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QCS Preparation


In the 2013 school year, PBC did extremely well in both the QCS exam and our overall OP results with 92% of students achieving an OP 1-15. These results were achieved by dedicated teachers, extra tuition and students prepared to go the extra mile to optimise their OP.

This week Year 12 QCS students brought home a letter informing parents about QCS fees, course structure, Master Classes and Turbo Days (see below). All OP students are expected to attend. A letter explaining absence is required. Please make sure these dates are in both your own and your child’s diary. 

Master classes are provided by Mighty Minds, experts in skills and tips for success in QCS. They will be held in the Trade Training Centre after Sport. A drink and snack will be provided. It is important that students attend in order to maximise individual OP results.

Turbo Days are a variation to school routine as normal classes will be suspended for a full day focus on QCS Short Response, Writing Task and Multi-Choice attack skills.

The programs outlined above are additional to the once weekly 30 minute lessons in Semester 1 and two x 70 minute lessons in Term 3.

As we hope to repeat the last year’s outstanding results, we ask that you encourage and support students to do their part by actively participating in all facets of the QCS program. 

​Term  ​Date ​Time ​​Class
​1 ​Wednesday
19 February
2:45 - 4:15pm ​Master Class

​1 Thursday
6 March
9:00am - 3:05pm ​​Turbo Day

​2 ​Wednesday
7 May
​2:45 - 4:15pm ​​Master Class

​2 ​Wednesday
4 June
​2:45 - 4:15pm ​​Master Class

​2 Thursday
22 May
​9:00 - 3:05pm ​Turbo Day
​3 Wednesday
23 July
1:55 - 4:00pm ​Master Class
​3 ​Wednesday
30 July
​1:55 - 4:00pm ​Master Class
​3 ​Wednesday
6 August
​1:55 - 4:00pm ​Master Class
​3 ​Wednesday
13 August
​1:55 - 4:00pm ​Master Class​