Pilot program insights

To ensure a smooth transition when Year 7 becomes part of high school in Queensland, the government took a number of practical steps to prepare for the move, including piloting Year 7 in 20 state schools before 2015.

The pilot program, which began in 2012, was a great opportunity for students to get a head start on high school life, with their experiences paving the way other Year 7s in the years to come.

Following more than 60 hours of interviews with pilot school principals, teachers, students and parents, four key insights about the pilot emerged.