Should Australia be in PISA shock?
From every viewpoint, the Australian PISA results were a bad set of numbers. Should we be in shock, asks an Australian who led the OECD's latest global test of 15-year-olds.Germany experienced ‘PISA shock’ in 2000 when, contrary to expectations, its scores were not only below the OECD average but, in a country which has historically prided itself on its egalitarianism, the results showed a strong link between socio-economic status and student performance. Disadvantaged and immigrant students did poorly when compared to others. The nation’s self-perception of a high-performing and equitable system was seriously shaken.
Witness the end of an era as the Eorzean Alliance clashes with the Garlean Empire in a bid to deliver the realm from certain destruction. The saga will
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
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.
Parents urged to keep children home as school runs out of water
Bubblers and toilets at the Tamborine Mountain school ran dry on Wednesday. Now residents are hoping the government will declare a water emergency on the mountain.Until Wednesday morning, Tamborine Mountain State School – Queensland's 2018 independent primary school of the year – relied on water from its own bore. But former P&C president Craig Peters said it had now run dry, as had a number of other bores on the mountain.
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.
Three private schools dominate top ATAR rankings
Three private schools accounted for more than a third of 37 students across Victoria who achieved a perfect ATAR ranking of 99.95 this year. Six Scotch College students, four students from Camberwell Grammar School and three from Haileybury attained a maximum ranking.Results were still coming through on Thursday morning, but other schools with students who achieved a perfect ATAR included Xavier College with two, and Penleigh and Essendon Grammar, Methodist Ladies’ College, Presbyterian Ladies' College and Mount Scopus Memorial College with one each.
Regular trips to the Co- op were once so much a way of life for thousands of us in the North East. People would loyally do their shopping in their The Newcastle department store has long been the flagship store for the North East, but it may now be redeveloped, although the Co- op is keen to stress
As the shuttle era ends , a new one may be getting off the ground. NASA is now investing in private companies to build the next generation of module Each of a set of standardized parts or independent units that can be used to construct a more complex structure, such as an item of furniture or a building.
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.
Students 'locked down' more than 250 times in past two years in Queensland schools
Queensland students have been forced to urgently find shelter more than 250 times in the past two years, as schools grapple with threats coming from inside their communities. During these school lockdowns, students are told to hide under desks, avoid windows, and stay quiet until the danger has passed.New figures released to the ABC by the Queensland Department of Education show 267 incidents reported by schools since the start of 2018.This is the equivalent of three lockdowns for every week of the school year.
This scholarship is open to all students who plan to audition for the ACU Student Choir. ACU students who are employed by the University in an ongoing capacity are not eligible for the scholarship. Selection criteria You will be assessed for the scholarship at the same time as you audition for the choir.
Future Students Future Students . I'm an international student . UQ Medicine is the leading provider of education and research in Queensland and has the largest selection of medical Provisional Entry is for students who are in their final year of high school. If you’re completing year 12 in Australia and
“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.
Fine arts boom as budding uni students shun practical degrees .
While medicine surged to the most popular course, the popularity of music theatre and acting at Victorian universities overtook courses such as paramedicine.Most Victorian graduates have this year been offered university places before Christmas and there has been a dramatic rise in applications for fine arts and theatre studies.