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What are you going to do next year?

From this time of the year, you need to start considering what subjects you wish to undertake for the Preliminary & HSC year. This decision is probably the most important decision that you have to make in Year 10. When you choose subjects, you may also consider the number of units that you take. It is usual for the majority of students to take the minimum of 12 units in Preliminary year and probably less in the HSC year.

1 unit = 60 hours of study

I advise you to choose subjects based on:
  1. How much you enjoy that particular subject
  2. How good you are in that subject
  3. How important that subject is in regards to your future career.
Another minor factors that you would like to consider are:
  1. Amount of work required for that particular subject
  2. Scaling
  3. Teachers & friends (last one to be considered).

Aboriginal Studies
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):15.8/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15000.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/aboriginalstud_syl.pdf

Agriculture
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 21.7/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15010.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/aboriginalstud_syl.pdf

Ancient History
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 25.0/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15020.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/ancient_history_stg6_04.pdf

Biology
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 26.9/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15030.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/biology_stg6_syl.pdf

Business Studies
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 23.6/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15040.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/businessstudies_syl.pdf

Chemistry
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 31.3/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15050.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/chemistry_stg6_syl.pdf

Community & Family Studies
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 20.0/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15060.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/comfamstudies_syl.pdf

Dance
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 23.3/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15070.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/dance_syl.pdf

Design & Technology
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 21.5/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15080.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/designtech_syl.pdf

Drama
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 24.4/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15090.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/drama_syl.pdf

Earth & Environmental Science
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 24.5/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15100.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/earthscience_stg6_syl_03.pdf

Economics
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 31.2/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15110.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/economics_syl.pdf

Engineering Studies
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 25.0/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15120.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/enginstudies_syl.pdf

English Standard
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 17.7/50 *
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15130.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/english_syl.pdf **

English Advanced
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 31.2/50 *
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15140.php
Syllabus: **

ESL
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 21.4/50 *
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15150.php
Syllabus: **

English Extension 1
Number of units: 1
Average scaling (2007): 36.3/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15160.php
Syllabus: **

English Extension 2
Number of units: 1
Average scaling (2007): 36.6/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15170.php
Syllabus: **

Food Technology
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 19.7/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15180.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/foodtechnology_syl.pdf


This is the first part of the series. You have to realise that scaling is done afresh every year according to different cohort. Syllabus may change (e.g. English syllabus).

* Standard & Advanced English are scaled in the same way. It is just that the students doing Advanced English are generally (academically) better than those doing Stadard English.
** English syllabus contains all the English syllabuses.
 
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what was the average scaling for Extension 1 Maths?
 

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mle43 said:
where did you get all this info from?
From all the websites I know (e.g. boardofstudies, boredofstudies, UAC).
 

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Geography
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007): 25.7/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15190.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/geography_syl.pdf

Information Processes & Technology
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):21.9/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15210.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/geography_syl.pdf

Legal Studies
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):25.3/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15220.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/legalstudies_syl.pdf

General Mathematics
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):21.0/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15230.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/maths_general_syl.pdf

Mathematics
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):30.5/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15240.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/maths23u_syl.pdf *

Mathematics Extension 1
Number of units: 1 (with Mathematics) and 2 (with Mathematics Extension 2)
Average scaling (2007):39.6/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15250.php
Syllabus: *

Mathematics Extension 2
Number of units: 2 (with Extension 1)
Average scaling (2007): 43.7/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15260.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/maths4u_syl.pdf

Modern History
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):27.4/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15270.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/mod_history_stg6_syl.pdf

History Extension
Number of units: 1
Average scaling (2007):34.0/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15280.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/historyext_syl.pdf

Music 1
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):22.0/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15290.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/music1_syl.pdf

Music 2
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):32.8/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15300.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/music2ext_syl.pdf **

Music Extension
Number of units: 1
Average scaling (2007):34.7/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15310.php
Syllabus: **

PDH&PE, PD/H/PE or PDHPE
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):23.3/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15320.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/pdhpe_syl.pdf

Physics
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):30.2/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15330.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/physics_stg6_syl.pdf

Senior Science
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):20.1/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15340.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/science_senior_stg6_syl.pdf

Society & Culture
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):23.9/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15350.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/societycult_syl.pdf

Software Design & Development
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):24.6/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...7_12_15360.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/softwaredesign_syl.pdf

Studies of Religion I
Number of units: 1
Average scaling (2007):26.9/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15370.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/studies_religion_syl_05.pdf ***

Studies of Religion II
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):27.7/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15380.php
Syllabus: ***

Textiles & Design
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):22.2/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15390.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/textilesdesign_syl.pdf

Visual Arts
Number of units: 2
Average scaling (2007):22.8/50
Performance Band Descriptors (2007): http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ebos/static/BDHSC_2007_12_15400.php
Syllabus: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/visualarts_syl.pdf

* Mathematics syllabus contains syllabuses for both 2 Unit Mathematics and 3 Unit Mathematics
** Music 2 syllabus contains syllabuses for both Music 2 and Music Extension
*** Studies of Religion syllabus contains syllabuses for both Studies of Religion I and Studies of Religion II

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I had no idea that Studies of Religion had decent scaling.
 

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I am sorry if I didn't post up any language subjects. I posted up subjects that have high number of student canditure. If you want info on specific subject, I am glad to broaden the details of that particular subject. It is important to know as much as you can. I don't want you to regret at the end (like I do).

If you have any doubts, just post up here.
 

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Trajan said:
I had no idea that Studies of Religion had decent scaling.
Well. That basically means that Studies of Religion has a presence of academically strong canditure (and it's probably true). :)
 

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Trajan said:
I had no idea that Studies of Religion had decent scaling.
Yeah it's Catholic Studies which is crap :eek: (no offense to anyone).
 

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fOR3V3RPINKKKK said:
Business Services isn't there. So cut!
Hahahahahaha...

As I said, if I were to post up every single subject, it would take me 3 hours to do it. If you want info on that, I am glad to do some research and give you the details (but I doubt you do since you already completed your HSC). :) :) :)
 

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Aplus said:
Yeah it's Catholic Studies which is crap :eek: (no offense to anyone).
Catholic Studies is not a HSC subject anyway. So it does not count towards your UAI even if you were to do it. :)
 

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fOR3V3RPINKKKK said:
why dont you come up with more orginal come backs or fuck off :)
Well this isn't Non-School so I'm kind of restricted.
 

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fOR3V3RPINKKKK said:
Business Services is better than the majority of the subjects that you put up. And yes I would like the link.
what makes business services so special.
 

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One word sums it up= its practical.
 

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mle43 said:
Holy crap, all of my subjects scale over 30/50
(except PE, which im dropping)

Mathematics Extension 2
Average scaling (2007): 43.7/50
:D:D
And you know that Mathematics Extension 2 has got the highest scaling, don't you? :D :D
 

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lyounamu said:
. It is important to know as much as you can. I don't want you to regret at the end (like I do).
Just outa curiosity namu... what do u regret about your subject choices?
 

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