The Cathedral College Dux Elizabeth Willer has received an offer for a UNSW Scholarship worth $44,000 for Rural Electrical Engineering provided she attains an OP of 5 or higher.
The Cathedral College Dux Elizabeth Willer has received an offer for a UNSW Scholarship worth $44,000 for Rural Electrical Engineering provided she attains an OP of 5 or higher. contributed

Elizabeth not nervous about OP scores coming out today

FOR many Year 12 students, this morning will be nerve racking.

But for The Cathedral College's 2016 College Dux Elizabeth Willer, who is confident about what her OP rank will be, it will simply be another duck in the row.

The aspiring electrical engineer last week received the news that she had been offered for a UNSW Scholarship worth $44,000 for Rural Electrical Engineering provided she attains an OP of 5 or higher.

Elizabeth said one of the attractions of UNSW was its large engineering faculty.

"They've also got a world class solar car racing team," she said.

"I'm quite interested in that."

With a father (Glen) who is a diesel fitter teacher with Mackay TAFE and an older brother who has almost completed his mechanical fitters apprenticeship with QRail, it's not to see how Elizabeth came to her choice in university studies.

But her interest in mechanical items dates back to when she was five and worked out what a boom gate was.

Her mother Celeste, who is very proud of Elizabeth's long list of achievements, said she so excited about what a boom gate was, she wanted to be one when she grew up.

Since then Elizabeth has worked out to better express her excitement about her fascination with mechanical structures and has attended the UNSW Women in Engineering Residential Camp and the Australian Youth Aerospace Forum.

TCC Principal Rob Alexander said indications from all available data shows Elizabeth will do very well.

"At the College Awards night Elizabeth earned top place in all of her Senior subjects: Maths C, Maths B, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and received nothing less than an A- while at TCC for the last five years," he said.

Mr Alexander said Elizabeth is a star student, dedicated to her studies and deeply committed to the less fortunate.

Elizabeth is also in the running for several other scholarships at the University including the Faculty of Engineering Elite Interstate Women Scholarship.

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) will release final results and OPs for Year 12 graduates online today and certificates will arrive in the post from early next week.

Education Minister Kate Jones said it had been a year of record achievement in senior secondary schools.

"Ninety-three per cent of the 51,613 Year 12 students achieved a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)," Ms Jones said.

"This is also an increase of 18 per cent since the qualification was introduced in 2008."

Students can access their Year 12 results from 9am using their Learner Unique Identifier (LUI) and password to log into their learning account on the QCAA's Student Connect website https://studentconnect.

qcaa.qld.edu.au

Students who have questions about their results can call the Student Connect hotline on 1800 804 991.