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Information for school communities

About the new QCE system

Queensland introduced the new QCE system in 2019, starting with Year 11 students. Key features include:

  • new and redeveloped senior syllabuses
  • external assessment in General subjects
  • new quality assurance processes to strengthen the quality and comparability of school-based assessment
  • the introduction of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

See Developing the new QCE system for background information about the introduction of the new QCE system, including syllabus redevelopment and external assessment, endorsement, and confirmation trials.

Resources for students and parents

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