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Four reasons not to stress about your final results 

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When final results are around the corner, it can be natural to feel a little uncertain about what to expect. Did you get the ATAR ranking you were hoping for? Or the marks you need for your dream course? We’ve put together a quick list of reasons to help you feel more confident, whatever your results.  

Why you shouldn’t worry about your final results 

1. ATAR is a ranking, not a score 

If you’ve been studying ATAR subjects as a pathway to university, it’s important to remember your ATAR isn’t a direct reflection of your high school results – it indicates how you rank against other students in your year group. For example, if you achieve an ATAR of 70.00, it means you achieved as well as, or better than, 70 per cent of year 12s in WA, which is fantastic! 

If you want to know more about how the ATAR ranking works, and some of the changes coming up, we’ve put together a brief explainer to refresh your memory. 

Your quick guide to ATAR

2. There’s more than one pathway to uni 

It might feel like there is a lot of focus on ATAR but it’s important to remember there are a range of pathways to university. 

Portfolio entry 

If you’re taking General subjects at high school, or you’re studying a combination of ATAR and General subjects and/or VET qualifications, or you finish high school without an ATAR, portfolio entry could be a great pathway option. This pathway gives you access to a range of business, health, science and humanities degrees and can be a gateway to an even wider range of courses.  

VET qualifications 

Gaining a VET Certificate 4 in years 11 and 12 can qualify you for admission to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR, provided you meet our English language requirements and any course prerequisites.  

Enabling courses  

Completing UniReady at school will qualify you for admission to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You can also take UniReady once you’ve finished high school and qualify in time to start your course mid-year. If you’re a First Nations student, we offer enabling courses to help ensure you learn in a culturally supportive environment.  

If you’re unsure which option is best for you, check out our pathway tool online, or watch our quick video explainer. 

Discover your pathway options 

3. You can add or change your preferences 

The TISC preference system offers more flexibility than you might realise. Did you know you can continue to add or change your preferences, up until mid-December for the main round offers and mid-January for second round offers? Check the TISC website for exact dates. 

(Keep in mind that any preference changes may supersede your Curtin Early Offer. To avoid having to make a rushed decision, think about your preferences now and make any changes as soon as possible.) 

Here is our TISC explainer if you need a refresher! 

4. You’re not in this alone 

If your studies have been interrupted and you want to apply for special consideration, or if you simply want to chat through your pathway and course options, we’re here to help! 

You can get in touch online, book an appointment, or call us on 1300 222 888.

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