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Australia End of an era as Queensland students receive final OP scores

18:50  13 december  2019
18:50  13 december  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

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21,333 students will receive an OP between 1 and 15. 1073 students will receive a Certificate of Academic Commendation for Very High 1623 students studied a university subject while still at school. 908 students with learning impairments were awarded a Queensland Certificate of Individual

a person walking down a street: Going forward: Alithia Bowman (Yeronga SHS), Joseph Rangiah (Brisbane SHS) and Megan Gardner (Kenmore SHS) will be among the thousands of Queensland students receiving their OP scores on Saturday.© Supplied Going forward: Alithia Bowman (Yeronga SHS), Joseph Rangiah (Brisbane SHS) and Megan Gardner (Kenmore SHS) will be among the thousands of Queensland students receiving their OP scores on Saturday.

This year's school leavers will be the final Queensland cohort to receive an OP score before the state adopts the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank system.

More than 37,000 Queensland year 12 students have graduated in 2019, with about 35,000 students receiving a Queensland Certificate of Education.

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How to get your OP , final results Saturday. Thousands of year 12 students will learn how they fared in their end - of -year exams on Saturday. Those who completed their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) will receive their final subject results and OP (Overall Position) from 9am on

The Overall Position ( OP ) is a tertiary entrance rank used in the Australian state of Queensland for selection into universities. Like similar systems used throughout the rest of Australia, the OP shows how well a student has performed in their senior secondary studies compared with all other OP -eligible

Of those, about 18,000 will receive an Overall Position and be able to access their results online on Saturday.

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There will be 535 Queensland students with the highest score, an OP1, and about 15,000 will receive an OP between 1 and 15.

This has increased since last year, however, there are fewer year 12 graduates this year than 2018 because of the half-cohort of prep students when enrolment dates changed in 2007.

Education Minister Grace Grace said it was the end of an era for the OP model.

“Our graduates were Queensland’s foundation prep students in 2007 and the last cohort to receive an OP rank for tertiary entrance,” she said.

“From next year, eligible students will receive an ATAR, which will ensure results are as inclusive and fair for students as possible.”

Ms Grace congratulated the class of 2019 on their hard work, sending the "old system out with a bang" after seeing 93 per cent of graduates receiving a Queensland Certificate of Education.

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“This is a wonderful result and a big thanks must go to all the teachers, staff and families who supported the students," she said.

“Our year 12 leavers can now start the next chapter of their lives, whether that be studying at university, getting a job or taking up a trade or traineeship.

“I wish them the best of luck and encourage them to follow their passion.”

About 22,000 graduates achieved a Vocational Education and Training certificate or qualification.

Free TAFE courses and apprenticeships for people younger than 21 are available for year 12 graduates across more than 170 qualifications.

Graduates with questions about their results can call the Student Connect hotline on 1800 804 991.

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