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    Re: Does Biology scale better than 2u mathematics??

    2u math has a slightly better scaling than biology.
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    Re: Does Biology scale better than 2u mathematics??

    http://rawmarks.info/wiki/Mathematics
    http://rawmarks.info/wiki/Biology
    Very similar, getting a small vibe for 2u > biology tho, similar to ichila101
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    Re: Does Biology scale better than 2u mathematics??

    Quote Originally Posted by supR View Post
    http://rawmarks.info/wiki/Mathematics
    http://rawmarks.info/wiki/Biology
    Very similar, getting a small vibe for 2u > biology tho, similar to ichila101
    This is aligning, scaling is done by UAC.
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    Re: Does Biology scale better than 2u mathematics??

    https://www.uac.edu.au/assets/docume...ing-report.pdf

    A couple of things to bring to your attention:

    Table A2 shows the mark distribution by course


    1. Median HSC Marks
    - Median HSC mark in Biology was 76
    - Median mark in Mathematics was 81 -- this is ~7% higher than Biology

    2. Band 5/6
    - 12% B6 and 28% B5 for Biology (40% B5/6)
    - 24% B6 and 30% B5 (54% B5/6) -- this is 35% higher than Biology

    Table A3 shows the relationship between HSC Marks and Scaled marks

    3. Average 'scaled' mark
    - Average mark in Biology (37.4) resulted in a scaled mark of 26.2
    - Average mark in Mathematics (39.2) resulted in a scaled mark of 31.2 (~20% higher than Biology)

    4. Top 1 / 10 / 25 % scaled marks
    - Top 1% of mark for Biology (47.5) scaled to 45.7
    - Top 1% of mark for Mathematics (49.5) scaled to 48.3

    - Top 10% of mark for Biology (45) scaled to 40
    - Top 10% of mark for Mathematics (47) scaled to 43.4

    - Top 25% of mark for Biology (42.5) scaled to 34.4
    - Top 25% of mark for Mathematics (44.5) scaled to 38.9

    5. Scaling of similar HSC marks
    - HSC mark of 45.0 scaled to 40.0 and 47.5 scaled to 45.3 for Biology
    - HSC mark of 44.5 scaled to 38.9 and 47 scaled to 43.4 for Mathematics


    Table A5 shows the scaled mark distribution by course

    - Over 90% of students in biology receive a scaled mark of less than 40
    - Less than 80% of students in Mathematics receive a scaled mark of less than 40


    In Summary, the stats show:

    1. It is 'easier' to get a higher HSC mark in Mathematics (please do note that there is a difference in the quality of the cohort between Mathematics 2u and Biology)
    2. Due to this higher average, HSC Mathematics students receive a higher average scaled mark than HSC Biology students
    3. For similar HSC Marks, they scale comparatively, with Biology scaling a little higherå
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