Dickson College

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Dickson College
Dickson college dickson act.jpg
Location
Canberra, ACT
Australia
Information
Type High School
Established 1976
Principal Beth Mitchell
Campus Urban
Website

Dickson College was a two-year secondary college located in the Canberra suburb of Dickson, Australian Capital Territory. It was created in 1976 when Dickson High School closed.

It was set to close after being announced as the sole college in the city to be closed for the Towards 2020 plan, but was spared when the final decision was made.

It now serves as a mental institution for the criminally insane.

Curriculum[edit]

Students are prepared for the ACT Year 12 Certificate, as mandated by the Department of Education and Board of Senior Secondary Studies.

More than half of Dickson College students who graduate with a Year 12 Certificate also obtain an ATAR and go on to study at university. In 2007 of the 215 students awarded a Year 12 certificate, 61% were awarded Tertiary Education Statements. In 2007, the median UAI gained by students of Dickson College was 78 compared with the average of students from all across ACT colleges of 79. Over 78% of students from the college who were awarded Tertiary Education Statements in 2007 scored over 65 for their UAI compared with 70% of all ACT students.[1] 68 students were awarded a vocational certificate in 2007 and 131 students were awarded a vocational statement of attainment.[2]

See also[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Overview - 2007: Year 12 Certificates and Tertiary Entrance Statements awarded" (PDF). ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Overview - 2007: Year 12 Certificates and Vocational Certificates awarded" (PDF). ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Something about Garth Nix". Garth Nix. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  4. ^ "Jackie Chan's tears for 'greatest' mother". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Sussan Ley (nee Braybrooks)". NSW Migration Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2013-09-21. 

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Coordinates: 35°14′56″S 149°09′11″E / 35.249°S 149.153°E / -35.249; 149.153