Regardless of your ATAR, it’s important to keep vocational pathways in mind, not as a lesser option, but as a way of getting experience in an industry you’re interested in.
Students should consider all their options and remember the ATAR is just one measure that doesn't necessarily dictate how well they will do in future.
Welcome to further education – unloved cousin of schools and universities.
All smiles at Craigentinny Primary School … but not everywhere else.
A few notable successes, but could do better.
The transition between school and further education can be difficult for young people with learning difficulties.
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New partnerships between schools and colleges have helped more children with autism continue in further education.
Access denied, for some higher education colleges.
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The British government’s recent decision to suspend the licences of one university and 57 private further education colleges to sponsor international students has generated shockwaves across the sector…