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    School Ranks

    Hello everyone!

    I have a question; Does the rank of your school play a role in determining your ATAR?

    Like say your school is ranked 70th compared to 345th, does that mean you're more likely to get a higher ATAR?
    I thought that your school wasn't used in ATAR calculations, but I could be wrong....

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    Re: School Ranks

    Yeah the school isn't used in calculating your atar
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    Re: School Ranks

    I don't think it's directly used to calculate your ATAR but your internal mark is going to be scaled up more if you're in a school that's ranked higher.
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    Re: School Ranks

    Quote Originally Posted by Sp3ctre View Post
    I don't think it's directly used to calculate your ATAR but your internal mark is going to be scaled up more if you're in a school that's ranked higher.
    The school rank is literally irrelevant to your internal and external mark. If you're first in a rank 700 school and get 100 your internal and external mark will be 100 etc as seen by the person who got 100 in english advanced and was from a school ranked 300+
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    Re: School Ranks

    School rank is used and it is important in moderating internal ranks Eg. First in ENGLISH ADV in Baulkham hills HS is a lot more difficult than a +300 rank school, thus it is moderated appropriately

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    Re: School Ranks

    It plays no role at all.

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    Re: School Ranks

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie M View Post
    School rank is used and it is important in moderating internal ranks Eg. First in ENGLISH ADV in Baulkham hills HS is a lot more difficult than a +300 rank school, thus it is moderated appropriately
    It doesn't because the first in state for english was from like rank 300+ school. The only way school rank affects you is that there's more smart people in high ranked schools so you have a better chance of people boosting your assessment mark by getting really high
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    Re: School Ranks

    Not if you come first by a long shot... the moderation process is very complicated. Eddie Woo (a former James Ruse maths teacher) explains it much better than I can :

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