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.

2022 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 2022 Beazley Medal: WACE is

Jessica Doan
Perth Modern School

Jessica has also won a General Exhibition, Subject Exhibition and Subject Certificate of Excellence: Chemistry, Subject Certificate of Excellence: Mathematics Methods, Subject Certificate of Excellence: Mathematics Specialist and a Certificate of Distinction. She won a Subject Exhibition and Subject Certificate of Excellence in Japanese: Second Language in 2021.
Jessica received ‘A’ grades across all of her Year 11 and 12 courses and was Dux of her school. She is looking forward to studying Medicine next year and to exploring what medical specialisations are available once she starts university.

Jessica Doan

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 2022 Beazley Medal: VET is

Ashton Fowler
Harrisdale Senior High School

Ashton also received a VET Exhibition and VET Certificate of Excellence: Construction Industries, achieved a Certificate IV in Business, a Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start), a Certificate II in Sport and Recreation and a Certificate II in Sport Coaching.

Ashton completed his pre-apprenticeship while at school and has already secured an apprenticeship in Electrotechnology.
He has plans to set up his own business in the future.

Ashton Fowler

2022 Exhibitions and Awards Recipients

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority Exhibitions and Awards Ceremony will be held in 2023. 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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