# What is the Band 6 cut-off (1 Viewer)

#### Buiboi

##### Member
yeah i read somewehre that its around a 95....thats awesome!

#### The Thinker

##### "I can't get no sleep"
lol.....what would a raw mark of say in the 40s get ya in terms of a 'band' and 'scaling'???

#### watatank

##### =)
you mean what would your aligned mark be?

probably somewhere in the 50's if you're lucky.

#### RavenWing278

##### New Member
what would a mark of between 85-92/120 translate to?

#### watatank

##### =)
high band 5- low band 6

#### RavenWing278

##### New Member
legendary mate..=)

#### williamc

##### Active Member
The Thinker said:
lol.....what would a raw mark of say in the 40s get ya in terms of a 'band' and 'scaling'???
na watank you're completely wrong, low raw marks ALIGN well but would scale poorly. If you sit the exam and do a decent attempt (liek 15/120) you are guranteed a band 2.

I saw a raw mark of 20% align to 60% in chemistry. (yes if only 60% aligned to 100%)

Whilst that might seem good, scaled that is extremely low.
The Board of Studies also uses aligning to compress the state into bands. EG. a raw mark deviation 60-80/120, would roughly only align to 75-84/120. Where a 20 mark raw deviation aligned to a 9 mark difference. Also quite the opposite can happen at the top end of the scale. 100-110/120 would align somewhere inbetween 93-95/100 were a 10 mark difference aligns into a 2 mark difference. So raw marks at the VERY bottom of the spectrum align very well.

To add further to the comedy, someone from geo last year went up to the teacher and said LOL there must be a mistake with my hsc results, i only attempted 40 marks and left after an hour and got 64 aligned. Although, seeing as 64 is below state average, that scaled mark (used in cal. for UAI) would be extremely poor.

Band cut-offs would be around: (im estimating from previous FOI's and paper difficulty)

Band 1/2(50): 15/120
Band 2/3 (60): 30/120
Band 3/4 (70): 50/120
Band 4/5 (80): 67-70/120
Band 5/6 (90): 95-97/120

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#### Armenikum

##### Member
farahodish said:
LOLLLLLLLL! hey mate, same.
I almost cried from joy when he said that..
but then again, last year's paper WAS harder.
i think the cutoff will be higher, but not by MUCHHHH.

... right? LOL

*curls up into denial ball*
Who said last year's paper was harder? Personally, I found it more easier, and I was able to get most of the marks in question 10 as they broke it up and i only lost 2 marks, whereas this year it was 4 marks for a part.

Is there a definitive guide to how hard the exam was, or do we wait to see our results?

#### Scorch

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If I was to get a raw mark of mid-high 80s, would that be enough to get me a band 5, I wonder?

I mean, even if I got 88/120, that's only 73%, so would that really get aligned that much to get a band 5?

#### cheeseoids74

##### New Member
farahodish said:
85/120 believe it or not.
my teacher told me same thing and hes marked hsc for last 15years or some junk...he said that like an 82/120 scales to at least a high band 5 an if u get anythin above that then ur laughing. i dont know how that works, there just must be some massive spastics doing this course which makes the reasonably intelligent people look good.

#### katherinemagill

##### New Member
:rofl:
farahodish said:
LOLLLLLLLL! hey mate, same.
I almost cried from joy when he said that..
but then again, last year's paper WAS harder.
i think the cutoff will be higher, but not by MUCHHHH.

... right? LOL

*curls up into denial ball*

#### pks365

##### New Member
Hey guyz, what do you think a raw score of 110/120 will get after all scaling (final mark)?

Hope u guyz went well in the exams.......

#### dwatt

##### Member
pks365 said:
Hey guyz, what do you think a raw score of 110/120 will get after all scaling (final mark)?

Hope u guyz went well in the exams.......
Fucking good, that's what that'll get.

#### Platinum

##### Member
pks365 said:
Hey guyz, what do you think a raw score of 110/120 will get after all scaling (final mark)?

Hope u guyz went well in the exams.......
Wow....well done . Id say somewhere 94-96

#### Mariapee

##### New Member
You better believe its right or you'll be sent to Siberia!