Congratulations to our 17 ASMS students who have already secured their place at Flinders University!

The Portfolio Accreditation for Tertiary Entrance (PATE) arrangement with Flinders University, means that these students have now been accepted into a wide range of degrees, avoiding end-of-year exam stress.

Glenys Thompson, Deputy Principal, said achieving an ATAR is no longer the only way for Year 12s to enter university.

“There‚Äôs a multitude of different ways of getting where you want to be. The portfolio approach is an authentic way of demonstrating university readiness, allowing students to demonstrate their capabilities by way of problems solved and challenges overcome.” she said

ASMS Alumni, Paige Lawson has started a Bachelor of Science (Molecular Bioscience) this year at Flinders University, after being accepted in the program based on her Year 12 research into how effective organic soap is compared to synthetic, shop-bought soap and how bacteria is changed through soap use.

“Because of how I was doing with my work, and the updates (feedback) from teachers, I knew by Term 3 that I was definitely going to get into the course. I know I got in based on my achievements, rather than the ATAR which is really just comparing (how you are ranked) to everyone else.” she said.