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What's in an ATAR? Answers from Career Counsellor, Gordon Doyle

Posted by Peter Barnes on January 13, 2016 at 4:51 PM

Peter Barnes

Do you have a child has just finished their secondary education? Or one that will be doing so in the next few years?

Or perhaps you have sat your HSC in NSW or VCE in Victoria (or the equivalent in other Australia states) a few years ago and now you want to go to University? Will your ATAR be enough or are there other pathways ways to uni?

But what is an ATAR anyway, and what does it really mean? Career Counsellor, Gordon Doyle explains in a conversation on The Learning Capacity Podcast:

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Five Common Causes of Anxiety About Transitioning From School

Posted by Peter Barnes on January 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Peter Barnes

Many students find the final year of high school can be particularly challenging.

As well as the pressure of preparing and sitting for their final exams, students can become anxious about what happens after they leave school.

The Learning Capacity Podcast spoke with career counsellor, Gordon Doyle about the most common causes of this anxiety, and what students, their parents and teachers can do to help reduce it.


Gordon Doyle has been a career counsellor in schools and private practice for over 20 years and has seen first hand how students react to the stresses involved in transitioning from school.

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Topics: Podcasts, Careers

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