Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance - Update October 2016


Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance

The Queensland State Education Minister, Kate Jones, has announced changes to Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance. 

These include a delay of one year to the introduction of the new Senior Assessment system – this means that these changes will occur for those students currently in Year 8 (i.e. Year 11 in 2019).

Other key decisions are

  • Year 12 students will receive an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), replacing the OP and bringing Queensland into line with other states and territories
  • Senior subject results will be based on a student’s achievement in four pieces of assessment – three school-based and one external assessment
  • For most senior subjects external assessment will contribute 25 percent towards a student’s final result
  • Mathematics and science subjects will contribute 50 percent
  • 80 senior syllabuses will be reviewed in preparation for external assessment
  • An English subject will be compulsory for students to receive their Queensland Certificate of EducationSee this link for Advancing Futures, a summary of the new systems for Senior Assessment  and Tertiary Entrance in Queensland.

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