Northern Consortium United Kingdom's International Foundation Year

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from students who have completed and been awarded the Northern Consortium United Kingdom Foundation Year (NCUK) qualification. To be admitted to the University, you must:

  • satisfy the University's English language competence requirement by satisfactory performance in one of the English subjects detailed in the table below;
  • achieve a sufficient number of points to be offered a place; and
  • satisfy any prerequisite subject requirements for your chosen course and major.

Minimum entry scores

NCUK students must meet equivalent entry standards to other applicants. The following table provides an overview of the points considered equivalent to various Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks.

NCUK Points ATAR equivalent
NCUK Points NCUK Points ATAR equivalent NCUK Points ATAR equivalent 8.00 ATAR equivalent 80
NCUK Points NCUK Points ATAR equivalent NCUK Points ATAR equivalent 12.5 ATAR equivalent 92
NCUK Points NCUK Points ATAR equivalent NCUK Points ATAR equivalent 14.0 ATAR equivalent 96
NCUK Points NCUK Points ATAR equivalent NCUK Points ATAR equivalent 14.5 ATAR equivalent 98

Notes

  1. The aggregate is calculated from points, from the best three modules, or where one module can be substituted with two half modules
  2. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is not counted
  3. NCUK results are generally recorded as letter grades, based on the below table
Grade (Full Module) Grade (Half Module) Points

A*

 

5

A

 

4

B

 

3

 

A*

2.5

C

A

2

 

B

1.5

D

C

1

 

D

0.5

E

E

0

Equivalent subjects

The following table shows the NCUK subject equivalents to WA Certificate of Education courses, which will satisfy course and major prerequisites.

WA Course NCUK Subject

English/Literature

‘English for Academic Purposes’ (EAP) - A ‘B’ grade or higher (60% or higher) with no band less than C

Mathematics Applications ATAR

Mathematics (Half Module) – A score of 50% / C or higher

Mathematics Methods ATAR

No equivalent

Mathematics Specialist ATAR

Mathematics Business – A score of 50% / C or higher

Mathematics Science – A score of 50% / C or higher

Mathematics Engineering – A score of 50% / C or higher

Further Mathematics – A score of 50% / C or higher

Chemistry ATAR

Chemistry – A score of 50% / C or higher

Physics ATAR

Physics – A score of 50% / C or higher

Biology ATAR

Not yet assessed