Elissa Fleming goes over her notes after the first QCS exam.
Elissa Fleming goes over her notes after the first QCS exam. Bianca Box

Students' wish lists for OP scores

DAY one of the Queensland Core Skills Test is done and dusted for local Year 12 students and today they finalise the testing that could determine their future careers.

Each year thousands of year 12 students who want an OP score for their future tertiary studies sit a common state-wide test.

The QCS test does not test particular knowledge or subjects, but a set of generic skills identified in the Queensland senior curriculum.

It tests basic levels of general knowledge, vocabulary and maths.

The test involves a writing task of 600 words, a short response paper and two multiple-choice papers. The results from all four tests are combined for one grade.

Not all Year 12 students sit the test, only those who wish to achieve an OP score for tertiary studies.

Toolooa State High School students Brandi Young and Tiffany Pieper both said they would be happy with any OP score that is a single digit.

However Elisha Remana said any score under 12 will make her ecstatic.

Brandi hopes to go on and complete a paramedic course at university.

Tiffany wishes to embark on a psychology course, while Elisha is taking a gap year with the defence force before beginning her university studies. OP scores are based on group results and not individual test results.



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