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. 


St Margaret's 2018 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. As in 2017, we are once again ranked in the top 20 in Queensland across all four categories, which is testament 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. 

Download the 2018 NAPLAN Results Summary (PDF 113KB)

OP Results 2017

We wish to congratulate our 2017 Year 12 students on their final results.

This year, St Margaret’s had a total of 113 Year 12 students. Of these, 74.3% (84) were OP eligible. In addition, 43.3% of students received a VET qualification (which means that some students graduated with both an OP score and an additional qualification).

Queensland Certificate of Education
100% of our students received either a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or a VET qualification. 99.11% (i.e. 112 of the 113 Year 12 students) received a QCE.

OP Results
An OP score, used for tertiary education admission, reflects a student’s position in the group of OP eligible students throughout Queensland. There are 25 OP scores, ranging from an OP 1 which is the highest to an OP 25.

The results for St Margaret’s OP-eligible students are:

  • 27.38 per cent achieving an OP between 1 and 5
  • 90.48 per cent achieving an OP between 1 and 15.

The girls were well prepared and committed to their education and we congratulate them on their application to their studies while at St Margaret’s.

I would like to congratulate the 6 girls who received the top score of OP1, which represents just over 7% of our OP eligible Year 12 cohort (compared to the state average of 2.77%).

The table and graph below compare the OPs of St Margaret’s students with overall State percentages. 

Overall Positions 2017

  St Margaret's Percentages Number of Students State Percentages
 OP 1 - 2  10.71% 9  6.95%
 OP 1 - 5  27.38%  23  22.13%
 OP 1 - 7  40.48%  34  33.51%
 OP 1 - 9  53.57%  45  46.66%
 OP 1 - 10  60.71%  51  53.05%
 OP 1 - 15  90.48%  76  82.31%

graph OP 2017

Queensland Core Skills Test Results (2017)

I also congratulate the 2017 Year 12 cohort on their Queensland Core Skills Test performance, with 54.41% of students being awarded an A or a B.

St Margaret's State
 A  20.2%  17.8%
 B  34.21%  27.3%
 C  32.9% 34.1%
 D 12.7%  20.4%
 E  - 0.3%

St Margaret’s is an academically non-selective school which offers its diverse community of students a holistic education and a range of pathways to both tertiary study and other career paths. We are committed to personalising each student’s learning journey, and to helping them discover their passions and strengths.

In 2017, 34 students completed a Diploma of Business with Barrington College. Another five students attained a Diploma of Project Management through Management Frontline. Two Year 12 girls graduated having achieved Diplomas in both Business and Project Management. In addition, 12 students completed certificate qualifications in Hospitality, Make-up and Health Support.

In total, 30.9% of the 2017 Year 12 cohort attained a Diploma qualification which will give them a rank equivalent to an OP of 8 or 9 depending on the institution.

We acknowledge the dedication of all our graduating students, and wish them the very best as they embark upon the next exciting stage of their lives.

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