By Kathy Park
What does the new Year 11 and 12 assessment mean for your child?
St Margaret Mary’s College is one of many secondary schools in Queensland who
The introduction of the new QCE system is the most significant change to senior curriculum and assessment in Queensland since the early 70s.
The new system aims to improve the QCE, giving students more opportunities for success by preparing our young people for the
Subject results will be based on a student’s achievement in three school-based assessments and one external assessment. These are set and marked by trained Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority assessors. Students will
What exactly is the difference between the OP and ATAR?
The ATAR is a “finer-grained” rank order of students, more specific than the OP, and is commonly used in other states and territories. It is a number up to 99.95 with increments of 0.05, whereas the OP consists of 25 bands.
The new senior assessment system will start with students who entered Year 11 this year, and the first students to receive an ATAR instead of an OP will graduate from Year 12 in 2020.
Why the change?
The system is underpinned by:
All of our Catholic School secondary parents will have received correspondence about the change.
You can get more information by contacting your
Entering her eighth year as Principal at St Margaret Mary’s College, Kathy Park is passionate about educating girls! With a long career in girls’ education, including senior leadership roles in independent girls’ schools, Kathy brings a wealth of experience to her role. Parent and staff engagement and satisfaction are high on her list of priorities. Empowering the students at the college to develop their talents and strengths, Kathy and the team look forward to the future with confidence.