College News

Year 12 Results 2016

We are very pleased to present a synopsis of the Overall Position data for the Seniors of 2016. The achievements of these students are strong, with academic improvement most evident in the QCS results where nearly 56% of students achieved an A or B on the Queensland Core Skills Test.

Three students from Fairholme College were awarded OP1 s out of 342 female students across Queensland. A further nine students were awarded an OP2.

The results below are representative of commitment and hard work both individually and as a whole cohort as well as reflecting the strong educational and pastoral support that has been provided by a professional and dedicated teaching staff.

We are pleased to share the strong results of our Year 12 cohort of 2016. As always I acknowledge all who have contributed to these outcomes – through teaching, pastoral, boarding or administrative support over many years. It does take a community to raise these results, and these outcomes began at Fairholme for some of our girls, in kindergarten. I thank the strong QCS teacher team and particularly Carole Hill and Kim Scudamore for their persistence, energy and commitment within this domain.

Thank you too to Stewart Peacock for his consistent attention to QCS through his own work, and also in his mentorship of the Teaching & Learning, Technology Leadership Committee. Yvette Stierer has continued to provide enormous expertise within this area – for which we are grateful.

From Monday, there will be posted here a comprehensive synopsis of the Overall Position and QCS data. Below is a summary. You will see that the achievements of this cohort are strong, with academic improvement most noteworthy in the 1 - 5 OP band.

Fairholme OP percentile bands for 2016

The OP (Overall Position) score is used solely for tertiary education admission. It reflects each student’s position in a Queensland-wide ranking order of overall achievement in Queensland Studies Authority-approved subjects. Overall positions range from an OP1 (the highest) through to an OP25.

Fairholme QCS percentile bands for 2016

The QCS (Queensland Core Skills Test) is a common state-wide test designed for Year 12 students which contributes information for the calculation of Overall Positions (OPs) and Field Positions (FPs) and is used to rank students for tertiary entrance.

In reading the graphs and statistics associated with academic results it is essential to note that these figures do not capture other important qualities about each one of our school-leavers. They do not reflect their personal characteristics that will guide and inform the quality of their life.

Our efforts throughout each girl’s schooling at Fairholme have been focused upon developing appropriate pathways for the future within a tertiary educational setting, or within the workplace and ultimately as contributing members of the communities to which they belong. We do have confidence in each of our girl’s ability to make a positive difference in her chosen field. We now look ahead with anticipation towards university offers.

As previously advised, any girls wishing to discuss changes to preferences can contact our Careers Pathways Counsellor, Mrs Laura Anderson via e-mail at

Thank you and congratulations to our Year 12 cohort and to all who have supported their learning journey thus far. We have great faith in their future.

Year 12 Results 2016