Year 12 Subject Spotlight
We believe that your ATAR doesn’t define who you are – it is your unique passions, abilities and ambitions that matter. Our Year 12 Subject Spotlight program rewards you with an offer for your hard work and strong results in English (Standard or Advanced) plus at least one subject related to your degree. So, you can take some of the stress out of your final school exams, knowing your ATAR isn’t all that matters. There is no separate application for the program – simply apply through UAC and have the University of Newcastle listed as your first preference to qualify.
To be eligible for admission, you’ll need to achieve a Band 4* in English or English Advanced AND appropriate marks in any one other approved HSC subject. Choose your preferred degree from the drop-down menu below to see what subject marks you’ll need (in addition to English) to receive an offer.
*Applicants for Combined Laws programs must achieve a Band 6 in English or English Advanced to be eligible.
|Relevant HSC Subjects||Minimum Band|
|Earth and Environmental Science||B5|
|English Extension 1||E2|
|English Extension 2||E2|
|English Extension 1||E3|
|English Extension 2||E3|
|Mathematics Extension 1||E1|
|Mathematics Extension 1||E2|
|Mathematics Extension 2||E1|
|Mathematics Extension 2||E2|
|Design and Technology||B4|
|Information Processes and Technology||B4|
|Construction (VET BOSTES)||B4|
|Music 2 and Music Extension||B4|
|Textiles and Design||B4|
|Society and Culture||B4|
|Software Design and Development||B4|
|Earth and Environmental Science||B4|
*This opportunity is open to all Australian high school students completing Year 12 in Australia in 2021. It is also open to Australian students who completed Year 12 in Australia in 2020, provided they have not undertaken any further study since completing their Year 12 studies.View all Subject Spotlight degrees
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