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What are subject units?
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:10:08 pm »
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Hey everybody!

So with the new ATAR system in QLD, I was wondering if any of you guys are more acquainted with the subject units than I am. Do you know it you must do units 1/2 to do 3/4? Did any of you skip 1/2 and go right ahead with 3/4? Please share your experience if you did, if not, share your knowledge of units here so we can contribute and collaborate our knowledge together!  ;)
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Re: What are subject units?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 01:17:03 pm »
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Hey everybody!

So with the new ATAR system in QLD, I was wondering if any of you guys are more acquainted with the subject units than I am. Do you know it you must do units 1/2 to do 3/4? Did any of you skip 1/2 and go right ahead with 3/4? Please share your experience if you did, if not, share your knowledge of units here so we can contribute and collaborate our knowledge together!  ;)
Thanks everyone for chipping in!
The new QCE/ATAR system units are based on the ones here in Vic! You don't necessarily have to complete units 1/2 (year 11) to do units 3/4 (year 12), with the exception of English, which you must do both. Most students typically do the 1/2 unit sequences in year 11 and then do the follow-up 3/4 sequences in year 12.

That being said, if you find (for example) that you don't want to do a subject after 1/2, but you find that you want to pick up a different subject for 3/4, you're completely able to! (Although be aware that some subjects might rely on you doing a bit of self-study to catch up on the foundational concepts you have missed!)

Hope this helps a little! :)

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Re: What are subject units?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 01:21:00 pm »
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To add to the above, sometimes this is at the school's discretion. For example, your school might say that in order to study a subject's Units 3&4, you must have studied Units 1&2.

The most common pathway is to go from Units 1&2 to Units 3&4, but this isn't always the case. For two of my Year 12 subjects, I hadn't completed the Units 1&2 equivalents.

I'd probably recommend doing the 1&2 if you can, though - it usually leads to a great foundation!
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Re: What are subject units?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 08:24:40 am »
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You don't necessarily have to complete units 1/2 (year 11) to do units 3/4 (year 12), with the exception of English, which you must do both.
Hey! :) just want to add something - here in Victoria you actually only need to do THREE units of any English subjects to be eligible for an ATAR. Two of those must be 3/4, however you can complete just unit one or just unit two. They also do NOT have to be from the same English subject! So for example, I did English unit 2 along with literature units 3 and 4 last year to ensure I would be able to get an ATAR.

You might want to double check to see if itís the same case in Queensland :) Hope this helped!

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Re: What are subject units?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 08:12:07 pm »
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Thanks everyone! You have all definitely helped me a bunch! Cheers! :)
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