QCS Test Preparation
Date: August 14, 2017
The very important QCS Test (Queensland Core Skills) is fast approaching. These state-wide exams, compulsory for all OP-eligible students will be held on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 August. Students on a Selection Rank pathway can choose to sit the QCS as a way of boosting their rank. Students who have elected not to sit QCS are not required at school on these days.
Preparation for the tests has been progressing well and students are ready to tackle these challenging tests.
|Day One||Day Two|
Multiple Choice I
(1 hour 30 minutes)
Multiple Choice II
(1 hour 30 minutes)
There are several ways that parents can assist their Year 12 student for the tests:
- Have all equipment/stationery – see Instructions to Students QCS Test 2017 for equipment lists
- Ensure they are well rested for each day of testing
- Help students limit and make wise choices regarding part-time work and outside school commitments in the lead up to and during the testing period
- Read the Parents Guide – QCS Test, produced by QCAA, for further information and advice
On the testing days, students may wear day or sports uniform. The College will also serve a healthy breakfast on both mornings from 7:45am in the Taylor Centre. This is a great way for students to settle their nerves and get fuelled up for the day. The testing sessions will begin at 8:30am and are held in the Taylor Centre Gym. Students with approved special provisions will sit in the Taylor Centre Meeting Room. Students will have access to Bean at the Chapel during their break between tests.
If a student is unavoidably absent for one or both days of testing, and wishes to remain OP eligible, the College will need to complete the Application for absentee exemption on the student’s behalf. This application will require a medical certificate, detailing the specifics of the medical condition (ie. chicken pox) and must not simply say ‘a medical condition’. Please contact Mrs Waters immediately if this situation occurs.