Tiffany Pieper, Brandi Young and Elisha Remana toast the start of the QCS tests.
Tiffany Pieper, Brandi Young and Elisha Remana toast the start of the QCS tests. Julie-Anne Scott

Toolooa off to healthy QCS start

DAY ONE of the QCS tests got off to a healthy start for Toolooa State High School Year 12 students.

The school put on a breakfast for the students sitting the test to give them a relaxing get together before the stress set in.

“It gives the students a bit of a confidence boost and helps put their heads in the right space for the exam,” Toolooa State High School Principal Alan Whitfield said.

“They get a chance to relax and clear their heads.”

Brandi Young said she was nervous for the start of the QCS.

“I hope I can get a single digit OP score, which will get me into my university course in Brisbane to study a paramedics course,” Brandi said.

Elisha Remana also said she was apprehensive about the test she had been working towards all year.

“If I get any OP score under 12 I will be ecstatic,” she said.

Elisha is taking a gap year with the defence force before beginning her university studies.

Tiffany Pieper was also worried about the big day.

“Any single digit OP score will satisfy me to qualify for a psychology degree,” Tiffany said.

Yesterday the students completed a written task in the morning followed by a multiple-choice test in the afternoon. Today's tests begin with a short response paper followed by another multiple-choice test.

Toolooa SHS Deputy Justin Harrison said the test comprises 49 common curriculum elements that are not subject specific.

“I am very proud of the hard work the students have put in to the QCS preparation and I wish them all luck,” he said.

“I'd also like to thank Tara Vardy, of Senior Schooling who worked very hard to prepare the students.”



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