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Investigator College is proud to announce another highly successful year of graduate results, with over a third of our 2022 graduating class receiving an ATAR score inside the highest 20% nationally.

Continuing on the Investigator College tradition and reputation for academic excellence, this year’s Year 12 students have again recorded some exceptional individual efforts, both inside the classroom and beyond, with both completions of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and completion of Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, at 100% across our graduating cohort.

In addition to achieving maximum completion rates, university pathways and opportunities for Investigator College graduates remained strong, with more than half of all Year 12 students attaining an ATAR above 75.00 (placing them inside the top 25% of all students, nationwide), and a significant portion receiving first-round offers, or pre-approved entry, into their university of choice.

College Principal, Mr. John Robinson, is delighted with the achievements of this year’s students, and, in particular, with the notion that Investigator College has been incredibly successful in guiding graduates into their post-school futures:

“The students graduating from Investigator College this year are poised for great success, not just in their academic future, but in life. Increasingly, our focus and our message to our Senior students has been about reaching their desired destination; about achieving standards of personal excellence; and, about leaving our College as good citizens and leaders in the community.”

“Each and every student in this year’s class should be proud of their achievements, and excited, just as we are, about the next steps in their lives, and the way their education at Investigator has prepared and equipped them to achieve great things”

Further celebrations and congratulations are also in order for this year’s Dux, Kane Cody, who achieved an outstanding ATAR score of 97.85. Graduating with aspirations to pursue a career and further study in Science and Aviation, and serving as School Captain throughout his final year at Investigator, Kane was the recipient of several accolades during this year’s end of year awards ceremony, including the Long Tan Award for Leadership, the Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Lions Club Senior School Academic Excellence Award, and the Ampol Best All-Rounder Award

Looking forward to his academic future, Kane has accepted an offer from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), and will be commencing the process of becoming both a pilot and an officer in the Australian Navy in the new year – a dream he has held since he began flying lessons at 12 years old.

“I’m really pleased – I worked hard this year, and achieving my ATAR not only means I can pursue a lifelong goal, but has opened up some future opportunities, including the ability to participate in the Chief of Defence Force program when I reach ADFA.”

“I started flying lessons at 12 years old; solo flying at 15, and got my pilot’s license on my 16th birthday. Pursuing a career in aviation has been a dream for me. I’m really looking forward to beginning on the pathway that will lead to my future as a pilot.”

Kane’s enthusiasm for both his results, and the future pathway that lies before him, is echoed by Investigator’s Head of Senior School, Mrs. Belinda Delyster, who praised this year’s cohort for their effort and commitment to the pursuit of excellence:

“The Class of 2022 have shown great resilience and flexibility, having completed their entire senior schooling during the pandemic.  Whilst the academic results have been very pleasing, the students’ commitment to community and vocational pursuits and study have been nothing short of remarkable.”

“With university studies both here and interstate, being a preferred pathway for much of the cohort, other students have already won and commenced traineeships and apprenticeships. These young adults have displayed that they will take every opportunity presented to them and are well prepared for their varied pathways.  We are enormously proud of the Class of 2022 and look forward to hearing of their future endeavours.”

This year’s results continue to rival the results of leading independent schools in capital cities, while offering opportunities for additional qualifications unique to Investigator’s coastal setting, including the attainment of 10 Certificate III-level qualifications in Conservation and Ecosystem Management, delivered through the College’s Eco Centre at Currency Creek.

It is anticipated that rate of first-round offers, pre-approval for university courses and attainment of VET qualifications prior to the completion of Secondary school will see a larger-than-average proportion of graduates pursuing undergraduate studies –  a testament to Investigator College embracing alternative and flexible learning pathways to better meet the needs of individual learners, and guarantee them an entry point into higher education.

“The opportunities we are able to provide for our students, and the results they continue to achieve in terms of their future goals, year-on-year, are exceptional. The education they receive at Investigator truly does set them up for life.”

Investigator College: Year 12 Results – Summary

  • 100% South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Completion
  • 32% of eligible students achieved an ATAR score inside the top 20% of all students, nationwide;
  • 50% of eligible students achieved an ATAR of 75.00 or above;
  • 28% of all results in the A Grade Band
  • 10 x Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management were completed and conferred;
  • SACE Merits awarded to: Jack McArdle (Photography)

Investigator College extends its congratulations to all our 2022 Year 12 graduates, and wishes each student all the very best as they continue their journey of lifelong learning into the future!

Pictured – Year 12 Students Kane Cody, Nikita Wilson, Skye Jucius and Charlotte Walker

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