Toowoomba Grammar School Celebrates Great OP Results14th December 2019
Toowoomba Grammar School congratulates the 2019 Year 12 school leavers on their dedication to their studies and the fine academic achievement they have demonstrated. Once again, our School has achieved Overall Positions (OPs) that are considerably higher than the State results; with 16.5% of our boys receiving an OP 1-3 relative to the State’s 11.5%. Almost thirty per cent (29.9%) of the students have achieved an OP in the range 1-5 and can expect to receive offers at the universities of their choice.
In addition, over one half of the cohort (54.6%) received an OP 1-8 and nearly seventy per cent (69%) have received an OP 1-10 which will enable them to consider many worthwhile tertiary options. These pleasing OP results of 1-5 and 1-10 represent an improvement on last year.
We particularly congratulate Thomas Heath, the 2019 Dux of the School, who achieved an OP1.
The School also congratulates those young men who pursued vocational pathways and are now well on their way with traineeships and apprenticeships.
The OP system which has been in place since 1992 with its corresponding Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test will no longer operate post 2019. As a School, we are optimistic about the introduction of the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) in which students will be working towards an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank). This aligns Queensland with the rest of the Australian States and Territories and we look forward to the 2020 Year 12 cohort engaging with this system which includes a combination of both internal and external assessment.