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CQ's best performing school

6th Feb 2018

More Rockhampton Grammar School students earned an OP1 than any other school in Central Queensland, achieving four OP1s in 2017 and recording overall results above State averages. 
RGS had 36 students achieve an OP 1–5 and 92% of the School’s OP graduates, 117 of the 127 eligible students, recorded OP scores in the 1–15 bracket. This was an outstanding result compared to the State figure of 82.3%.
88 students (69.3%) received an OP 1-10 in comparison to te state’s 53%. It was the second best performance for the School in the 1–10 bracket since the introduction of the OP system in 1992. 
98.8% of the School’s 167 graduates were also awarded their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). 
2017 School leavers have taken off in all directions, advancing their education and career goals across Australia and the world, according to information compiled by the School. Six students received offers to study Medicine.
“They are out there making their own opportunities, whether they are studying at uni, working in their family’s business, starting TAFE, gathering world experience  or signed up to play sport,” explained RGS Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds.
“It’s a diverse, creative student population headed in all sorts of directions and I think that is a real strength of Rockhampton Grammar– success achieved across the board,” added Dr Moulds.
Career pathways identified by students include agronomy, politics and economics, physiotherapy, civil engineering, education, medicine, environmental science, allied health fields, law, music and more.
In 2017, 116 RGS students applied to university through QTAC, with over 91% receiving their first or second choice.
“We saw a real concentration of students wanting to pursue health and medical careers, psychology and the law,” said RGS Careers Advisor, Mrs Pam Hadwen.
Most students are likely to advance their education in Queensland with 106 offers made from the University of Queensland, CQUniversity, James Cook University, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University. 13% of students also received offers from universities in New South Wales, ACT and Victoria.
“These outcomes are just some of the reasons why RGS is considered one of Australia’s Top Country Schools. They are the result of a collaborative effort among the students, their parents and excellent teachers,’’ Dr Moulds said.