Receiving an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) is important if a student is looking to apply to university.
The ATAR provides a measure of a student’s overall performance and academic achievement relative to other secondary school students across Australia. It is calculated based on the student’s university aggregate and then reported on their Tertiary Entrance Statement (provided they are eligible to receive one).
The ATAR is a rank, not a mark. It is used to help universities rank applicants for selection into their courses. The ATAR is a figure between 0 and 99.95; ATAR entrance score is based on University cut off scores and will vary from course to course.