Queensland state school Year 12 students from the graduating class of 2015 have set a new record for the achievement of Queensland Certificates of Education (QCEs).
Education Minister Kate Jones said the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority 2015 Year 12 Outcomes Report released this week shows that 94 per cent of Year 12 state school students received a QCE.
“Of those receiving an OP, 80 percent obtained OP1 to OP15,” Ms Jones said.
“More than 21 percent of Queensland students received a Vocational Education and Training Certificate Level III or higher while completing their senior schooling.
“For all students who applied to Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre, 96 received an offer of a place.”
Ms Jones said Queensland had also made significant progress in Closing the Gap in Year 12 attainment.
“We have seen a 3.5 percent increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students completing Year 12 in state schools,” she said.
“91 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students achieve a QCE – a five percent narrowing of the gap.
“This is a significant milestone with QCE achievement up from 82 per cent in 2014.
“I recognise that this is a great achievement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who have successfully completed Year 12 and for all Queensland state schools.
“I congratulate our teachers and principals who helped make this great outcome possible.”