Menu

Education Today Logo


newsletter

Education Today Cover Browse Issue

NSW universities to make early offers to IB students

International Baccalaureate students will get early offers from a number of Sydney universities based on their predicted results, up to three weeks ahead of the new December 21 round of offers for HSC students.

More than 2400 students across Australia are sitting their final IB exams. In NSW, where the IB is not offered at government schools, about 547 students at 17 private schools are sitting IB exams instead of the HSC.

Macquarie University will make unconditional offers to IB students on December 7 based on their predicted final results provided by schools, three weeks after their exams end on November 17 and a month before IB results are released on January 5.

The University of Sydney will also make conditional offers to IB students by December 1 based on their predicted grades, but students will still need to get the minimum IB score for their course and meet any other selection criteria such as interviews or portfolios.

The University of Technology Sydney is also considering bringing in conditional offers for IB students in December but will not have the process in place this year, a spokesman for the university said.


17 Oct 2019 | Qld
Opera Queensland Education Program and in-schools outreach News Image

Opera Queensland is touring performances of The Frog Prince and La Boheme with primary schools included for the first time.
Read More

16 Oct 2019
Uniform rules needed for school uniforms News Image

Allowing girls to wear shorts and trousers to school has been surprisingly controversial and some rigour around debate on the issue has been introduced with recent research on the topic. Read More

16 Oct 2019
Combine classroom academics with physical activity News Image

We don't get enough exercise, kids and adults alike, it’s to do with time, we all lead super busy lives, that and motivation, it’s far too easy to switch on the TV to watch others do the sport and dial Ubereats. Read More

15 Oct 2019 | National
Talk-and-walk-a-thon for peer support News Image

Talk-And-Walk-A-Thon is a new nationwide initiative by Peer Support Australia where students put down their phones, connect with their peers face to face and get some exercise. Read More

15 Oct 2019
Phonics apps helping struggling kids News Image

A suite of apps used by over 25,000 Australian educators could be a winner for preschoolers with language difficulties.
Read More