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All I remember was shouting at the top of my lungs “MUM, DAD.” I scared the sh*t out of them I yelled so loud. They didn’t even know why I was so ecstatic.It took so long to sink in and to just say the words: “I did it. I don’t know how but I got a 99.95 ATAR”

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What is WACE?

WACE stands for the Western Australian Certificate of Education. This is a certificate that students receive on successful completion of the requirements of the WACE at the conclusion of their senior secondary education. This is what is recognised by all universities in Australia and other tertiary institutions.

Choosing subjects for Year 11 and 12

Students are to choose their subjects for Year 10, 11 and 12 if they choose the ATAR pathway. It is recommended that they choose their subjects in year 10 so they can best prepare for WACE related topics in Year 11.

Requirements for subject choices for WACE:

  • 2 Year 12 ATAR subjects must come from List A (arts, languages, humanities subjects)
  • 2 Year 12 ATAR subjects must come from List B (mathematics, science, technology subjects)

Although requirements are for year 12 courses, schools require you to choose 2 list A subjects and 2 list B so that you don't change the subject in-between year 11 and year 12. In fact, changing subjects between Year 11 and 12 is highly unadvisable!

Apart from this, there are certain combinations of subjects you are not allowed to do. Such as:

  • Maths Applications ATAR + Maths Specialist ATAR
  • Maths Applications ATAR + Maths Methods ATAR + Maths Specialist ATAR
  • only Maths Specialist ATAR
  • English ATAR + Literature ATAR

There are also certain subjects that must be taken together. For example, if you take Maths Specialist, it is imperative that you also take Maths Methods.

Some schools do not offer some subjects, so it is important to look at the list that the school gives to see if they can do the subject they wish.

The WACE ATAR system can be quite complex, and understanding what's going on can be very daunting for new students and parents. If you ever need some assistance with your ATAR, KIS Academics tutors have a thorough knowledge of the subjects and can assist in understanding curriculum requirements. Our tutors are able to provide materials and teaching on how to prepare for internal and external assessments. Learn about our WACE tutoring and book a free study skills consultation with a KIS Academics tutor.

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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 someone 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

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Tisha Shah




Hi there! My name is Tisha and I'm a first year student studying Law and Economics at the ANU! I love to read, dance, binge Netflix shows and above all - help you reach your highest academic potential :) I've always enjoyed studying English and the Humanities, and will be able to use my high school experience and success to provide you with a well rounded understanding of course concepts, as well as how to apply them in exam and test situations! I am passionate and enthusiastic and will work with you to personalize your learning journey to best suit your needs and goals. Whether it be extending your knowledge, or building strong foundational skills - I'm always here to help, provide guidance and most importantly, moral support when things get rough. Regardless of what year group you are in, I would love to help you achieve your academic goals and feel more confident about your skills. For ATAR students specifically, I have a strong grounding in English, Literature and the Humanities and can provide you with feedback, in depth resources, and heaps of tips and tricks to maximise those marks and do your best! I have had lots of practice in honing in essay writing and research skills, and can assist you in developing a strong writing style and character.

Haseeb Riaz





Having completed my WACE with an ATAR of 99.90, a General Exhibition and as a UWA Fogarty Scholarship recipient, I know exactly how much of a load all the work can be, and through hopefully providing you with unique past test/exam resource and insightful explanations, I can aid in taking some of the stress of your shoulders as an affable and amiable tutor. I'm a first year undergraduate med student, and I hope I can aid in any problems you may have.


- I have tutored with both Hale School and private tutoring companies like the Funtrack Learning Centre and have a current clientele of a couple of regular weekly students.


- I tutor Chemistry, Physics, Maths Methods, Maths Specialist, Maths Application and General Maths for WACE subjects in Year 11/12 and can do Literature and Japanese: Second Language as well on the humanities side.

- For Year 7/8/9/10 students I can tutor any broad Science or Maths subjects and also aid in NAPLAN tutoring.

- On top of this, I can aid in UMAT preparation, Mock Trial preparation, Debating preparation and Public Speaking preparation as well.

Nicoletta Hay




Heya!! I'm Nicoletta, or Nikki, and I have adored learning as long as I can remember.

I graduated year 12 in 2020 as Dux of my school, topping Literature, Modern History, Geography and Media with a 99.50 ATAR and earning a certificate of excellence in History and Geography in WA. English has always been a favourite of mine, which also meant that I gave it the most attention during studying. Despite spending my year swimming in practice essays and past papers, I never let myself forfeit the things about school that I loved - getting involved.

After a semester at the ANU of studying law and tutoring English on the side, I was itching to study my passion properly - English, and so a double degree with International Relations and Law became one of International Relations and Arts with an English major.

I've tutored for over 4 years now, and have a wealth of sample answers, essays and practice questions of my own to share with you. I'm committed to finding a teaching-learning style that accomodates you, the individual, and so our plans can grow and develop as you do. Whether you're looking to bump your grade to a pass or you're the next Margaret Atwood, there's always work we can do together.

In our lessons together, a love of learning will be something that fuels my commitment to you and is something I hope you can grow to experience too!

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