Ravenswood student Maria Yang is one of the 48 students in NSW who has received the perfect ATAR of 99.95 in 2022.
48 students achieved a perfect score of 99.95. Of the 48 students with the highest ATAR of 99.95, 19 were female and 29 were male. They were enrolled in a variety of government and non-government institutions and pursued a diverse range of subjects.
With nine students achieving the highest possible ATAR of 99.95 (the highest number in Wesley College history), a median ATAR of 86.85 (combined VCE and IB DP) and 43.5% of students achieving an ATAR of ≥ 90 (placing them in the top 10% in Australia), the Class of 2021 took adversity in their stride.
2. What is the highest ATAR score you can get? The highest ATAR that you can achieve is 99.95, which effectively means that a student ranked better than 99.95% of students in their cohort. 3.
54,894 students were eligible for an ATAR. This is 137 fewer than in 2019. 48 students received the top ATAR of 99.95. Of these students, 15 were female and 33 were male; they came from a mix of government and non-government schools and studied a wide range of courses.
"In other words, it's not entirely possible because a rank of 100 means you have beaten 100 per cent of your cohort, including yourself. "The highest is 99.95 because ATARs are in increments of 0.05. If we had an ATAR at every decimal place, we could have had a maximum rank of 99.99."
Ultimately, getting 99 ATAR is no easy undertaking. It requires hard work, dedication, and a willingness to use all of the resources available to you. For those students who are aiming for the top universities, a high ATAR score is essential – and it is within your reach.
The ATAR is a number from 0 and 99.95 in intervals of 0.05. The highest rank is 99.95, the next highest 99.90, and so on. The lowest automatically reported rank is 30.00, with ranks below 30.00 being reported as 'less than 30'.
Prepare for every subject
Your ATAR is calculated from the results of 10 course units and at least four subjects, so even if you excel in one, two or even three subjects, you won't receive your best ATAR unless you work equally hard in each of your courses. This applies to subjects within the course, too.
There were 39 students who received an ATAR of 99.95, the same as last year. Of those, 31 were male and eight were female.
As the ATAR is a percentile, a 99.95 ATAR means that you are in the top 0.05% of your state. Likewise, an ATAR of 99 means that you are in the top 1% of your state. Generally an ATAR of 99+ is considered as competitive for entry into Medicine (dependent on performances in the UCAT and Interviews).
The short answer is: No. Your Year 11 grades do not count towards your ATAR! Essentially, the ATAR is a percentile number that's calculated using your HSC Marks — aka, your Year 12 marks. This uses your final HSC marks and your Year 12 internal assessment grades.
An ATAR of 100 is impossible
Because the ATAR is a rank (not a percentage or mark) and it's measured in increments of 0.05 the highest ATAR you could get is 99.95.
Across Australia, the average ATAR for students graduating Year 12 is around 70. The average ATAR score decreases to around 50 when students who are ATAR ineligible are considered.
Your rank is based on how you went compared to other Year 12 students. So even if your test scores are lower than you'd hoped, if you're still ranked in the top 20% of students, then you'll receive an ATAR of 80. As long as you try your best with what you have, chances are, you'll do better than you expect.
Ethan Tan, 15, became the youngest student ever to get the highest possible ATAR of 99.95 on Friday. The Cranbrook student is one of only 46 students across the state to have achieved the top ATAR this year, and has his sights set on Cambridge or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for next year.
In Australia, the lowest minimum ATAR required by a medical program is an ATAR of 90 (Monash University) or adjusted ATAR of 90 (University of Adelaide). If you're a rural student, you could also apply to La Trobe's medical program, which has a minimum unadjusted ATAR requirement of 80.
In NSW, your ATAR is based on an aggregate of scaled marks in 10 units of HSC courses comprising your: best 2 units of English. best 8 units from your remaining units, which can include no more than 2 units of Category B courses.
How many students achieve a 99 ATAR? The number of students who achieve a 99.00 ATAR differs from year to year, making up the top 1 per cent in every state. Approximately 500 students will get a 99 ATAR in states like Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
A Quick Word On ATAR Scaling
Based on historical data, Chemistry and Physics scale slightly higher than Biology while Economics scales better than Legal Studies and Business Studies. Ancient History tends to scale down compared to Modern History.
The average ATAR this year is 70.33, the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre said. Universities will use the rankings to offer students places in courses, with most offers due to be made on December 21.
What's the top ATAR I can get with HSC Standard Maths? The highest ATAR anyone can achieve with any subject combination is really 99.95. That being said, no one in the last 5 years has achieved a 99.95 ATAR with Standard Maths. The average highest ATAR mark for Standard Maths is 99.71 (so close!).
The average ATAR is usually around 70.00.
If every school student went on to achieve an ATAR, the average ATAR would be 50.00. But because some students leave school early and the ones who stay on to receive an ATAR are a smaller, more academically able group, the average ATAR is higher.
One criticism of the ATAR is that it is too “blunt” and too stressful for students, with all their school efforts hanging on a number. Critics have also called for “non-ATAR-based pathways” to make access to university more equitable. Some universities and degree programs don't just rely on ATARs.