Queensland students who graduate from Year 12 in 2020 will receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) instead of an Overall Position (OP), to determine their admission into tertiary studies in 2021. This new system will be introduced to Year 11 students from 2019, with new features such as redeveloped syllabuses, new quality assurance processes for schools, and external assessments.


This presentation will provide an overview of the current and new systems, compare content and assessments in the current and redeveloped syllabuses, and discuss possible implications for teachers and students in high school and at The University of Queensland.


Teaching staff are encouraged to attend and participate in discussion, as this seminar will provide an understanding of our future students' academic history, which will help inform teaching and learning in first-year courses.


Delicious treats will be provided. All welcome!


About Teaching and learning seminars

Our teaching and learning seminars focus on innovations and projects that are underway in teaching mathematics, statistics and physics at UQ and other institutions.

We discuss the hot issues, and hear from people who are trying out new things.

Over the past 10 years many new ideas have been generated, collaborations made both within and across disciplines, and teaching grant proposals designed, submitted and received.

Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.

Seminars are usually held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 1pm to 1.50pm in Room 67-442 of the Priestley Building (Building 67).

Venue

Priestley Building #67
Room: 
442