The College community would like to congratulate the Year 12 class of 2020 on the success achieved throughout the year.
2020 Performance Data Snapshot
Established in 1997, Cedar College is a ministry of CityReach Baptist Church, and is an independent R-12 co-educational Christian School in Northgate, South Australia.
Below is an excerpt from our current round of reporting. The data below was collected via survey of our staff, students and parents for the year in which survey was published. The complete 2020 Performance Report can be downloaded from our website.
Highlights from 2020
The challenges of 2020 have been significant for all schools, and we are thankful that we have been spared the worst here in South Australia. As a school, we are very grateful to God for that blessing. As well as establishing some new governance policies, the Board has been pleased to implement some significant capital improvements during 2020.
We would especially like to congratulate the Year 12 Class of 2020 on the success achieved throughout the year. Every graduating student achieved their South Australian Certificate of Education, as has been the case for many years at Cedar. This is a significant achievement, especially when one considers the additional challenges faced by students in 2020.
On the official Census Day, August 2020, our student enrolment was 840. Of this number, 376 were enrolled in the Primary School (R-6), 251 in the Middle School (7-9) and 213 were enrolled in the Senior School (10-12).
Academic Performance 2020
In terms of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), 20% of our graduating Year 12s achieved an ATAR of greater than 90, and 42% of our students achieved an ATAR of 80 or more, placing them in the top 20% of students in the state. To have 42% of our students placed in the top 20% of South Australian students is an amazing achievement.
It is also worth noting that 83% of the grades awarded to our Year 12s in 2020 were either an A or a B, and we witnessed a significant increase in the amount of A grades awarded this year. We also had four students presented with a SACE Merit for outstanding achievement within a subject.
Further to this, 92% of our students applying for a university course received a first-round offer, and of these students, 84% were offered their first preference course. It is exceptionally pleasing to see so many of our students able to pursue the pathway of their choice.
We continue to be very proud of the outstanding results that our Year 12s achieve, and feel extremely blessed to be part of a school community where students can fulfil their God-given academic gifts, and progress to exciting post-school opportunities and pathways.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses all students in Australian schools in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
As many would be aware, the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) was not conducted in 2020. This decision was made by the Federal Government in response to the impact that COVID-19 had on the way that many students accessed their schooling in 2020.
During this time, Cedar College has remained committed to understanding, and planning for, the unique learning needs of each student, and continued to complete online assessments within Reading Comprehension and Numeracy throughout 2020.
These online assessments are provided by the Australian Council of Educational Research, and students at Cedar College have been completing these assessments for many years. We look forward to our students completing NAPLAN assessments again in 2021.
2020 Attendance Data
The below graph shows student attendance data recorded during 2020*, and is indicated by year level (Reception – Year 12).
The average student attendance during 2020 across all year levels was: 93.68%
* The impact of COVID-19, including mandatory school closures, has potentially skewed data when compared to previous years.
Further information is available at the MySchool website: www.myschool.edu.au