More than 80 per cent of graduating OP students have achieved a 15 or better

More than 80 per cent of Queensland year 12 OP students have achieved an OP 1-15 this year, according to Education Minister Grace Grace.

Individual results were released overnight with more OP1s having been achieved this year compared to 2016 and more students having completed year 12.

There were more year 12 students in this year's cohort, with 53,098 teenagers starting their final year of schooling compared to 51,613 last year.

About 93 per cent of year 12 students have passed their studies and have earned their Queensland Certificate of Education, with these numbers on par with last year.

A total of 26,859 students chose the OP pathway and 22,121 of these have achieved a result of OP1-15.

This equates to more than 82 per cent of OP students having achieved a 15 or better - a one per cent increase compared to last year.

A total of 753 students have reached an OP1, equating to about 3.5 per cent of the OP cohort - which is the same as last year.

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority were hoping all would go well with the result release this time around, after QCS results were accidentally made available online 11 days early last month.

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