Outstanding academic results for Class of 2018

Congratulations to St Margaret’s Class of 2018 who have achieved outstanding academic results.

A total of 41.09% of OP eligible students received an OP 1-5.

This year, St Margaret’s had a total of 101 domestic and international Year 12 students. Of these, 72% (73) were OP eligible. In addition, 36% (37) 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 a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

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

  • 23.28% achieved an OP between 1 and 3
  • 41.09% achieved an OP between 1 and 5
  • 98.63% achieved an OP between 1 and 15.

Our median OP score for the cohort is OP 6. These are excellent results and the students are to be congratulated on their efforts and achievements. 

Congratulations, too, to the three girls who received the top score of OP 1, which represents just over 4.1% of our OP eligible Year 12 cohort (compared to the state average of 2.83%).

The table and graphs below compare the OPs of St Margaret’s students with overall State percentages. The cumulative graph particularly highlights our strong results, clearly showing our students' performance was well above the State average.

OP Percentage Results 2018

Overall Positions 2018

2018 OP Results

State Cumulative OP results

Queensland Core Skills Test Results (2018)
St Margaret’s Queensland Core Skills Test results were also impressive, with 72.4% of OP-eligible students achieving an A or a B.

Queensland Core Skills Test 2018


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 2018, 32 students completed a Diploma of Business with Barrington College. One student attained a Diploma of Project Management through Frontline Management. In addition, 10 students completed certificate qualifications in Tourism, Hospitality or Justice Studies. 

In total, 32% of the 2018 Year 12 cohort attained a Diploma qualification which will give them a rank equivalent of an OP 8 or 9 depending on the institution.

St Margaret’s Principal Ros Curtis congratulated the 2018 students and acknowledged the dedication of this year’s graduates.

“Our students have achieved exceptional results and we 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,” said Ms Curtis.

Beyond the Classroom

At St Margaret’s we believe education is more than an academic result; it is a holistic learning experience of which extracurricular activities including art, music and sport play an important part of contributing to a well-rounded education.

“Alongside their academic achievements, our girls maintained an active involvement in the extra-curricular life of the school with our rowing team winning the Head of the River Aggregate Cup, the lifesaving team winning the Sheena Dyson trophy for the 20th consecutive year and the school placing top three in athletics, cross country and swimming percentage cups.

“We also continued to provide students with global learning opportunities and chances to engage with other cultures including Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA.

“It is our mission to prepare confident, compassionate, capable women able to contribute in a global community,” Ms Curtis said.