Subject selections are coming up this term and I'll have to make a daring decision whether to choose Standard or Advanced English. I'm aiming for an Atar of 80 but have heard that Standard murders your Atar and isn't that significantly easier than advanced. My essays skills are quite excellent as I have been getting consistent marks of high marks in the 90s for subjects like History and Commerce. I've also been noticing through research that more students are getting band 6s in Advanced, which is evident in my school where over 50% attained a band 6 and a further 45% attained a band 5, whilst only 3 students attained a band 6 in standard. Is standard truly an Atar killer?