Warwick State High seniors Jaak Wright, Megan Wheeldon, Heidi Affleck, Brooke Westerman and Ethan Cussan after their exams yesterday.
Warwick State High seniors Jaak Wright, Megan Wheeldon, Heidi Affleck, Brooke Westerman and Ethan Cussan after their exams yesterday. Emma Channon

Ticking off a test

SIGHS of relief could be heard at 2.30pm yesterday, when Year 12s across Warwick put their pens down after their first two Queensland Core Skills (QCS) tests.

Students spent yesterday completing their writing and multiple-choice tests, the results of which will go towards their overall positions. Warwick State High School principal Cheryl Dossetto said seniors were aware of the upshots of their QCS exams.

“They’re working towards their individual results but they also realise it’s a combined effort, too,” she said.

Feedback was mixed on how the seniors found their first set of exams.

“It’s nice to know it’s half over – I feel a bit relieved and fairly confident with it,” said vice-captain Jaak Wright.

“I thought it was harder (than our test papers we practised),” said Heidi Affleck.

Megan Wheeldon said the practice tests were vital and helped her feel more confident when she sat down for the “real thing” yesterday.

“It taught me to pace myself and answer all the questions, even ones you don’t know,” she said.

Their advice for next year’s seniors would be to take practice tests seriously and access all advice offered at schools.

Today the students will complete their final QCS tests.



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