Johannah Walker is nervously waiting for her OP results to be posted online.
Johannah Walker is nervously waiting for her OP results to be posted online. Max Fleet

Pupils sweat on OP results

THE refresh button will be getting a workout as Year 12 students check if their OP results are posted online about 9am tomorrow.

"I'll probably be sitting there from 8.30am," St Luke's Anglican School Year 12 student Johannah Walker said.

The youngster, who is at her Bargara home recovering after a knee reconstruction, is expected to have some of the highest marks in the state.

"I'm nervous more than anything," she said.

"I was predicted an OP1, but that's just a prediction."

Students across the state will be awarded Overall Positions ranging from one, the highest, to 25, the lowest.

Johannah said she needed an OP2 to get into her first-choice course of a Bachelor of Law and Commerce at the University of Queensland.

"Knowing will just really take the pressure off for a while," she said.

The wait is not all Johannah is looking forward to learning about.

The dux of St Luke's is yet to be announced until official results are released, with Johanna and fellow student Demetre Marin locked in a tie for academic supremacy.

Across town, Mitchell Shorten is feeling just as anxious.

The North Bundaberg High School dux is also aiming for an OP2 to allow him entry into physiotherapy at the University of Queensland.

"I'm not particularly confident," he said.

"(If I get it) it will change whether I need to do another year of university to upgrade or not."

But unlike some others, Mitchell is not too concerned about what time he finds out his marks tomorrow.

"As long as I get it on the day," he said.

More than 26,800 students across the state are expected to receive an OP tomorrow.

"Some 20,318 students - more than 75% of OP-eligible students - will receive an OP between 1 and 15. (That is) 420 more than last year," Education Minister Cameron Dick said.

"Congratulations to all school leavers and best wishes for the future as they take up further study, apprenticeships or traineeships, or enter the workforce."

Once results have been released, the waiting will continue for many students, with university offers not released until January 12.



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