The University of Western Australia has maintained its strong commitment to admitting the brightest students, while ensuring fair access to tertiary study for all WA students, in announcing its 2010 admission requirements which will apply to current Year 10 students.
“Senior secondary schooling within Western Australia is undergoing significant change, so it is important for students, parents and teachers to have clear indications of university requirements, to help them choose appropriate subjects in Years 11 and 12”, UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said.
In 2009, as well as current TEE subjects, students may study a number of new courses, all of which may contribute to the calculation of a Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER). New courses will be offered in two stages (Stage 2 and Stage 3) in Year 12.
To reward students who choose more advanced-level (Stage 3) study, a bonus of 15 marks will be automatically added to Stage 3 results as part of the normal scaling process. The best four scaled results will then be used to calculate the TER.
“We strongly recommend that students who wish to study at UWA take Stage 3 and TEE courses to maximise their chances of securing a place,” Professor Robson said. “However, for a variety of reasons, not all students will have the same access to Stage 3 units. We want to leave the option open for such students to gain entry by including within their TER, for example, exceptionally good results from a Stage 2 unit if they have taken one.”
Professor Robson indicated that prerequisite subjects for particular courses will require satisfactory performance in specified Stage 3 or TEE units.
“We believe the 2010 admission requirements will enable us to maintain the exceptional quality of our undergraduate intake in keeping with our commitment to achieving international excellence, while providing increased flexibility and access opportunities for all WA students.”
Details of the University’s 2010 admission requirements are available on the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre website: http://www.tisc.edu.au/.
Wayne Betts (Manager, Admissions Centre) 61 8 6488 2649