Exhibitions and Awards

Exhibitions and awards are granted by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) to senior secondary students studying Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses and vocational education and training (VET). The awards recognise individual excellence in both Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses and VET.

The two peak awards are the Beazley Medal: WACE and the Beazley Medal: VET. Other awards for ATAR courses and VET include: exhibitions; special awards and certificates of excellence, distinction and merit.

The final decision on the granting of each award is made by a panel comprising the Chair of the Authority Board, a Board member and the Executive Director – School Curriculum and Standards.

To be eligible to achieve an award, a student must:

  • have satisfied the requirements for a WACE at the time of the determination of the award/exhibition (except for Subject Exhibitions and Subject Certificates of Excellence).
  • have been enrolled as a full-time student in a registered secondary school
  • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia

Special General Awards, Special Subject Awards, Special VET Awards, and Special Subject Certificates of Excellence may be awarded to students who do not meet the general eligibility criteria.

For further information relating to exhibitions and awards, click on the link below.

2020 Beazley Medallists

Beazley Medal: WACE

The Beazley Medal: WACE is awarded to the student attaining the highest WACE award score in the determination of the General Exhibitions.

The recipient of the 2020 Beazley Medal: WACE is

Josh Green
Christ Church Grammar School

Josh also won a General Exhibition, Subject Exhibition in Mathematics Methods, Certificate of Excellence in Literature, Mathematics Methods and Modern History and a Certificate of Distinction.

Josh sat ATAR course examinations in:
Computer Science
Modern History
Mathematics Methods
Mathematics Specialist

Josh Green

Beazley Medal: VET

The Beazley Medal: VET is awarded to the student who has demonstrated the most outstanding overall performance in a vocational education and training program.

The recipient of the 2020 Beazley Medal: VET is

Luke de Laeter
Wesley College

Luke received the Beazley Medal: VET based on his Certificate III in Beekeeping. He also achieved a Certificate III in Business, Certificate II in Visual Arts, Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology as well as receiving ‘A grades for all of his courses across Years 11 and 12.

Luke de Laeter

This award is sponsored by AustralianSuper

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2020 Exhibitions and Awards Recipients

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority Exhibitions and Awards Ceremony will be held in 2021. The Authority acknowledges and thanks the following organisations for their generous support.

  • Curtin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Murdoch University
  • The University of Notre Dame
  • The University of Western Australia
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