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For the first time since the new HSC was introduced in 2001, an HSC student has been able to successfully obtain their own raw examination marks from the NSW Board of Studies. This unprecedented level of disclosure has accelerated the NSW education system along the path to the ideal of a system that is both meaningful and publicly scrutable.

Whilst raw band cut-off marks were not explicitly revealed in the disclosed documents, a handful can be accurately estimated from the raw marks themselves.

The total weighted mark is the final raw mark for a paper after any statistical adjustments have been made to compensate for variation in difficulty between option questions. This only applies to certain courses.

NB: Raw marks are not comparable between years or between courses.


15 September 2004: Updated with initial moderated assessment marks and aligned assessment marks.

<table width=100% cellpadding=2><tr><td width=40%><font size=2>2001 Board Developed Courses</font><td width=15% align=center colspan=2><font size=2>Total Weighted<br>Mark</font><td width=15% align=center colspan=2><font size=2>Aligned Examination<br>Mark</font><td width=15% align=center colspan=2><font size=2>Initial Moderated Assessment<br>Mark</font><td width=15% align=center colspan=2><font size=2>Aligned Assessment<br>Mark</font><tr><td height="2"><font size=2>English (Advanced)</font><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>67/105</font><td width=6% height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>79/100</font><td width=6% height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">77.0/105</font><td width=6% height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">84/100</font><td width=6% height="2"><tr><td height="2"><font size=2>English Extension 1</font><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>33/50</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>44/50</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">36.3/50</font><td width=6% height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">46/50</font><td height="2"><tr><td height="2"><font size=2>English Extension 2</font><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>38/50</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>46/50</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">33.7/50</font><td width=6% height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">45/50</font><td height="2"><tr><td><font size=2>Mathematics</font><td align=right><font size=2>96/120</font><td><td align=right><font size=2>90/100</font><td><td align=right><font size="2">97.0/120</font><td width=6%><td align=right><font size=2>90/100</font><td><tr><td height="2"><font size=2>Mathematics Extension 1</font><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>56/84</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>46/50</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">44.2/84</font><td width=6% height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">41/50</font><td height="2"><tr><td height="2"><font size=2>Physics</font><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>75/100</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>85/100</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">76.5/100</font><td width=6% height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>88/100</font><td height="2"><tr><td height="2"><font size=2>Philosophy</font><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>88/100</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>HD</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">N/A</font><td width=6% height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">N/A</font><td height="2"><tr><td><tr><td height="2"><font size=2>2000 Board Developed Courses</font><tr><td height="2"><font size=2>Computing Studies (2u Common)</font><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>64/100</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>82/100</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>60.8/100</font><td width=6% height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>79/100</font><td width=6% height="2"><tr><td height="2"><font size=2>Computing Studies (3u Additional)</font><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>39/50</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size=2>45/50</font><td height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">34.0/50</font><td width=6% height="2"><td align=right height="2"><font size="2">44/50</font><td width=6% height="2"></table>
 

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How was the student able to do that? It's pretty obvious the board of studies doesn't want people to know their raw marks...
 

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Originally posted by grimreaper
How was the student able to do that?
i wish i knew...im guessing they threw the freedom of information act in their face or something.
i wonder what mine were...no, actually, i dont want to know.
 

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Originally posted by grimreaper
How was the student able to do that? It's pretty obvious the board of studies doesn't want people to know their raw marks...
The student made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW).

The Board initially decided to deny the request and the student subsequently applied to the Administrative Decisions Tribunal for a review of that decision. During the course of those proceedings, the Board was given the opportunity to re-evaluate its position. The Board decided to vary its original decision (thereby avoiding the need for a formal hearing with the Tribunal) and allowed the student to access the requested documents.
 

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Originally posted by Lazarus
The student made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW).

The Board initially decided to deny the request and the student subsequently applied to the Administrative Decisions Tribunal for a review of that decision. During the course of those proceedings, the Board was given the opportunity to re-evaluate its position. The Board decided to vary its original decision (thereby avoiding the need for a formal hearing with the Tribunal) and allowed the student to access the requested documents.
How do we know the authenticity of these results?
 

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Lazarus aren't those your result ??
they look vaguely similar to the one you posted back in 2002 if my memory serves me right
 

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If it wasn't him his application is probably already in the mail.
 

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Originally posted by Lazarus
The student made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (NSW).
Mmhm, it was you, say yes :D Few people other than law students italicise the Act's name but and leave the Parliament that passed it unitalicised :p
 

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Originally posted by Lazarus
Units | Course | Exam | Assess | HSC | Band

2001:
2 English (Advanced) 79/100 84/100 82 5
1 English Extension 1 44/50 46/50 45 E4
1 English Extension 2 46/50 45/50 46 E4
2 Mathematics 90/100 90/100 90 6
1 Mathematics Extension 1 46/50 41/50 44 E3
2 Physics 85/100 88/100 87 5
2 Philosophy - Distinction Course High Distinction N/A N/A N/A
2000:
2 Computing Studies 2u (Common) 82/100 79/100 81 (91-100%)
1 Computing Studies 3u (Additional) 45/50 44/50 45 (91-100%)

UAI: 97.35

Neither 2u english nor 2u computing studies counted.
19th July 2002 01:36 AM
thread: What UAI did you get?
http://www.boredofstudies.org/community/showthread.php?s=&postid=1524&highlight=mathematics+philosophy#post1524

HAHAHAHA some of you people are too smart for your own good

i was wondering how laz found out about this 'student'

hahaha, this is too funny


good on you for finding out your marks!
 

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Hahah, yes, well, you're all right, I just didn't really want to personalise it. :)
 

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So every single person is going to have to ask the BOS through a FOI request or are they just going to give up and allow us to fill in a form for it?
 

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I expect that, if enough interest is shown, a system will be instituted similar to that used for the clerical recheck of examination marks, requiring students to pay a nominal fee to obtain a statement of their raw marks.

The Board hasn't expressed any opinion on the issue, though - currently, FOI requests are the only way.
 

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Hmm and how long did it take you from when you launched the request? *Gets ready to launch one in december
 

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The best part is he gets to be referred to as a precedent :p
 

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Originally posted by Xayma
Hmm and how long did it take you from when you launched the request? *Gets ready to launch one in december
Well, I applied in July last year... but now that it's been done once, it should only take a few weeks... :)
 

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hey laz can u give us a brief summary of how this process runs?..like how i should apply?...do i just send them an email?


also, what u just did would look stunning in ur resume.....LoLz...congratz
 

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