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    Fishy Ranks

    Hi guys,

    When checking my ranks today on Students Online, I discovered that my rank in maths extension 1 was second, when it is actually equal first. When talking with my school, they justified it by saying that the ranks are as they are because the first ranker does maths extension 2, which I don't - hence when they work it out for said first ranker, because she does extension 2 it counts for double or something along those lines, therefore she beats me ever so slightly.

    Now this sounds legit, but I don't really understand and I am really triggered right now - I need a good internal mark to correct a slightly less than perfect extension 1 mark due to my stupid nerves at the start of the paper.

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    Re: Fishy Ranks

    Quote Originally Posted by bjw22 View Post
    Hi guys,

    When checking my ranks today on Students Online, I discovered that my rank in maths extension 1 was second, when it is actually equal first. When talking with my school, they justified it by saying that the ranks are as they are because the first ranker does maths extension 2, which I don't - hence when they work it out for said first ranker, because she does extension 2 it counts for double or something along those lines, therefore she beats me ever so slightly.

    Now this sounds legit, but I don't really understand and I am really triggered right now - I need a good internal mark to correct a slightly less than perfect extension 1 mark due to my stupid nerves at the start of the paper.

    Cheers guys!!
    They are separate courses, so performance in EXT 2 shouldn't impact upon EXT 1 rank
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    Re: Fishy Ranks

    Quote Originally Posted by Karldahemster View Post
    They are separate courses, so performance in EXT 2 shouldn't impact upon EXT 1 rank
    Yeah that's what I thought, it sounds a bit strange. I don't know what to do because I've already called and been sort of alright with it, but the more I think about it the more it doesn't sound right...
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    Re: Fishy Ranks

    If you tied first in state with someone else who did MX2, then their MX2 mark will be used to determine who comes first in MX1. Likewise if 2 people tied 1st in state for 2u, but one (or both) did MX1, then the MX1 marks will also come into play. Same situation happens if 2 people tied first in MX2, then their MX1 marks will also come into play.

    Read the first section of http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au...irst-in-course

    It's possible that your school is using a similar procedure (or maybe all schools are required to do this). I'm just speculating on this as a possible explanation for your situation, so I could be completely wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blyatman View Post
    If you tied first in state with someone else who did MX2, then their MX2 mark will be used to determine who comes first in MX1. Likewise if 2 people tied 1st in state for 2u, but one (or both) did MX1, then the MX1 marks will also come into play. Same situation happens if 2 people tied first in MX2, then their MX1 marks will also come into play.

    Read the first section of http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au...irst-in-course

    It's possible that your school is using a similar procedure (or maybe all schools are required to do this). I'm just speculating on this as a possible explanation for your situation, so I could be completely wrong.
    That makes a lot of sense too. The only thing I was also thinking, is that I think (my teacher and I discussed this a while ago so I hope I remember this right) the said first ranker actually beat me by 0.00000...1. I guess then maybe that could also be why?

    Can two equal first ranks be uploaded by the school to the Board - if not then I guess that solves it?
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    Re: Fishy Ranks

    Quote Originally Posted by bjw22 View Post
    That makes a lot of sense too. The only thing I was also thinking, is that I think (my teacher and I discussed this a while ago so I hope I remember this right) the said first ranker actually beat me by 0.00000...1. I guess then maybe that could also be why?

    Can two equal first ranks be uploaded by the school to the Board - if not then I guess that solves it?
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    I can't even access my Students Online account!!! Is anyone else experiencing this??
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    Re: Fishy Ranks

    Quote Originally Posted by bjw22 View Post
    That makes a lot of sense too. The only thing I was also thinking, is that I think (my teacher and I discussed this a while ago so I hope I remember this right) the said first ranker actually beat me by 0.00000...1. I guess then maybe that could also be why?

    Can two equal first ranks be uploaded by the school to the Board - if not then I guess that solves it?
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    Me! I cant access it either. I've tried to log on a few times and it just says "Access to your Students Online account is currently unavailable." I was thinking maybe the server is overloaded? But i dont know.. its annoying though

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    Re: Fishy Ranks

    lol I can't login either. That's really strange then... why not just put in equal first??
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