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joshuajspence

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Do all of the option topics scale the same? Is it designed so that they are all equally hard?

Or are the option topics (section II) marks compared with the section I marks to calculate scaling for each option topic.

For example,
Two people get 90% in Section I.

One student does Industrial Chem and gets 60% in Industrial Chem. The other student does Forensic Chem and gets 80% in Forensic Chem.

Would Industrial Chem, in this case, get scaled higher?

My reason for asking this is because of that industrial chem modelling question, which I think a lot of people, including myself, may get low marks for.
 

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I was thinking the exact same thing! I reckon they would have so scale up industrial chem if heaps of people bombed it. I hope so anyways.
 

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emilymcs said:
I was thinking the exact same thing! I reckon they would have so scale up industrial chem if heaps of people bombed it. I hope so anyways.
Lol yea, can you imagine how many would bomb naming the Solvay process? :p
 

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i think that different options does scale differently
and its for this reason top school may pick 'Biochemistry of Movement' (since hardly anyone does this option) just to push their marks up.
i really have no idea, but i think it could scale differently.
 
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yeh it does get scaled
and that is actually why it is better to do the big student options
our teacher told us it would only be wise to do either industrial or shipwrecks
say 8000 do industrial, compared to say 300 for forensics (making this up)
nad that many people do forensics because they have a teacher whos pro at it/specialised in it at uni or something
so it would be hard to beat a lot of them
so even if you did well, then you would come 100/300
but assuming everyone does evenly for core sections
that would put you like 3000/8000 in industrial, so you would get scaled down

so yeh hope you do well in industrial, and everyone else (especially the people did well in core) bombs it
 

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so say u get a overall mark of 75...would that get scaledd to the 80s or will u just get that markkkk...in other words is 75 a good enuf mark to get u to a band 5 ??
 

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I had about 15 mins left and just that modelling question to do and I couldn't remember it, and when I finally did, it was too late to write anything.
Can you actually remember doing it or did you just have a difficult time explaining it? I had to draw diagrams, and they weren't v.good. :S
Just generally though, my Maths4u teacher gave us some pages with scalings from the 04 HSC, the top 1/2 did 75 or better, 75 got scaled back to 65.8 . Most things scale down, but that's just for HSC, not nessessarily UAI
 

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Unwant3d said:
i think that different options does scale differently

and its for this reason top school may pick 'Biochemistry of Movement' (since hardly anyone does this option) just to push their marks up.

i really have no idea, but i think it could scale differently.
Okay! Some options are harder then others because of the availablity of researches. A school may choose to do the biochemistry of movement topic, but would only do so if they had the resources and/or they believed the class was capable of completing the topic.. ie, industrial chemistry would be the best because there are a large number of resources and it revisits a lot of taught concepts, such as Le Chatelier's principle.
Do not worry about the options or whether one scales better then the other (cause they might not). They are actually designed to better cater for students that have different focuses - as you would in university.:)D I want to be a geochemist.)
+Industrial chemistry is a topic focused on concepts actually in the chemical industry.
+biochemistry of movement focuses on biochemistry.
+shipwrecks is more of applied chemistry.
+chemistry of art, though clearly involving application in art, it involves a number of concepts from the physics syllabus.
+forensic chemistry - clearly described in the title
 

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