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 one or more subjects 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.*
The details outlined on this page apply to students who completed their HSC in 2017 or 2018 and who are applying to commence in Semester 2 2019.
Subject Spotlight will be offered to 2018 and 2019 HSC students applying to commence in 2020, and further details will be published in August 2019.
Choose your preferred degree from the drop-down menu below to see what subject marks you’ll need to receive an early offer.
|Relevant HSC Subjects||Minimum Band|
|English Extension 1||E2|
|English Extension 2||E2|
|English Extension 1||E3|
|English Extension 2||E3|
|Mathematics Extension 1||E2|
|Mathematics Extension 2||E2|
|Design and Technology||B4|
|Information Processes and Technology||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. It is also open to Australian students who completed Year 12 in Australia in the two years prior to their intended year of admission to the University of Newcastle provided they have not undertaken any tertiary study since completing their Year 12 studies. Faculty of Health and Medicine degrees are not included in this program..View all Subject Spotlight degrees