Accumulated and accelerated courses
Your ATAR is based on the aggregate of scaled marks in 10 units, irrespective of the year in which the courses are completed. This means that, subject to the approval of your school, you can accumulate courses for the ATAR over a period of up to five years, or you can accelerate your studies by attempting HSC courses while in Year 11.
The five-year period is a ‘rolling period’; if you wish to go beyond the five years, your ATAR is based on your marks from the most recent five years.
Scaled marks are calculated in the year the courses are completed.