Subject Performance Scheme

The University of Newcastle's Subject Performance Scheme recognises your achievements in individual subjects and considers the whole you not just your ATAR. It is designed to help you if you just miss out on the marks to get into your preferred degree, but you did well in subjects relevant to your intended degree. For the majority of our degree programs this scheme is only available to Year 12 students studying for the HSC*.

You do not need to apply separately for this scheme. Once you have applied through UAC and received your HSC results they will be assessed against your UON preferences.

Choose your degree from the drop down below to see which subjects apply to you:

Relevant HSC Subjects Minimum Band and Mark
English Standard 70     
English Standard    90   
English Advanced 70     
English Advanced    90   
English Extension 1     25  
English Extension 2     25  
English Extension 1     30  
English Extension 2     30  
English Extension 1      35
English Extension 2      35
English Extension 2     50  
Chemistry 70     
Physics 70     
Mathematics 70     
Mathematics   80    
Mathematics General   80    
Mathematics Extension 1     25  
Mathematics Extension 2     25  
Mathematics Extension 2     50  
Business Studies 70     
Economics 70     
Design and Technology 70     
Engineering Studies 70     
Industrial Technology 70     
Information Processes and Technology 70     
Construction (VET) 70     
Dance 70     
Drama 70     
Music 1 70     
Music 2 70     
Music 2 and Music Extension 70     
Visual Arts 70     
Textiles and Design 70     
Society and Culture 70     
Software Design and Development 70     
Geography 70     
Agriculture 70     
Biology 70     
Earth and Environmental Science 70

Note: Faculty of Health and Medicine degrees are not included in this scheme.

* For programs within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment this scheme applies to students completing Year 12 in Australia in the two years prior to their intended year of admission to the University of Newcastle.