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shaffy33

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Hey quickoats, I was wondering whether you are able to give e some HSC advice. As you did the last years HSC can you tell me from you pint of you whether an ATAR of 85+ is still achievable? My school marks English Standard really harshly like the grade average was 50%, my school is like ranked 90 in the state.

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I think if you study realllyyyy hard for trials and hsc you can totally still do it!
 

shaffy33

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Why not drop Business?
Well for my second business assessment i got 70% and i was above the average which was around 60%, i dont mind doing business but should i drop it as i still have the option to drop a subject
 

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Well for my second business assessment i got 70% and i was above the average which was around 60%, i dont mind doing business but should i drop it as i still have the option to drop a subject
tbh it's a good safety net
 

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Your marks “balance” thing isn’t actually how the internal HSC mark is calculated. Under your logic, someone who gets 50% across all school tasks will get an internal mark of 50, with a maximum HSC mark of 75 (if they get 100% in the final exam). This is not how it actually works - read up on moderation to see how NESA does their stuff.

The information that the BoS tends to ask when predicting atar is your marks, ranks, school rank, and number of band 6s in the subject from previous years.

From the given data, I’d say mid-high 70s (not enough info to be accurate) but if you work hard and keep the ranks up, an 85+ is achievable. Maybe focus on business studies and maths because they tend to be “easier” marks than the other subjects.

What uni degree do you want to do? Keep in mind that you might not end up needing an 85+ to do it, so don’t get too hung up or stressed out about attaining a certain mark.
 

shaffy33

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Your marks “balance” thing isn’t actually how the internal HSC mark is calculated. Under your logic, someone who gets 50% across all school tasks will get an internal mark of 50, with a maximum HSC mark of 75 (if they get 100% in the final exam). This is not how it actually works - read up on moderation to see how NESA does their stuff.

The information that the BoS tends to ask when predicting atar is your marks, ranks, school rank, and number of band 6s in the subject from previous years.

From the given data, I’d say mid-high 70s (not enough info to be accurate) but if you work hard and keep the ranks up, an 85+ is achievable. Maybe focus on business studies and maths because they tend to be “easier” marks than the other subjects.

What uni degree do you want to do? Keep in mind that you might not end up needing an 85+ to do it, so don’t get too hung up or stressed out about attaining a certain mark.
Well my aim is to do a criminology and law degree, I know the ATAR is really high, so I am hoping on early entry, I also get bonus marks as I am aiming to get into Macquarie. I am above average for all my subjects in my school.
 

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