Nargis Reza, 17, from Bellbird Park, is expecting an OP1. Nargis studied at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar and has applied to study medicine at UQ.
Nargis Reza, 17, from Bellbird Park, is expecting an OP1. Nargis studied at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar and has applied to study medicine at UQ.

Countdown begins for OP results

AFTER years of exhaustive studying, Nargis Reza is hoping her efforts will have paid off when the official Overall Position results are released today.

Dux of her graduating Ipswich Girls’ Grammar class, the 17-year-old hopes to secure the top OP1 result.

“There was so much study and hours put in throughout the whole year,” Nargis said.

“It was quite a journey.

“Getting dux was a good reward for all the hard work and I’m hoping I have another good reward tomorrow.”

She will receive the result online, with her proud parents expected to be standing alongside her for support.

Fittingly, given her strengths lie in physics and chemistry, the Bellbird Park resident hopes to study medicine at the University of Queensland.

She said being a doctor was a dream she had had “ever since she could remember”.

“It combines my passion for science and my passion for people,” Nargis said.

“I hope I am able to help people.”

Students will receive their OP scores online and via text message from 9am today, with postal results from Monday.

Independent Schools Queensland executive director David Robertson said Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre figures showed demand for university positions far exceeded the number of available places for students.

“Last year nearly 54,000 students competed for just over 35,000 university places and this year the competition is expected to be every bit as fierce,” he said.

OPs rank students based on their achievement in Queensland Study Authority subjects taken for the Queensland senior certificate.

There are 25 Overall Positions, from the highest-performance OP1 to the lowest-performance OP25.



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