Accessible Page Links

Page Tools

Main page Content

Academic grades

Students at Maroochydore State High are encouraged to fully develop their academic potential. We provide opportunities for academic excellence in many fields of study.

A range of Excellence Programs are provided to encourage and mentor students.

Students that complete a certain number of Authority subjects and complete grade 12 are eligible for an OP ranking. 

An OP is a student’s position in a statewide rank order based on their overall achievement in QSA-approved subjects. It indicates how well a student has done in comparison to all other OP-eligible students in Queensland and is used for tertiary entrance purposes only. Students are placed in one of 25 OP bands from OP1 (highest) to OP25 (lowest).

Year 12 Overall Position (OP) scores for 2016


​OP ​Number of Students ​​Percentage (%)
​1 - 5 ​15 ​21%
​6 - 10 ​13 ​18%
​11 - 15 ​33 ​46%