Wait almost over for Year 12s keen to see results

THE wait is over for Gladstone Year 12 students anxiously awaiting their final exam results, with results resleased today, and Overall Positions out tomorrow.

It is a tense time for Gladstone's 560 Year 12 students wait to find out if they've achieved the marks to get into their desired university course, but even if they don't, a university professor says all is not lost.

University of Queensland's School of Law dean Sarah Derrington said too much pressure was placed on Year 11 and 12 to get a number that was not a true reflection of their efforts.

Professor Derrington slammed the OP system, saying it was unfair and did not properly reflect a student's ability to succeed in a particular degree.

"The score depends on how the student's cohort in that particular school performs. They're not judged on their own merits and their own ability," she said.

She called for independent monitoring on assessment of students across Australia.

Being in the law faculty, Professor Derrington knows how competitive it is to get into a course.

High OP requirements made it nearly impossible for some, but she said there were other ways to get into a course.

Students could enrol in another degree with a lower entry level, work to get a grade point average up and then apply to change their degree for the following year.

Professor Derrington said it was best to get into your chosen university and work around courses rather than trying to switch universities.


  • 558 Gladstone Year 12 students await final results
  • 26,800 Queensland Year 12s waiting for an OP score
  • In the central Queensland region, 3500 Year 12s are waiting for their results
  • Year 12 results to be released today
  • OPs will be available online from Saturday


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