OP wait over for Ipswich students
IPSWICH student Nargis Reza was one of a handful of hard-working teenagers to receive an early Christmas present at the weekend with an OP1.
Nargis, 17, the dux of her graduating Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School class, nervously checked her results at midnight on Saturday with her proud parents and sister by her side.
“It was a relief,” Nargis said.
“I was expecting an OP1, but you never know with these things.
“I was trying not to get my hopes up too high in case.”
The Bellbird Park resident, who enjoys physics and chemistry, now has an anxious wait until the main round of university offers are released on January 13.
Nargis hopes to enter an accelerated two-year undergraduate program at The University of Queensland before starting a degree in medicine.
She said being a doctor was a dream she had “ever since she could remember”.
“I really like sciences and I hope I can help people, so it’s combining the two things in the one occupation,” Nargis said.
“I think it’ll be a challenging job with the changing nature of diagnosis.”
Nargis said she knew of four other girls at her school who had received OP1s this year.
Students received their OP scores online and via text message from Saturday morning.
Results from other Ipswich schools were filtering in, but the final tally had not been reached at the weekend, as some students opted for postal results which are due to arrive today.
Demand for university positions typically far exceeds the number of available places for students, and last year nearly 54,000 Queensland students competed for more than 35,000 university places.
There are 25 Overall Positions.