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Queensland Core Skills Test


​The QCS Test is used to gather group results that provide a baseline for comparing groups of students across subjects and across schools. The test also provides an individual result for each student.

This test does not directly assess any of the senior subject areas; instead, it assesses a range of curriculum elements, each identified as being common to several subjects across the curriculum. They are known as the common curriculum elements (CCEs).

Students are required to bring all specific equipment required and are to wear full school uniform as usual.  Students not sitting the QCS Test are expected to be in attendance on the days of the test unless they have been signed off by Mr Martin as being completely up to date with all their school work.

The QCAA provides an exemption for students who are ill on one or both days of the QCS Test and can provide the appropriate documentation, such as a medical certificate. The exemption allows a student to be absent from the QCS test papers and remain eligible for an OP. If your student is ill at this time, please contact Mr Martin to discuss further.