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QCE Achievement Awards — winners announced on Saturday

Queensland’s top performing Year 12 graduates from the class of 2016 will be recognised and rewarded for their exceptional academic results at the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) Achievement Awards ceremony this Saturday. Thirty-four young people who attended 28 State, Catholic and Independent schools will receive awards in six categories.

The full list of QCE Achievement Award winners will be posted on the QCAA website after midday.

Year 12 Outcomes reports online this weekend

The annual statewide and regional Year 12 Outcomes reports will be published on the QCAA website on Sunday 19 February. The reports show student achievement on a school-by-school basis and are compiled from data provided by Queensland schools, the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre and other learning providers.

Latest draft syllabuses released for comment

Second drafts of three senior syllabuses — Agricultural Science, Design and Psychology — were released this week and are available for comment until Friday 3 March.

Data collection advice for NAPLAN tests

Memo 009/17 has important information for all schools about the data collection and verification process in February and March 2017 for students participating in this year’s paper-based and online NAPLAN tests.

Senior External Examination registrations open for 2017

Schools can now register eligible Year 12 students for the 2017 Senior External Examination. This program is for:

  • Year 12 students unable to access particular subjects at their school
  • adult students (people of any age not enrolled at a Queensland secondary school) to meet tertiary entrance or employment requirements, or for personal interest.

QCAA will provide 21 individual subject examinations across Queensland in October and November. Memo 007/17 has essential information about the registration process. Please note these examinations are different from the external assessment trial being held by QCAA in Term 2.

Principals’ conference to go ahead in Term 4

Senior secondary school principals are reminded that the QCAA conference originally planned for Term 2 will now be held on 17–18 October 2017 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference will focus on Queensland’s new curriculum, learning and assessment system. Details of the program and registration process will be announced later this year.

Before then, QCAA will hold forums for school leaders in each district in Term 2. A direct communication to principals will follow soon.

Work with us

The QCAA is seeking suitable applicants for roles in administration, curriculum and assessment, and data analysis. Please visit Smart jobs and careers for details.

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