With an ATAR score of 99.15 landing in Queensland’s top .85%, and offers from four universities across Australia to study Medicine, Isabella Arthur was awarded the College’s highest academic accolade, the Bishop’s Prize for Dux of the College at today’s Middle and Senior School Academic Assemblies.

Isabella’s latest accomplishment completes an elusive six year set of Dux awards commencing when Isabella won the Year 7 Dux Award in 2015.

Winning a swag of prizes at the 2020 Academic Awards including the Anna Daniels Award for English Extension, the ALEA Outstanding Literacy Award for Literature, the Australian Institute of Physics Excellence Award for Physics and the Blessed Edmund Rice Award for Excellence in Religious Education Isabella shared her secrets to success with students.

“Work hard! Start your assignments early, rather than putting them off and don’t leave your study to the last minute for exams,” she said.

“Especially for the external exams where it could count as much as 50 percent of your result.  You need to start studying well before your exams,” she said.

Isabella was a guest at both the Middle and Senior School Academic Assemblies where 309 students were awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze medals for academic achievement in semester 2 of 2020.