### Bonus Points, Calculating the ATAR, Subject Scaling

BONUS POINTS
CALCULATING THE ATAR
SUBJECT SCALING
An ATAR is your competiveness in relation to other
applicants and is a rank given to students on a range from
aggregate.
3 Year 12
Subjects
Subject
or
Half of
Subject &
Research
Project
Numeric Value
A+
150
A
140
A-
130
B+
120
B
110
B-
100
C+
90
C
80
C-
70
D+
60
D
50
D-
40
E+
30
E
20
E-
10
Tertiary
Subject (TAS)
Biology
B
Numeric
equivalent
110
Raw Score out of 150:
= 110
Raw Score out of 20 (0.2 intervals)
110 x 20 ÷ 150 = 14.6
Tertiary
Subject (TAS)
Folio
(20%)
(50%)
External
Assessment (30%)
B
C+
A-
Numeric
equivalent
110
90
130
Contributions to
raw score
20% of 110 = 22
50% of 90 = 45
30% of 130 = 39
Raw Score out of 150:
22 + 45 + 39 = 106
Raw Score out of 20 (0.2 intervals)
106 x 20 ÷ 150 = 14.2
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Scaling ensures that results from widely varying
subjects can be directly compared
SATAC scale solely for the purpose of selection and
because they need to compare the overall achievement
of applicants
SATAC looks at how difficult statistically it is to get a
high mark in each subject
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Bonus Points are added to the student’s university
aggregate BEFORE being converted to an ATAR
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FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Students can receive up to a maximum of 9 bonus points
- 8 bonus points for rural and isolated students
Unity College students automatically receive 8 bonus points
- 2 bonus points for LOTE Subjects
Students must receive a C- or better in the subject (maximum of 2 bonus points)
- 2 bonus points for each Science and Maths subject – Biology,
Physics, Chemistry, Maths Studies, or Specialist Maths
Students must receive a C- or better in the subject
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Students can receive up to a maximum of 9 bonus points
- 6 bonus points for rural and isolated students
Unity College students automatically receive 6 bonus points
- Bonus points for Specialist Maths and/or a LOTE Subject
Two bonus points for a C grade
Three bonus points for a B Grade
Four bonus points for an A Grade
Please note Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery does not include bonus
points for subjects.
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Students can receive up to a maximum of 9 bonus points
- 5 bonus points for rural and isolated students
Unity College students automatically receive 5 bonus points
- 2 bonus points for subjects relevant to the UniSA program in
which students have applied
Student must receive a C or higher in the subject (up to a maximum of 5
bonus points awarded for subjects)