WATCHFUL EYE: Teacher Donna Johnston oversees Queensland Core Skills testing at James Nash State High School yesterday.
WATCHFUL EYE: Teacher Donna Johnston oversees Queensland Core Skills testing at James Nash State High School yesterday. Patrick Woods

Day two of QCS exams

ABOUT 30,000 Queensland students, including 214 Gympie Year 12s, will complete the test today that helps determine their ranking for entry to university and TAFE courses.

Students sat a writing task and multiple-choice paper yesterday, and will sit a short response and multiple-choice paper today for the annual Queensland Core Skills test.

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek wished all Year 12 students the best.

"This test is an important education milestone for students because it contributes information for the calculation of Overall Position rank for tertiary entrance," Mr Langbroek said.

The QCS test does not test particular knowledge of

specific Year 12 subjects.

It tests a set of generic skills identified in the Queensland senior curriculum.

Those sitting the test are asked to respond to a variety of stimulus materials, such as prose passages, poetry, graphs, tables, maps, mathematical and scientific data, cartoons and artistic works.

The test assumes that candidates have basic levels of general knowledge.

Fast facts

The number of Year 12 students sitting the QCS test in Gympie this week:

Gympie High

82

James Nash

57

St Patrick's

47

Victory

20

Cooloola Christian

8

Total

214

Gympie Times


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