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    School effecting ATAR?

    Hello,

    I'm currently in year 11 and in a 250s ranked high school in NSW, I'm planining to get 90+ ATAR for my HSC and unfortunately I'm in a crap school with lots of drop-kicks which is not so good. I do:

    Ext 1 Maths
    Biology
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    Maths Advanced

    and in every subject there are a few hard working student. can my school ruin my dream of a nice atar even if i work fairly hard?


    thanks

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    Re: School effecting ATAR?

    I’m in the exact same boat as you, I’m in prelims and my school is ranked in the 250’s and I do

    3U Maths
    Phys
    Bio
    Chem

    I would like to know the answer to the question as well

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    Re: School effecting ATAR?

    if you work hard and rank highly in all your subjects it won't affect you. but you should know that your cohort can drag you down. it is possible to get 90+ atar at schools that aren't ranked highly if you work hard and aim to be in the top 1-5 in each of your subjects
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    Re: School effecting ATAR?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowshaft View Post
    I’m in the exact same boat as you, I’m in prelims and my school is ranked in the 250’s and I do

    3U Maths
    Phys
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    I would like to know the answer to the question as well
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    Re: School effecting ATAR?

    Quote Originally Posted by c8 View Post
    if you work hard and rank highly in all your subjects it won't affect you. but you should know that your cohort can drag you down. it is possible to get 90+ atar at schools that aren't ranked highly if you work hard and aim to be in the top 1-5 in each of your subjects
    thank you... i'm also looking for other people answering this matter.

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    Re: School effecting ATAR?

    Get in the top bands and in the top ranks and your school won't really affect your ATAR. Pretty much was c8 said

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    Re: School effecting ATAR?

    Quote Originally Posted by MONONYMOUS View Post
    Get in the top bands and in the top ranks and your school won't really affect your ATAR. Pretty much was c8 said
    won't really affect your ATAR

    this is the part that freaks me out. I can change my school right now! is it worth it?

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    Re: School effecting ATAR?

    If you're first you won't be affected at all since first place's assessment mark is the highest external mark as well. My friend from a school around urs got 99.75 and another one in ranked 400s got in the 95s for atar so dw
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    Re: School effecting ATAR?

    Yea the only downside to not going to a selective school, is that your not getting the competitiion with ranks, that makes you want to study harder. Although if you are motivated enough, then you can any atar you want, just make sure if your 2nd or 3rd, the people above u, are not going to fuck up their hsc and are going to study

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    Re: School effecting ATAR?

    that friend is you

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    Re: School effecting ATAR?

    don't worry, my school's rank was 250+ and I still managed to get a decent atar, just make sure you get good rankings
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    Re: School effecting ATAR?

    If you work hard, and after trials share your notes and resources then you can succeed in getting a good ATAR. At the end of the day it is not the school as such that sets the ATAR, rather the performance of students within the school. Plus if you rank first then you set how well you do.
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