What is AUSMAT? Is it like SAM?

AUSMAT is different than SAM. It is equivalent to the final year (Year 12) of secondary schools in Western Australia. It enables students to gain admission into year one of bachelor degree programmes in Australia as well as in the UK, New Zealand, the US, Canada, Russia, Germany, Singapore, and private universities in Malaysia.An internationally-recognised pre-university programme, AUSMAT is administered by the Curriculum Council of Western Australia. Students are graded based on their performance throughout the year, much like SAM. The student’s score (based on best four subjects) is ranked for the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for university application at undergraduate level. This arrangement not only helps to remove pressure from the single year-end assessment, but also provides opportunities for the usage of a variety of assessment techniques in determining the student’s’ standard of achievement.Students are required to take five subjects including English as an Additional Language (EAL/D) or English. The remaining four subjects can be a combination of these subjects: Applicable Mathematics, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Accounting, Information Systems, German, and others.