Springfield school set to take out top QLD results
ONE Ipswich school is on track to take out first place as part of Queensland's 2017 Year 12 Outcomes Report.
The Springfield Anglican College is expected to top the state in the report which ranks Queensland's best performing secondary schools following outstanding overall position (OP) results.
In just one year the school has tripled its ranking, going from 19 per cent to 64 per cent of the cohort to graduate with an OP between 1 and 5, smashing the State average of 22.13 per cent.
Principal Darren Pitt said he was incredibly proud of the 2017 Year 12 results which were the highest in the College's history.
"These results are reflective of the enormous hard work of our students and dedication of our excellent teachers,” Mr Pitt said.
"We've implemented a number of strategies this year to help students strive and sharpened our teaching and learning focus by creating committees of teachers dedicated to improving learning outcomes, Mr Pitt said.
"The use of our learning analytics tool has also helped students and teachers have a greater understanding of the students' strengths and weaknesses and has created a culture of seeing success as something to be proud of.”
Recent TSAC graduates Tiana Hogrefe and Erin Clark both received top OP scores and felt the analytics program combined with one-on-one mentoring from teachers had helped them achieve great results.
"I was aiming for somewhere between an OP 1 and 6 because I wanted to get a scholarship to study a double degree in design and business at Griffith University, so getting an OP 2 was really good,” Tiana said.
"Being able to track my grades and see how I've gone through the years also really helped me to know how I was going.”
"I was expecting around an OP 7 so to get an OP 4 was so good because I've always wanted to do teaching and getting this result now means I can get in anywhere,” Emma said.
"Having the learning analytics tool was great because it tracks your grades and is a helpful system if you're trying to reach certain goals.
"We were all close to our teachers as well and my English teacher was amazing so she has inspired me to study English at uni.”
The final results of the 2017 Year 12 Outcomes Report will be released in January.