After HSC results and ATAR scores were sent out across the country, you may have found yourself with a score lower than you were hoping for. Even though it may feel like it, a low ATAR is not the end of the world. With multiple options for higher education available such as The College at Western Sydney University, it’s important to remember your ATAR does not determine your future.
Here are some great words of advice and ATAR reactions from Twitter to help remind you of this!
— Kolose Feaunati (@kolosefeaunati) December 12, 2018
This person who really understands the process of HSC better than all of us.
finishing hsc taught me love
awaiting results taught me patience
receiving atar taught me pain
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— ????? (@lvncex) December 12, 2018
Todd Sampson’s reminder that HSC isn’t everything employers care about.
For all those receiving their #HSC scores today it’s worth noting – I’ve hired 100s of successful people as a CEO & not once have I asked for their HSC score or even their uni marks. But I did ask all of them ‘what have you done in your life that has made a difference to others?
— todd sampson (@toddsampsonOz) December 13, 2017
This inspiring message from a teacher to her students.
I don't care much for #ATAR scores – they don't define students. That said, my students have done an amazing job and I am proud as punch of their achievements. Well done kiddos.
— Kass Hall ? (@KassSpeaks) December 13, 2018
This friendly reminder that you are more than your ATAR score.
Good luck to everyone receiving their HSC results this morning! Please remember there are many paths to success and whatever your results, they don’t define you.
— Rob Stokes MP (@RobStokesMP) December 12, 2018
This writer who didn’t get their desired ATAR but now has their work used in HSC exams.
I got 51% for HSC English. These days my writing is used on year 12 exams. No one's ATAR has ever stopped them living their dreams. Congratulations all for getting through a tough year. Now go live your big messy life #ATAR #VCE https://t.co/s7Iqqgk4Qo
— Catherine Deveny (@CatherineDeveny) December 13, 2018
This reminder that it’s just “a pointless number”.
Thinking of all the kids getting their #ATAR score today. It doesn’t define you and doesn’t dictate your future. It’s a pointless number and no one cares what it is out in the real world. Don’t let anyone tell you differently
— Jane Hollman (@janehollman) December 13, 2018
This incredibly poignant reminder that one of Australia’s prime ministers left school at the age of 14.
— Jake MW (@JakeMarcusW) December 13, 2018
This doctor who just wants to remind us all that it truly doesn’t matter!
It’s #ATAR time again.
— Dr Marcia Devlin (@MarciaDevlin) December 13, 2018
Finally, this tweet that calls your ATAR score a “blip on the radar of the rest of your life.”
Congrats to all students getting their #atar scores today. While a high ATAR is helpful in gaining entry into a chosen career, this moment will forever be just a blip on the radar of the rest of your life. What you do from this point onwards is what counts. ?
— Lettuce Lady (@LettuceDaze) December 13, 2018
No matter what your ATAR score is, there are always options for you to further your education after high school if you choose. Whilst studying at university can be a daunting prospect, The College at Western Sydney University has a mix of 12 and 16 month diploma courses available for anyone who didn’t get the necessary score for their desired course.
The College at Western Sydney University offers students opportunities to study diplomas in all of the following fields:
- Communication and Design
- Construction, Engineering and Building Design Management
- Information and Communications Technology, and Health Information Management
- Health Science and Nursing
- Social Science, Policing and Criminal Justice
Whether you just didn’t get your desired score at the end of the year or never finished school, The College has pathways for anyone to continue their higher education, and offers opportunities for anyone to continue their studies further into the second year of their chosen degree after their 12 month diploma.
If you didn’t quite get the result you’re after, or you’re considering your options, make sure you check out the wide range of quality education pathways that The College at Western Sydney University has on offer.