The girls got their ATAR scores today...

cybele

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Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ie: the score that is used to apply to universities in Australia, as admissions for most courses are anonymous)

I am so proud of both of them. The scores are out of 100 (well, 99.99, apparently 100 is impossible)

Dita got 87.98
Violet got 98.01 (and college dux of her school, which is our equivalent of valedictorian, she is a little disappointed though that she didn't make the "elite" group of the state - those who got 99.00 or higher, she was aiming for it)

Apparently the average score for girls this year was 66, and 64 for boys.

Both are ecstatic and very hopeful though, as they both have met minimum consideration score for their first choice courses they applied for, so they will both be eligible for their first choice schools/courses (96.00 for Violet's course and 80.50 for Dita's)


They also get a score out of 50 for each individual subject, Dita got a 49 for Food Technology and a 47 for Music Performance. Violet got top level scores for all her subjects, a perfect score for Mathematical Methods and Chemistry, 49 for English, and 47 for Specialist Mathematics and Biology.


So proud of both of them.

Now we have the long wait until next month for first round university offers.
 

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Very proud (Violet actually introduced me to her year level co-ordinator as her "sort of mother in law" at her graduation, I did a double take, very flattered, but wasn't expecting it, also, I refuse to believe that I am old enough to have a "sort of daughter in law" yet)
 

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Thats got to feel great. Strange the way their victories become ours.

Do they have long term plans. Or just relieved to make the hurdle?

Congradulations
 

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Well, Dita has applied at a cooking academy to study a bachelor of culinary business with confectionery making and patisserie as her "practical" subjects. With business degrees at other universities as back-up. She's currently looking for a chefs apprenticeship over the summer to get her a head start. Her 'grand plan' at the moment is to open a bakery/chocolatier that specialises in wedding cakes and chocolates (you would think having a mother who works in the bridal industry and is forever complaining about brides-to-be would put her off it, but apparently not)

Violet has applied for a bachelor of biomedicine, which is our version of pre-med. She's applied for it at the two universities that offer it here (although, one of them is considered much higher ranking than the other in terms of medicine) and she has applied for a few science degrees as her back-ups. From what I gather, she eventually wants to get into paediatric surgery.