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    Amount of Band 6s

    I'm a little confused with why for a good atar estimate you need to know how much b6's per sub last year?
    Can someone fill me in on why this is?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Amount of Band 6s

    Estimation of the strength of the cohort. Of course can change year to year, but around the same I guess.
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    Re: Amount of Band 6s

    If you're like 6th and your school gets around 10 a year we can estimate you as a band 6 for that subject.

    To check this use topscores or hscninja
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    Re: Amount of Band 6s

    Quote Originally Posted by cloud edwards View Post
    I'm a little confused with why for a good atar estimate you need to know how much b6's per sub last year?
    Can someone fill me in on why this is?

    Thanks in advance
    That's true if your school has a large cohort each year that consistently performs around the same level. For example, say last year got around 20 people out of 80 in English (Adv.) that achieved Band 6 - this means that in order to increase your chances of a Band 6 in English (which as such increases your ATAR estimate), you should be in the top 20 in your cohort as this was the amount of people that achieved this mark last year.

    However, if you're like me and go to a small school where some years are stronger than others, then this whole notion of 'Band 6s last year' isn't as useful. For example, last year's cohort in my school (2016 cohort) was extremely strong and 7 out of 15 people achieved a Band 6 for English although this number was a lot less (I think) in the 2015 cohort.
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    Re: Amount of Band 6s

    Ah, i see, thanks!

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    Re: Amount of Band 6s

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    Ah, i see, thanks!
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