Presbyterian Ladies' College - Melbourne

Presbyterian Ladies' College - Melbourne

Burwood VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs

PLC is one of over 3,500 schools to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in Years 11 and 12 as an alternative to the VCE. Each year at PLC, up to one third of our cohort choose the IB program and their outstanding results reflect the expertise of our staff, the dedication of the students and the breadth and depth of the educational opportunities that enables each girl to pursue her passions.

The IB is a cross-cultural programme that allows students to gain an increased knowledge of, and respect for, the cultures of the world. Through the CAS program students are encouraged to stay active, engaged and aware of their role and responsibilities as global students and they incorporate a wide range of sporting and co-curricular activities into their Year 11 and 12 educational journey.

Our students consistently achieve some of the highest IB results in the country and internationally. Of the 54 girls who studied the IB in 2020, six girls achieved a perfect 45 and a notional ATAR of 99.95, placing them in the top cohort of all students world-wide. Of PLC’s cohort, 24% achieved a notional ATAR of 99.5+, 43% achieved 99+, 68% achieved 98+ and 97% achieved 90+. The median notional ATAR was 98.7.

The IB enables them to study at Australian universities and is also valued by overseas universities as a matriculation qualification. PLC students who have gained their IB Diploma have enrolled at a variety of prestigious international universities, including Oxford and Cambridge and Yale.

At PLC, students are nurtured and supported by our skilled and experienced teachers, as well as through our Careers staff who assist them in planning their future pathways.

For further information about the IB Program, please contact Admissions on (03) 9808 5811 or email

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1466
Up to Year 6: 505
In high school: 961
In Year 12: 166

Gender in depth

Female: 100%

Male: 0%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

Math classes: streamed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Latin

Senior secondary subjects overview

34 VCE level 3/4 studies
240 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 30%

Median Score: 36

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%


Bachelor enrolled: 93%

Apprentice/Trainee: 1%

Employed: 4%

Activities & Support Staff


Activities (163)


Extra-curricular (6)


Music (56)


Sports (52)

Support Staff

Support Staff (20)

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School Details









Principal: Ms Cheryl Penberthy


141 Burwood Highway Burwood Victoria 3125

Tel: (03) 9808 5811

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