Agree with this +100000000000000000ATAR matters more than you think. Considering that the amount of graduates in competitive fields like law and business is unprecedentedly high numerically, employers have no choice but to use the individual's ATAR as a means of deciding whether or not they can progress to the interview stage. Thus, the candidates competition is not merely a confluence of his university grades and extracurricular activities, it also becomes a matter of the ATAR. It was mentioned on the other forum. Generally, 95+ is the standard too, for jobs like top tier at a law firm, which is the very field OP is in.
Someone in the field was talking about this on another thread.
I just RAGE SO MUCH when people say that "the hsc is not important, blah, blah,blah and all those crap!"
The people who usually say that the HSC is "not important", and there are "many better things in the grand scheme of life" are usually:
1. Ironically, low achievers themselves, therefore being jealous and envious of those who did well, worked extremely hard all year round/ naturally gifted and try to belittle others in their HSC achievements to make themselves not feeling too bad about their bad ATAR. (Met a lot of these kind of ppl which make me feel like I wanna LMFAO).
2. Those who do not aim high, so therefore achieving a high ATAR is pointless to them in the first place anyway.
3. Like no.2, those who fail to see how f******king competitive is it to get into the top tier firms and just opt to be mediocre in life. That's like saying: oh, I got a 50 atar, the hsc is not important and therefore I can still do medicine. <---- bahahahahhahahahahahahahha!!
Seriously sick of seeing this weakling culture prevalent in this society and it ironically is contagious in schools!
The HSC IS IMPORTANT! It does determine will you actually soar up high in life, or walk the low road down. So guys, please, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT LET those losers and weaklings belittle you! AIM AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE and you'll NEVER regret it!!!!!
Treat the ATAR like a magic key, which the higher you get, it can magically open many doors to your great future!