High Achievers data from previous years. It is important to note that the proportion for each subject is calculated as the the number of 40+ study scores in the High Achievers data divided by the total number of Year 12 VCE students at the school (not the total number of students who took the subject, as this data is not publicly available). The number of Year 12 VCE students in each school has been obtained primarily from the All Schools FTE enrolments data, published by the Victorian Department of Education. In some cases (eg. multi-campus schools, schools offering the International Baccalaureate) the number of Year 12 VCE students was estimated using the VCAA Senior Secondary Completion and Achievement Information data. The main limitation of the individual subject data is that not all students consent to their name and school being published in the VCE High Achievers dataset. This limitation does not apply to the “all subjects” data obtained from the VCAA Senior Secondary Completion and Achievement Information.