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    Band 2

    Is band 2 good, its an a pass ?

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    Re: Band 2

    Depends on what you are aiming for in life/school.
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    Re: Band 2

    Which subject? Be difficult to get 50 or above as an ATAR for most subjects.
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    Re: Band 2

    I just was asking

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    Re: Band 2

    Band 2 is 50 or more out of 100 so is a “pass”.
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    Re: Band 2

    Quote Originally Posted by UP AND GO View Post
    Is band 2 good, its an a pass ?
    Band 2's are not good. Usually that puts you in the bottom 10-20% of the cohort who did that subject.

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    Re: Band 2

    I'm just curious why dose NESA list band 2 as an pass 50% but it is considered as a failure, its kinda weird do you think ?

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    Re: Band 2

    Quote Originally Posted by UP AND GO View Post
    I'm just curious why dose NESA list band 2 as an pass 50% but it is considered as a failure, its kinda weird do you think ?
    If you were to average a band 2 for all your subjects you would get an atar around 50%, which is a useless atar as it is below all the University degree cut offs...

    Expect of course if your goal is to study gender/woman studies at Western Sydney Uni

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    Re: Band 2

    Quote Originally Posted by UP AND GO View Post
    I'm just curious why dose NESA list band 2 as an pass 50% but it is considered as a failure, its kinda weird do you think ?
    50% is relative since it's scaled and not a raw mark. There's also no notion of a fail score in the HSC. It's just a mark that reflects how you performed, and you're not required to repeat a course so the concept of "pass" or "fail" can't really be applied.

    Also, the threshold for a "pass" mark varies. In most Australian universities, a P (pass) refers to a mark >50%. But in the US, an F (fail) grade is awarded if you get below 70.
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