Students mark milestone with final test

Year 12 students will this week complete the final Queensland Core Skills (QCS) test ahead of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to be introduced next year. 

The next two days will see students undergo rigorous testing to complete two multiple choice tests, a writing task and short response test. 

There are almost 8,000 Year 12 students in Queensland’s Catholic schools and a majority will take part in the QCS tests this week. 

They will be the last cohort to undertake QCS with the ATAR system set to be introduced for the current Year 11s to replace the Overall Position (OP) ranking system. 

ATAR is a percentile between 0 and 99.95 used to calculate a student’s overall achievement in comparison with other Year 12 students. 

The new ranking system will allow tertiary admission centres to compare results across Australia, creating more transparency in the education sector for those pursuing tertiary education. 

For more information refer to the media statement provided by the Minister for Education Grace Grace MP.