Yes, it's still possible to get 99+ ATAR.In the last month I've been, for the most of it, struck with my marks for our first internal assessments.
My school ranks around 25-30 in NSW on average.
I worked extremely hard this term however I just got flattened due to my mind betraying me in the exam itself (have a tendency to work way to slow, make horrible judgements due to nerve, self-consciousness of slow tempo and consequently not reading the question properly or making common sense errors).
[15%]Adv. English: 14/20 (Module A 1984/Metropolis - estimating for now), likely 75/100 in year
[15%]Physics: 14/21 (practical exam), 35th out of ~70
[15%]Economics: 21/35, 44th out of 56
[10%]Ext1 Maths: 27.5/30, equal 21st in year out of ~80
[10%]2U Maths: 28.5/35, 44th in year out of ~80
[05%]Modern History: 16/25, guessing 52nd out of 60
[x%] weightings are of HSC Assessment - not sure about Mod His however. Is it uncommon for schools to factor in the 50% weighted final HSC exams in?
There is a total of ~200 students in my year.
I have unreal ambitions for the HSC and don't doubt my willingness to work, however how much of this partial 'f*ck-up' has already costed me my more fantasy-like ATAR goals? If I were to persist with these marks what ATAR would I get? If I were to make an idealistic repair to methods of studying and perfect my in-exam flow, gaining near-top marks which better reflect the time I spend working, would I still be able to get a top mark?