Growing up in today’s world can be challenging. Young people today have so much more on their plate than the generations of yesteryear. They feel a need to live up to social media standards, whilst taking on the challenge to learn difficult topics and curriculum and excelling in extra-curricular activities. Generation Z students – those born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s – work with technology in the classroom, as well as technical terminology – and sometimes, the bigger picture can become blurred.
The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) score is given to each student after they complete their HSC or Higher School Certificate exams. This score is an average of each subject’s score and shows students how well they’ve performed. The ATAR is a ranking system developed by the University Admissions Centre, and is a number between 0.00 and 99.95, ranking students against others who have completed their HSC exams. However, what ATAR rankings do not take into account are the subjects students participate in. Instead, the score is based on the fulfilment of the 10 units given to ATAR courses.