Retired Sept '14
- Jan 30, 2009
- The Fires of Mordor
- Uni Grad
They give it to anyone at my school-though to be fair, as dux I would have turned it down as I probably wasn't going to UNSW at that point and also did not need like the bonus marks for comb law or something there.The DUX at my school already got a few scholarships for UWS. Then they asked my friend and he said no, and me and I said no, and then the other guy and he was like "yeah brah."
They should have done this at my school-it was just the first person who asked the careers advisor who went around our year advisor in giving it to someone else.Re OP's actual request:
As deswa1 said I doubt they'd make that many mistakes to allow you to bump up from .6 to .7...
At my school, they asked people which unis they were interested in and awarded the AAA scholarship to the 'top' or predicted ATAR 'top' student who wanted to go to UNSW. My friend got it and he ended up with 99.25, Arts/Law at UNSW for him. Everyone above that is going to USYD (lol elitists).
And the rants about AAA: it is a scheme by the university. There is merit in being a top performing student at often a very low ranking and rurally isolated school. I don't think you comprehend how inherently advantaged one is in a selective school. I think it'd be better if they gave it to people based on the uni's assessment of their academics and extracurriculars etc. but it's their prerogative on how they award their scholarships.
To OP, you can try marks recheck for peace of mind, but it's doubtful to move your ATAR at all. Do they accept any bonus points for UNSW Law or is it only AAA? Do you have EAS?