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Rn my main 2 courses is actuary Co-Op(If I get in lol) and actuary and science(probably more likely tbh)
 

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Rn my main 2 courses is actuary Co-Op(If I get in lol) and actuary and science(probably more likely tbh)
Lol i'm considering doing that. But, I've kinda realised i'm not really doing it for the money + its really hard to find a graduate acturial job.
 

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I think its fine as long as you have a competitive circle, like people up to your level. Its pre chill because the cohorts smaller for MX1/2 classes so they give you more attention to teaching. Its pretty peaceful where I am so I've enjoyed my Year 11.
 

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Like i enjoy going non-selective. Yes people are average but, thats the good thing. They have so many interests in other things and you get to meet the occasional eshay.
 

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Lol i'm considering doing that. But, I've kinda realised i'm not really doing it for the money + its really hard to find a graduate acturial job.
I don't know about finding graduate jobs but I assume if you try your best surely you will be able to secure one. I reckon you should do it if you don't have any other options and enjoy maths or business or eco ya know.
 

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I don't know about finding graduate jobs but I assume if you try your best surely you will be able to secure one. I reckon you should do it if you don't have any other options and enjoy maths or business or eco ya know.
Yea i'm considering. All I know is if I choose it i'm gonna have to commit hard. So i'll weight up my options.

Yea you just gotta get a distinction (lol easier said then done) and you have a good chance of getting in.
 

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Yea i'm considering. All I know is if I choose it i'm gonna have to commit hard. So i'll weight up my options.

Yea you just gotta get a distinction (lol easier said then done) and you have a good chance of getting in.
What else are you considering?
 

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I've got civil (physics is fun lol), commerce, software and maybe economics we'll see.

Legit I have a lot of options I like a lot of subjects lol.
Yea you've got quite the spread. Good luck in choosing you're degree and hopefully I see ya next year.
 

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So first of all, screwed over my selective test. Go to a public school that isn't the best. I'm a competitive swimmer and spend most of my time outside of school swimming and tutoring. Its only come to me very recently that if I don't step up my game, I might end up working at McDonalds (or so my mum says).

My asian parents are pushing for me to become a doctor, but to be honest I'm more worried about getting a high ATAR first. For year 11 prelims, I scored around 80% for my electives. I'm not the smartest in the school, but I'm definitely not the dumbest either, I'm floating around rank 9-13 in my grade for each subject.

The subjects I take are Biology, Chemistry, Science Extension, Engineering, PDHPE and standard maths and english.

My english has always been substandard, but I'm slowly improving with the help of my english tutor. Because I'm an idiot, I dropped from extension maths to standard in year 11 because I couldn't manage my time and stress properly.

So what I'm trying to ask is : Am I doomed to get a low ATAR? is it possible to apply the same grindset I use for swimming to studying?
If you feel that you're ATAR is gonna be weak relative for medicine (<99) i recommend trying to aim for 95+ and grind for UCAT, focusing on the VR section, in addition to this start volunteering and try to participate in activities which you feel will cultivate youre leadership and figure out why YOU want to do medicine (outside of parental pressures), this is important for your interview.

To get an interview you need to get 93-94+ percentile for the UCAT for JMP and for WSU you need to get a good percentile as well however you will also need a good VR score, hence why you should focus on it.

With that all being said you should apply for JMP (a joint medical program between university of newcastle and New England) and WSU for medicine (especially if you're GWS). The reason for all the extra curricular activities i mentioned previously is that JMP and WSU both highly weigh the interview for the place offer (100% and 75% respectively) and the extra-curricular activities can be drawn upon to demonstrate your personal qualities.

Hence you shouldnt give up hope if you feel that your ATAR is too weak because you cant remedy this with good performances in other criteria.

Edit: forgot to mention that these unis use ATAR threasholds as in you just need to meet them an you will be fine and they dont weight them for interview or place offer, im not 100% sure of the requirements for these two but i think 95+ ATAR should be fine (maybe a bit more)
 

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Not as high as it mythically seems. Most transitioning out just don’t like it and prefer to go down a more flexible track.
Your right. I don't think its cause of difficulty but, people just choose the course for the money and realise its not for them.

Legit none of my friends know what actuary does. They think it pays insane so they all just randomly choose it without researching.
 

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Not as high as it mythically seems. Most transitioning out just don’t like it and prefer to go down a more flexible track.
Also may I ask what jobs your looking to do with you econometrics? I'm looking at an economics degree with a focus on trying to get into the RBA or Treasury but, idk about the prospects.
 

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Also may I ask what jobs your looking to do with you econometrics? I'm looking at an economics degree with a focus on trying to get into the RBA or Treasury but, idk about the prospects.
I’m not doing econometrics. If you want to learn statistics properly, do stats lol (which is what I do). Tbh the economics half (well, less than half) of my degree is just for interest and gives a fresh perspective - it’s also good not to stare at numbers and symbols all day.

RBA you’ll need honours, no idea about the treasury. But with an economics degree, I’m pretty sure the public service will be happy to have you.
 

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