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  • 16th August, 2017

QTAC Year 9 Parent Information Session

Tertiary Admissions from 2021 – Wednesday, 30 August, 2017.

New senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems begin in Queensland for our present Year 9 cohort.

A key change to the system is the introduction of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

The ATAR will be introduced for students commencing Year 11 in 2019, who will graduate from the end of 2020 and seek entry to tertiary courses from 2021 - again this will impact upon our Year 9 cohort.

The ATAR is the primary mechanism, used nationally, for tertiary admissions and indicates a student’s position relative to other students.

The Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC) will calculate ATARs for Queensland school leavers.

To provide parents of the 2020 graduating cohort with up-to-date information on the new ATAR system, QTAC are holding a series of Parent Information Sessions, one of which will he hosted here at A. B. Paterson College on Wednesday 30th August 2017, at 5.30pm.

The QTAC CEO, Dr John Griffiths will be presenting and then answering questions. He will be covering a range of topics during the evening including: eligibility, pathways, inter-subject scaling, subject choices and MYPATH, the new QTAC tool that will assist students and schools in study planning.

If you wish to attend, you will need to book through the QTAC events registration system - other schools will be invited to the event and places are limited. If you would like to attend this event, please book using the following portal: https://atar2020gcsaug30.eventbrite.com.au

Richard Worsey – Director of Teaching and Learning

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