Twelve thousand-year-old Queensland graduates are eagerly awaiting the results of their final year of schooling this morning, with the quartet in the state receiving the Australian Test Admission Rank (ATAR) Is the first number.
- Queensland students will now get Attar rank instead of OP score
- She was also the first to join the 2020 class primary and pass 7th year in high school
- Many traditional graduate programs were adapted to coronavirus protection measures.
The so-called “guinea pig cohort” was in its seventh year of high school and held a number of traditional graduate events to coronavirus safety measures.
She was the first full group to take part in the 2020 class prep, was 7 years old in high school, and is now the first to graduate with ATR during a health crisis.
About 50,000 students graduated and 89 per cent received a Queensland education certificate.
Of those, 26,042 have an ATR. Achieved, 30 students scored the highest 99.95 marks.
A further 694 achieved 99.95 – 98.90, which is equivalent to an OP1 (under the previous scoring system).
In a statement, Education Minister Grace Grace congratulated the class members for their efforts during the exceptional year 2020 and said that any graduate who may not be satisfied with their results still has options.
“There is no need to despair,” he said.
“Anyone who doesn’t have the results they expected can explore alternative ways to get into university and training courses.”
Ridhi Beutra, a graduate of Rakhempton, was nervous before the release, which began at 9:00 a.m. Friday, but was realistic.
“It’s a little difficult, but I guess we’ll see how it goes,” he said.
“I don’t think I’m asleep. I think I’ll be 12 refreshed [the website]”
Ms Butra said the year was devoured by a coronavirus epidemic for her group, but the challenge made her stronger.
“It was predictable – it was a combination of high and low,” he said.
“I think for me I was the person who had the highest goal I wanted to achieve by the end of the year.
“The whole thing about covid and lockout, it definitely threw me a little bit and it was scary knowing that my future is kind of hanging in balance based on it.”
He said that overall his school was “really good and we went through it and I think we were very strong.”
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience – I think every Grade 12 would agree with me when they say they’re nervous,” she said.
“But I think the most important thing to remember at the end of the day is that this is just a result and there are other ways to join Uni and that shouldn’t be all.”