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Subject Compass points Year 10 students in the right direction

31 May 2019

YEAR 10 is a crucial year for students when it comes to laying the foundation for their future, but selecting their HSC subjects has just become a little bit easier with a new online tool, Subject Compass.

Developed by UAC (the Universities Admissions Centre), Subject Compass helps Year 10 students choose their subjects based on their interests, skills, personality traits, intended career path or tertiary study plans.

Students are provided with suggested HSC subjects that match their profile. They can then select the subjects they’re most keen on and check if that combination of subjects will make them eligible for an ATAR.

If students already have an idea of the course they’d like to study at uni, they'll be alerted to the HSC subjects that are prerequisites or assumed knowledge for that course, ensuring they’re well-prepared to apply for – and succeed in – their dream degree.

Subject Compass is based on a discrete database derived from information in UAC’s highly successful Steps to Uni for Year 10 Students booklet, which has been used in schools for many years.

Launched at this week’s HSC and Careers Expo, students can see a full demonstration at the UAC stand (24) or visit UAC’s website to try it on their own. It’s free and easy to use.

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For further information (media only) email or contact Diane Jardine, Communications Officer, UAC on (02) 9752 0775.