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Academic Success for 2018 Year 12 Cohort

The Fairholme Family congratulates the 2018 Year 12 cohort.

Please join us in congratulating the 2018 Year 12 cohort. In their support of one another, in their leadership, and in their successes in so many aspects of school life, they have been impressive. At this time, we wish to note their academic achievements and particularly, acknowledge those who have achieved or surpassed individual expectation. Outlined on our College website is a synopsis of the Overall Position and QCS data for this year.

We remember at such a time that these results are representative of this cohort’s commitment, collective effort and sheer hard work. Further, they reflect the strong educational and pastoral support provided by academic and boarding staff during this pivotal year of learning, as well as all the years preceding. As always, we set such results in the context of the values and characteristics we trust are representative of all our Seniors of 2018: persistence, determination, honesty, compassion and community-mindedness and an ability to choose the hard, over the easy. It is these traits that give meaning to statistics, and it is these traits, not the OP result that underpin who our girls are, and who they will become. Thank you to all parents for your full and on-going support of your daughter’s education. This is a group of girls of whom we are most proud.

8% of Fairholme College students achieved an Overall Position of OP1 (7 of the 343 female students awarded an OP 1 in Queensland).

Warm regards
Dr Linda Evans | Principal

Achievements Summary:

Overall PositionFairholme College State-Wide Results
Female
State-Wide Results
All Students
1 - 5 32%   22.4% 21.79%
1 - 10 73%   55.92% 53.96%
1 - 15 94%   83.65% 82.68%
 
QCS ResultsFairholme College State-Wide Results
Female
State-Wide Results
All Students
A 32.1%   12.9% 15.6%
B 26.2   26.5% 28.0%
C 35.7%   36.6% 34.9%
D 6%   23.4% 20.9%
E 0%   0.6% 0.7%

Fairholme College Five (5) Year Historical Data:

Overall Position Fairholme College 5 Year Historical data
 20182017201620152014
1 – 5 32% 31% 30% 31% 26%
1 – 10 73% 67% 61% 72% 64%
1 – 15 94% 95% 94% 94% 94%
 
QCS Results Fairholme College 5 Year Historical data
 20182017201620152014
A 32% 24% 28% 26% 29%
B 26% 43% 28% 43% 25%
C 36% 27% 34% 23% 39%
D 6% 6% 10% 8% 7%
E 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Fairholme OP percentile bands for 2018

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 2018

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.