Core skills the ultimate career marker

THOUSANDS of Central Queensland Year 12 students will tomorrow embark on the most stressful exercise in their school lives.

Students eligible to sit the Queensland Core Skills test will undergo seven hours of examination which concludes on Wednesday.

They will sit four papers ? a writing task, short response, and two multiple choice papers ? which will help determine their Overall Position (OP) scores, required for tertiary entrance.

Rockhampton State High School principal John Allison said between 60 and 70 students at the school would sit the QCS test.

"We've stressed to students the importance of putting in their very best effort,'' he said.

"If a dozen students were to decide to approach it a bit casually then it could affect the overall group result (used to calculate OP's).



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