ATAR

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The wait is almost over. ATAR results will soon be in, and university is on the horizon. UNSW Info Day, on Saturday 17 December, is the perfect time to visit campus and plan your future.

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UNSW is expanding data available to prospective students by publishing details of its first semester offers. With information on the range of ATARs of school leavers offered places in each degree, students can better understand the cohorts they seek to join. 

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New data published by UNSW on offers will help students find degrees that match their expectations, writes Merlin Crossley.

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The ATAR finishing-line photo captures only one angle for university admission, writes Professor Merlin Crossley.

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Let's have a constructive debate about what could replace the ATAR alone as a fairer, more comprehensive and contextual measure of academic potential, writes Iain Martin. 

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Introducing a minimum ATAR for students looking to study teaching is not a silver bullet to improving teaching standards in schools, writes Tony Loughland.

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The percentage of students taking intermediate or advanced mathematics at school has declined significantly. Why is this happening and why does it matter? asks Chris Tisdale.

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A good strategy for choosing what to study at university is to take courses you enjoy and that keep your options open, writes Merlin Crossley.

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UNSW has announced a new entry standard for its undergraduate degrees, becoming the first university to apply a minimum Admission Rank of 80.

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The numbers used to measure performance in educational institutions create a lot of discussion - and angst - because of their obvious imperfections, writes Merlin Crossley.

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