A number of IGS Class of 2020 students have received unconditional offers to study at university in 2021 through the Schools Recommendations Scheme (SRS).
This early entry program is administered through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) and takes into consideration Year 11 results and the School’s rating of student aptitudes and suitability for university study.
“I feel relieved that I have an offer,” said one student. “I was worried that I wouldn’t get the marks I needed and now I know I can study what I wanted”.
SRS, along with other direct early entry schemes, allows students to be accepted into a university course without relying on their ATAR.
“It’s about creating options for our students,” said IGS Careers Advisor Amelia Phillips.
“Students who actively apply for a range of early entry programs also build valuable enterprise skills”.
With the exception of SRS, many direct early entry programs require students to write personal statements and demonstrate their leadership skills, community involvement and unique abilities, whether these are creative, sporting or academic.
“Year 11 efforts and results play an important role.”
These early entry programs are not new. However, the challenges that students have faced this year has raised the profile of early entry programs.
“At IGS, we will continue to encourage students to apply for early entry to ensure that those students wishing to pursue their tertiary education at university maximise their chances for entry.”