2014 Assumption College dux Emma Siebenhausen is thrilled with her OP score of 2.
2014 Assumption College dux Emma Siebenhausen is thrilled with her OP score of 2. Emma Boughen Judi Haidley

OP scores of 2 keys to future for high school graduates

AFTER not being able to sleep Friday night due to nerves, Assumption College dux Emma Siebenhausen said she was "relieved" once the number that had been keeping her awake was finally revealed.

"I couldn't sleep so at midnight I logged in to see my score. I slept really well after that," she said.

Emma received an OP score of 2.

"I'm really pleased. I needed a 6 for my course (midwifery at the University of Queensland) and now I'm just looking forward to starting," she said.

"It will be something new, and different. All the midwives I've spoken to are so passionate. It's so lovely to see."

Her relief comes in the wake of one of the biggest years Miss Siebenhausen experienced.

"I was just so ready to leave school. Whatever I got I was going to be happy with because I know I couldn't have worked any harder," she said.

"I feel like everything is finished now, I can move forward without thinking about anything else."

Mrs Noela Ensbey with OP 2 recipients 2014 Scots PGC College dux Rylie Douglas and Cassandra Burtenshaw.
Mrs Noela Ensbey with OP 2 recipients 2014 Scots PGC College dux Rylie Douglas and Cassandra Burtenshaw.

 

The Scots PGC College graduate Cassie Burtenshaw also came away with an OP score of 2, which she will use to gain entry into a Bachelor of Advanced Science.

"It's a pretty good feeling. I'd completely forgotten today was the day until Mum asked me what I got," she said.

"But it's a good result, and I feel it's all finished now."

For Cassie, Year 12 wasn't all that stressful, as she proudly recalled not having "to pull one all-nighter".

"There were no breakdowns. It was a little bit stressful but planning is the key," she said.

Warwick State High School dux Emily Plant is now looking forward to starting her Bachelor of Science majoring in mathematics and statistics at the University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba with her score of 2 as well.

"I was like 'okay, well now I know'. I was already guaranteed entry so knowing for me was just the icing on top of the cake."

Year 12 Scots PGC College students celebrate the end of their secondary education.
Year 12 Scots PGC College students celebrate the end of their secondary education.

 

In 2014...

  •  26,726 students received an OP score - 118 more than last year.
  •  738 students received an OP 1 - seven more than last year.
  •  21,163 students received an OP between 1 and 15 - 89 more than last year.


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