Find out more about assumed knowledge

Griffith operates in an Assumed Knowledge framework. To enable you to successfully complete the first year of some degrees, it is assumed that through your senior secondary school studies, or equivalent, you will have achieved a minimum level of knowledge in certain subjects.

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Subject prerequisites

All Griffith degrees have English (4,SA) as a subject prerequisite. This means that you must achieve a minimum of four semesters of Sound Achievement across Years 11 and 12.

Some degrees also require a Mathematics and/or Science subject prerequisite.

Students commencing Year 11 from 2019 will graduate with an Australia Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) and the English prerequisite for all Griffith degrees will be a minimum grade of C in Units 3 and 4 in one of English, Literature, English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language.

What is assumed knowledge?

Assumed knowledge is not assessable, however, some degrees recommend you have foundational knowledge in one or more of the following Queensland Year 12 subjects: Maths (A, B or C); Physics, Chemistry or Biology. If you want to know the content of each of these subjects, please visit Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Find equivalent subjects and bridging courses

Our listing of equivalent subjects includes the changes to these Queensland Year 12 subjects for 2021 and beyond.

Recommended studies may also be listed to encourage applicants to consider these foundational content areas, however, they are not as crucial as assumed knowledge.



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