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December 06, 2020, 08:48:14 am

Author Topic: What subjects will I need to do to get an ATAR above 90?  (Read 664 times)

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shallott

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What subjects will I need to do to get an ATAR above 90?
« on: October 27, 2020, 10:22:34 pm »
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Hi!

The course I want to get into requires an ATAR of above 90. I know that some subjects are scaled poorly so I was just wondering what subjects I will need to do to get an ATAR above 90? I am generally pretty good at sciences such as chemistry and biology, however, math is my weak point. If I do general math, will I still be able to get an ATAR above 90 if I achieve an A in it??

Thanks for your help!

:)

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Re: What subjects will I need to do to get an ATAR above 90?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 12:18:46 pm »
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Hi!

The course I want to get into requires an ATAR of above 90. I know that some subjects are scaled poorly so I was just wondering what subjects I will need to do to get an ATAR above 90? I am generally pretty good at sciences such as chemistry and biology, however, math is my weak point. If I do general math, will I still be able to get an ATAR above 90 if I achieve an A in it??

Thanks for your help!

:)
This is a very common question on AN so you should be able to find the same answer elsewhere.

-Choosing subjects that scale up doesn't inherently improve one's ATAR
-Scaling is there to make all subjects equal so students are not disadvantaged by choosing subjects with stronger cohorts
-There are definitely those who had all their subjects scale down but still able to get a 99+ ATAR.
-You will generally do better if you choose subjects that you are interested in and thus more motivated to study in.

shallott

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Re: What subjects will I need to do to get an ATAR above 90?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 10:32:31 pm »
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This is a very common question on AN so you should be able to find the same answer elsewhere.

-Choosing subjects that scale up doesn't inherently improve one's ATAR
-Scaling is there to make all subjects equal so students are not disadvantaged by choosing subjects with stronger cohorts
-There are definitely those who had all their subjects scale down but still able to get a 99+ ATAR.
-You will generally do better if you choose subjects that you are interested in and thus more motivated to study in.


Thank you so much!!!

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Re: What subjects will I need to do to get an ATAR above 90?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2020, 09:01:52 am »
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Hi!

The course I want to get into requires an ATAR of above 90. I know that some subjects are scaled poorly so I was just wondering what subjects I will need to do to get an ATAR above 90? I am generally pretty good at sciences such as chemistry and biology, however, math is my weak point. If I do general math, will I still be able to get an ATAR above 90 if I achieve an A in it??

Thanks for your help!

:)
You can get an ATAR of over 90 with any subject combo. Also scaling won't matter assuming you do really well in the subjects you pick. A study score of 49 in art is still worth the same as a 49 in chemistry even though chemistry is a more difficult subject in the eyes of many. Please just ignore the scaling if you can, I know people at my school picking harder subjects for scaling and really hate it.