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By SAM BENGERsamb@gladstoneobserver.com.au

GLADSTONE high school students have put in an "outstanding'' effort to achieve a number of OP1s this year.

Chanel College principal Stephen Cook said the senior class of 2004 had produced two OP1s, and had also performed exceptionally well on the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) test.

'Fifty-eight per cent of our students gained a QCS grade A or B, compared to the state figure of 43 per cent,' Mr Cook said.

He said eight per cent of Chanel College students had received an OP1 or OP2, while almost three quarters received an OP of 15 or better. Gladstone State High School principal Greg Dickman said he knew of four students at the school who had received OP1s, but was unsure of any others.

'They've all done really well, we've achieved around the same number of OP ones as last year, so it's good to see we're staying at aconsistently high level,' Mr Dickman said. He said while the scores were yet to be collated, he was 'confident' the graduating students of 2004 had achieved good results overall.

A breakdown of the OPs for the Central Queensland region found 1359 students received an OP this year, and 288 students had received an OP of seven or better.

Across the state more than 32,000 senior certificates were handed out, and 27,912 of these were students receiving their OP scores.

Seventeen more students received OP1s this year, compared to last year, with a total of 636 students receiving the highest score across the state.

However, 13,206 students received an OP12 or better this year, which was down on last year's result of 13,753.

The Observer also tried to contact the Tannum Sands State High School and Toolooa State High School principals to find out their schools' results.



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