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It is very likely that you have heard of the ‘ATAR.’ You might have already received yours or perhaps you are keenly waiting for its release. Regardless, it is important to know what exactly the ATAR is and how it works so you can understand how you performed in your final year of high school compared to your state-wide cohort.
The ATAR is the ‘Australian Tertiary Admission Rank.’ The way ATARs are calculated across states do vary slightly but traditionally your ATAR will be a number between 0.00 and 99.95, measured in increments of 0.05. So, with the highest ATAR being 99.95, the next highest is 99.90 and so on. The number is a rank (not a mark out of 100) and is indicative of your position relative to all other students in your state’s year. For example, if you receive an ATAR of 75.00 that would place you in the top 25% of your cohort. If you're still curious, here is a more comprehensive breakdown of how the ATAR works.
The ATAR is used by universities across Australia, providing a measure to accept a certain number of students into courses with the appropriate ‘cut-off’ or ‘minimum’ ATAR. The minimum ATAR is often transferred to a ‘Selection Rank’ by universities - this includes the ATAR plus any relevant adjustment factors (previously referred to as ‘bonus points’). These adjustment factors will not change your personal ATAR but will change your selection rank that can help you get into a certain degree. The selection rank adjustments are based on a range of factors including high performance in Year 12 subjects relevant to your degree, living or attending a school in a certain area, financial hardship or athletic achievements. Most states have their own Education Access Scheme (EAS) that consider these factors.
We know all of this ATAR business can seem confusing and daunting but it is important that you trust the process! If you are waiting for your ATAR, trust the hard work that you have already put in. If you have already received your ATAR, remember there are so many post high-school pathways available. And finally, if you're preparing for your Year 11 or 12 ATAR exams, organise a free study skills consultation with one of our tutors - we'll be able to guide you to getting the score you desire!
As a year 11 student doing ATAR, I was looking for a tutor that could help me with French. KIS Academics was incredibly helpful and fast at finding me a wace french tutor who could assist me with my studies. My tutor Eliza Carey over the past few months has helped me so much not only in French but in biology and maths as well. I’m incredibly grateful for the effort and commitment she has put into helping me be more comfortable and less stressed about the subjects I was having difficulty with. It’s been nothing but an honour to be tutored by Eliza and I strongly recommend her as a tutor
“I got the top mark for my SAC which was really nice, and I think that’s all because of my tutor”
Medha / Year 12 Student
“It's been absolutely fantastic and it's just been a very positive environment for learning”
Amanda / Parent of a Year 7 Student
Hi! My name is Amy and I am currently studying at the University of Sydney. Because I found science (especially chemistry) to be very intriguing, I decided to study the Bachelor of Diagnostic Radiography.
Having completed the new QCE system, I gathered a ton of tips that I know will help you with your journey throughout school. I know for a fact that you can't always rely on pure memorisation to ace your exams. So here, I would love to deliver each lesson so that you can understand every syllabus dotpoint or learning goal in the best way possible. A few examples could be doing step by step breakdowns of complex problems, in depth explanations of science concepts or going through some chemistry problems together - you name it.
Of course, I don't always study 24/7. My day off could look something like hanging out with friends or getting myself lost in some thriller/suspense novels. I would love to help and guide you not only academically but also in all aspects of school life so that you can perform your best.
Hey everyone, my name is Ned Woodgate and I'm one of the KIS tutors! I've been through the hard first couple of years of the Queensland ATAR system, and now it's my job to help you navigate through it too. I'll help you realise your short and longterm goals, and hopefully make it as fun and easy as possible.
I graduated from my high school with an ATAR of 99.25, scoring very highly in Physics, Chemistry, Specialist Mathematics and Mathematical Methods - all subjects that I am very passionate about.
Throughout my secondary schooling I found out about how I best learnt and studied, how I could manage my time between hobbies, work, family, study, etc., and most importantly how to prioritise and adapt to everything life threw at me. Highschool -especially years 11 and 12- can get very busy and its super easy to get stressed, my goal as a tutor is to help you discover how you learn, how you can manage your time, and how you can deal with stress.
Outside of school my passion in life is music, and I love spending time at the beach with my mates. Highschool was a great and very successful time for me, and thats how it can be for you too.
Hi, my name's Yang and I'm currently studying a B.A. (Mathematics) at the University of Cambridge. I completed high school in Brisbane at St Joseph's College Gregory Terrace under the QCE curriculum and achieved a score of 100 in Mathematical Methods and Physics, 99 in Chemistry, and 93 in Specialist Mathematics, but my understanding of the content goes far beyond this. I've achieved exceptional results in maths and science olympiads all through high school, went to national maths training schools, been invited to lecture for the QLD maths olympiad program, and was 6th in Australia in maths competitions in my last 2 years of high school. As you can guess, I love the beauty of maths, and this beauty is something every student should get to experience. And this beauty is best experienced for themselves; it's much more helpful to guide students to discover and understand concepts by themselves, as they will then learn how to solve problems on their own. I've been tutoring students from year 5-12 for 3 years now and have always been able to engage and connect with them to produce a noticeable improvement in their grades. With my hobbies, I've done a bit of everything over the years, from soccer and basketball to saxophone, chess, debating, and reading, so I know what it's like to juggle everything with studying, and how to get a student's focus on academics despite everything else. The key to success is motivation, and that's one thing I can do with my knowledge of the content and interesting bits nestled beneath the drudgery of school teaching, my engaging personality, and my passion for maths and science.
The ATAR is the ‘Australian Tertiary Admission Rank.’ The way ATARs are calculated across states do vary slightly but traditionally your ATAR will be a number between 0.00 and 99.95, measured in increments of 0.05. So, with the highest ATAR being 99.95, the next highest is 99.90 and so on. The number is a rank (not a mark out of 100) and is indicative of your position relative to all other students in your state’s year. For example, if you receive an ATAR of 75.00 that would place you in the top 25% of your cohort.
he ATAR is used by universities across Australia, providing a measure to accept a certain number of students into courses with the appropriate ‘cut-off’ or ‘minimum’ ATAR. The minimum ATAR is often transferred to a ‘Selection Rank’ by universities - this includes the ATAR plus any relevant adjustment factors (previously referred to as ‘bonus points’).
These adjustment factors will not change your personal ATAR but will change your selection rank that can help you get into a certain degree. The selection rank adjustments are based on a range of factors including high performance in Year 12 subjects relevant to your degree, living or attending a school in a certain area, financial hardship or athletic achievements. Most states have their own Special Education Access Scheme (SEAS) that consider these factors.
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