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Eligibility

Year 12 students are eligible to sit an examination subject if it is not taught at the student's secondary school or it cannot be studied because of a timetable clash.

Students may sit a maximum of two examination subjects.

Tuition

Tuition must be obtained in examination subjects. Students must discuss their plans with school staff at the start of the year so tuition can be arranged. Tuition may be available from their secondary school, a teaching centre, an ethnic school or a private tutor.

Registration

The registration process is administered by secondary schools during Term 1. Registration forms are attached to a QCAA Memo published in early February.

Closing date: 30 April. The fee is $61.15 per subject.

Registrations received after 30 April will not be accepted unless there are exceptional and unavoidable circumstances. If a late registration is accepted, the fee will be $67.10 per subject.

Results

2017 examination results will be included with school results on Senior Statements posted to students on Friday 15 December.

For OP-eligible students, examination results are included in the calculation of an Overall Position (OP) and Field Positions (FPs). Each external subject provides the equivalent of four semester units of credit. Achievement in examination subjects contributes to the calculation of OPs and FPs in the same way as achievement in internally assessed Authority subjects.

Guide for Year 12 students

The 2017 Guide for Year 12 students provides an overview of the Senior External Examination.

Updating details/more information

Email externalexams@qcaa.qld.edu.au or phone (07) 3864 0367.

Last updated: 9 March 2017

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