OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: Connor Pane and Sarah Pickering are thrilled with their OP results.
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: Connor Pane and Sarah Pickering are thrilled with their OP results. Jonno Colfs

Long wait is over as Qld students receive OPs

THE long wait is finally over for Queensland Year 12 leavers, with OP results released state-wide on Saturday morning.

Two Warwick State High School students both relieved and thrilled are Connor Pane and Sarah Pickering.

Both students attained an OP score of 2, which puts them among the highest achievers in Warwick.

Sarah said she found out her score early on Saturday.

"I fell asleep, but woke up around 3am and logged in to check," she said.

"I am really happy with a score of two, a one would have been great but I'm not fussed."

The OP score is formulated from a percentage of final subject results, how a student compared to other students in each subject and an average across the grade.

Sarah said she had done well in each of her subjects.

"I did maths B, English, Japanese, visual arts, visual arts studies and modern history," she said.

"Year 11 picked up a bit, study-wise, but this year has been the hardest by far.

"I had a lot of late nights, around assessment times I'd study about three hours a night.

"Before tests it wasn't unusual to do study sessions up to 16 hours straight."

Sarah said Year 12 had been a bit of a balancing act, with school and a growing social life.

"There are certain sacrifices you have to make to get the things you want in life," she said.

Sarah is hoping to be accepted into a dual degree studying a Bachelor of Arts and Secondary Education at the University of Queensland in 2017.

For Connor, it's a relief to finally be done with school.

"I'm looking forward to the option that university will hopefully provide when it comes to subject choice," he said.

"I'm really happy with a score of two, it should allow me to do what I want to."

Connor studied physics, chemistry, biology, maths B and English and has his sights set on a dual degree of a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Mathematics also at UQ.

"Hopefully I'll be accepted," he said.

"There's no guarantee but the minimum requirement is a score of four so I hope I hope I've done enough to get in.

"I want to work in scientific research but I'm not really sure which field yet.

"I'm sure I'll work it out as I go."

Both students will find out in January if they have been successful and will plan to move to Brisbane after that.



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