From 2020, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace the Overall Position (OP) as the standard pathway to tertiary study for Year 12 students in Queensland.
The ATAR is a finer grained rank order of students than the OP. It is a number between 0.00 and 99.95 with increments of 0.05, whereas the OP consists of 25 bands. The ATAR is commonly used in other states and territories.
The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) will be responsible for calculating students' ATARs. QTAC will calculate ATARs based on either:
General subjects are suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond senior secondary schooling that lead to tertiary studies and to pathways for vocational education and training and work. They include Extension subjects.
Results in General subjects contribute to the award of a QCE and may contribute to an ATAR.
General syllabuses are underpinned by 21st century skills.
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