Guide to Year 11
Start your journey to uni
Start your journey to uni
Whether it's figuring out exactly how to achieve your dream career or simply deciding whether you want to go to uni, Year 11 is the perfect time to start exploring your options. The best part? You don’t have to make any decisions yet. Here’s everything you need to know to put yourself in the best position to start uni in a couple of years.
"Your senior years are a marathon, not a sprint". Keeping up your efforts over Year 11 and 12 – and not trying to cram in a year’s worth of content the night before! – is key to doing well in your final exams. Year 11 is the perfect time to test out new study tips and set yourself up for success by establishing a realistic study routine that works for you.
Need some inspiration? We've collated our top 10 study tips for exam prep. Start testing and implementing your study routine in Year 11, so it'll be a habit by the time your HSC or final exams roll around.
Just as it’s a great time to hone your study skills, Year 11 is also your chance to zoom out and look at the bigger picture. Take the time to look after your mental health, maintain your relationships with friends and family, and stick with any hobbies, passions or extracurriculars that you enjoy. Your support system and healthy habits will help carry you through any challenges in Year 12.
Additionally, your extracurriculars may also help boost your chances of admission to uni; Many universities consider factors beyond your ATAR and look at you holistically.
Uni events are great places to start learning how to navigate your journey to uni. Here are a few to keep on your radar:
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Demonstrate your passion and talent alongside your ATAR for the opportunity to gain an early conditional offer or a significantly lower ATAR entry requirement for a range of Arts, Design & Architecture and Engineering degrees with Portfolio Entry.
Start preparing your portfolio in Year 11 to showcase your passion, creativity and potential to succeed in your degree area.
If you attend a Gateway school or live in a low-socioeconomic area, you could unlock your access to UNSW through the Gateway Admission Pathway. Gain early entry or a significantly lower ATAR entry requirement for a range of degrees.
If applicable, the Year 11 Gateway Program is a great way to get the support you need on your journey to UNSW.
Year 11 is a great time to explore your interests and discover what you might want to study at uni, without the pressure of having to decide right now. Ask yourself:
Ready to take the next step in your journey to uni?
If you have any questions about studying at UNSW or how you can make your studies work for you, contact us below. We’re here to help.