Academic results

St Margaret's is a non-selective school. We are proud of our academic history, with our results consistently above state and national averages. 

​NAPLAN 2017

St Margaret's 2017 NAPLAN results are most commendable and we acknowledge the wonderful efforts of our girls and those who support them – their teachers and parents. 

All of St Margaret's results across all years tested (Years 3, 5, 7 and 9) and in each category (i.e. Writing, Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation, and Numeracy) are once again well above state and national averages. While last year we were also well above these averages, our results this year are stronger again, in response, we believe, to our agenda of continual improvement through the use of data-informed practice, evidence-based programs, together with our excellent teaching staff.

Our strong results reflect both the quality teaching and learning opportunities provided at St Margaret's and the diligent work of our staff and students in maintaining a focus on literacy and numeracy, which we consider are the foundation skills for all other skills students will develop.

While NAPLAN is only one measure of the all-rounded education we seek to provide to our girls, the data provided through this testing tool is valuable in assisting the school to further refine our curriculum and be responsive to students' collective and individual needs. 

Downloa​d the 2017​ Results ​S​u​mmary (PDF 110.9KB) 

OP Results 2016

We wish to congratulate the 2016 senior students on their final academic results.  

In the 2016 cohort, 90 students elected to receive an OP and 89 of those received an OP 1 – 15 (98.88%).  Of those, over 75 per cent (68) achieved between an OP 1 and 10. Both these results are our highest for the past 8 years.

Six girls achieved an OP 1 or 2.  

The table below provides more detail about these results. 

Overall Positions 2016

  St Margaret's Percentages Number of Students State Percentages
 OP 1 - 3  12.22%  11  11.43%
 OP 1 - 5  23.33%  21  21.06%
 OP 1 - 7  44.44%  40  32.57%
 OP 1 - 10  75.55%  68  51.93%
 OP 1 - 15  98.88%  89  81.35%

* An OP score, used for tertiary education admission, reflects a student’s rank order of overall achievement in Queensland. There are 25 OP scores, from the highest OP 1 to OP 25.

Queensland Core Skills Test Results (2016)

On the 2016 Queensland Core Skills Test, 60% of students were awarded an A or a B.  

St Margaret's State
 A  21.2%  18.64%
 B  38.8%  28.88%
 C  34.1% 34.72%
 D  5.9%  5.9%
 E  - 0.02%

St Margaret’s remains committed to strong academic management and is pleased to report that 99.12% of our students were awarded a Queensland Certificate of Education.

We are proudly a multi-pathway school, and while we recognise our students who achieved such strong OPs, an excellent education incorporates both academic success and a focus on exposing young people to opportunity and broadening their horizons.

A number of our students chose an alternative pathway to tertiary education; this reflects the diversity of our student body and the school’s commitment to personalising each student’s learning pathway.

Twenty four students chose an alternative pathway, graduating with either a diploma level or certificate qualification in their final year. Some OP eligible students also chose to study a Diploma of Business or Project Management, with a total of 31 Year 12s graduating with either of these diplomas in 2016. 

Both our OP eligible and OP ineligible students had the opportunity to choose from 25 subjects, a variety of Certificate II and III courses and a number of Diplomas.

We would like to thank and acknowledge our dedicated teachers for their stewardship of our seniors throughout their St Margaret’s journey and also our parents who work in partnership with us during their daughter’s schooling.

We wish our graduating students of 2016 all the best as they work towards achieving their goals in the next part of their learning journey.