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More students from poorer families study vocational education and training subjects than students from advantaged backgrounds. from shutterstock.com

Poorer NSW students study subjects less likely to get them into uni

Some subjects are more likely to get you into university. But more advantaged students access these subjects. This means we have an unequal system.
Think of the ranking system like a queue. The closer you are to the front of the queue, the more likely you are to get a university spot. from shutterstock.com

What actually is an ATAR? First of all it’s a rank, not a score

The ATAR is mainly used as an efficient way for universities to decide which students can be offered a place in a certain course.
Reports suggests many Australian children are forgoing Year 12 exams because they are too stressful. from shutterstock.com

Are we teaching children to be afraid of exams?

In our efforts to support young people, we might be teaching them to be afraid rather than encouraging them to see exams as a positive challenge.
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Year 12 results day: does the ATAR actually matter that much?

The ATAR is being used less and less as the sole measure that universities use to select students. It's time to question its value and the pressure it puts on students in year 12.
Knowing what the state curriculum authority expects of you is important. Shutterstuck

Know the curriculum and research your career: preparing for Year 12

This week thousands of students across Australia begin their final year of schooling. The certificate they receive will vary from state to state, and their post-secondary plans may be university, an apprenticeship…

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