The wait is nearly over for Year 12 graduates as the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) releases final results and OPs online this Saturday.
Certificates will arrive in the post from early next week.
Education Minister Grace Grace said a record 53,098 young people had completed Year 12 and could look forward to pursuing rewarding work, training and further education options.
“An incredible 93 per cent of Year 12 graduates have achieved a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE),” Ms Grace said.
“The QCE recognises attainment in school courses, vocational education and training, workplace learning and university subjects. It shows universities, training providers and employers that a young person worked consistently and to a high standard in senior schooling.
“I congratulate the class of 2017 on its outstanding performance, and thank the teachers who play such an important role in supporting Queensland students to achieve consistently impressive results.”
Ms Grace said graduates should not be disheartened if they don’t get the results they are hoping for.
“Graduates who are disappointed still have lots of options. They can upgrade their results or explore other ways to gain entry to university and training courses,” she said.
QCAA Chief Executive Officer Chris Rider said Certificates of Academic Commendation would be sent to 953 graduates who received Very High Achievement (VHA) in at least 24 semesters of Authority subjects (the equivalent of six VHAs).
“The commendation is the first category to be awarded in the annual Queensland Certificate of Education Achievement Awards,” Mr Rider said.
“Winners in a further six categories — including Queensland’s highest achieving student —will be announced in February.”
Year 12 graduates can access their results and OPs from 9:00 am on Saturday 16 December using their Learner Unique Identifier (LUI) and password to log into their account on QCAA’s Student Connect website https://studentconnect.qcaa.qld.edu.au.
Anyone who has questions about their results can call Student Connect hotline on 1800 804 991.
53,098 students will receive a Senior Education Profile — 1485 more than last year
49,649 students will receive a Queensland Certificate of Education — 1594 more than last year
93% of students achieved a QCE — the same percentage as last year
26,859 students will receive a Tertiary Entrance Statement (showing their OP) — 557 more than last year
753 students will receive an OP1 — 13 more than last year
22,121 students will receive an OP between 1 and 15 — 718 more than last year
953 students will receive a Certificate of Academic Commendation for Very High Achievement in the equivalent of at least six Authority subjects (i.e. at least 24 semesters at VHA standard) — 45 more than last year
32,078 students achieved a VET Certificate I, II, III or IV qualification — 3439 more than last year
1756 students studied a university subject while still at school — 99 more than last year
968 students with learning impairments were awarded a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement —91 more than last year