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  1. jimmysmith560

    Whats the best University?

    The reason I included WSU there (with the "potentially soon" remark) is because they are in fact collaborating with UNSW directly in that regard. The upcoming WSU Engineering Innovation Hub is thus expected to be a game-changer for WSU in terms of Engineering (including degrees and research)...
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    Is it normal to give up studying on the HSC when offered early entry?

    This is correct. UAC states the following: If you don't pay the processing charge, your application can't be processed and you won't be made an offer. https://www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/fees/uac-charges
  3. jimmysmith560

    Can somebody help with this question?

    The answer is $2000, i.e. (D). This question is from the 2011 Economics HSC exam. I hope this helps! :D
  4. jimmysmith560

    Bio or Extension Science?

    Perhaps Biology and Science Extension are nearly identical in terms of alignment then. I noticed the same 1% difference also applies in 2020 (a 17% increase in Science Extension vs an 18% increase in Biology). 🤔
  5. jimmysmith560

    Bio or Extension Science?

    This is raw mark and aligned mark data provided by students who completed Science Extension. It is accessible using the following link: https://rawmarks.info/science/science-extension/ Keep in mind that the process of alignment applies to the Examination Mark.
  6. jimmysmith560

    Bio or Extension Science?

    In addition to the above, it seems as though Science Extension is different from the discontinued Senior Science subject in this regard. If we get a bit more technical and take a look at raw mark and aligned mark data for Science Extension, we can deduce that it aligns rather well:
  7. jimmysmith560

    What are some good math extension 1 papers?

    Provided you have successfully completed and benefited from the Mathematics Extension 1 HSC papers from the current syllabus, you may wish to attempt one, a combination of, or all of the following: Mathematics Extension 1 HSC papers from the old syllabus: while those are from the old syllabus...
  8. jimmysmith560

    Is this part of our syllabus?

    As was mentioned above, the vertical line "|" means "given that". This means that in the case of P(B | A'), the probability of B depends on that of A', meaning you must be mindful of this in your calculations in order to provide a correct answer. A more detailed way of solving this question is...
  9. jimmysmith560

    Is this part of our syllabus?

    This is from the Hunters Hill High School Mathematics Advanced 2020 trial paper. Since this is a multiple-choice question, your working does not matter as long as you get the correct answer. The apostrophe is used to denote the complement of a set. A' is all the items that are not in set A.
  10. jimmysmith560

    Is this part of our syllabus?

    Since this question appeared in a Mathematics Advanced 2020 trial paper(s), it is part of the syllabus. The working for this question is as follows: I hope this helps! :D
  11. jimmysmith560

    Bio or Extension Science?

    No worries. Regarding scaling, while Science Extension does scale higher than Biology, it is important to keep in mind that the higher the mark, the less significant the effect of scaling will be. Considering your example, a mark of 90 overall would be more beneficial (and possibly less...
  12. jimmysmith560

    Cold War Essay Predictions

    Consider Question 20 from the sample Modern History HSC paper for the new syllabus: To what extent were Soviet policies under Gorbachev responsible for the end of the Cold War? (25 marks) Answers to this particular question may include: Soviet policies under Gorbachev directly contributed to...
  13. jimmysmith560

    Bio or Extension Science?

    There is a factor that you need to consider in addition to scaling for either Biology or Science Extension and that factor is unit value. Biology is a 2 unit subject whereas Science Extension is a 1 unit subject. This means that good overall performance in Biology will have a more significant...
  14. jimmysmith560

    Finance Question

    In a normal situation, if there is a currency fluctuation that does not go in the favour of the Australian business (which in this case would be a depreciation of the Australian dollar), the Australian business could be at risk, provided it is using the AUD to complete a transaction/multiple...
  15. jimmysmith560

    what would a 32 raw mark in chemistry get scaled to?

    I believe that generally, it's due to the fact that the Australian curriculum is not as difficult as those of other countries (including India). For example, I studied congruent triangles in year 7 and found it interesting that this concept is taught in year 9 here.
  16. jimmysmith560

    what would a 32 raw mark in chemistry get scaled to?

    E3 is a performance band category for Extension subjects. It is one of 4 ranges, being E1, E2, E3 and E4 (the highest being E4). The mark range for each category is as follows: Band E4 = 45 - 50 marks Band E3 = 35 - 44 marks Band E2 = 25 - 34 marks Band E1 = 0 - 24 marks
  17. jimmysmith560

    what would a 32 raw mark in chemistry get scaled to?

    If you come first internally, you will have maximised your chances of achieving a favourable Assessment Mark, which contributes 50% towards your overall mark (the technical name for which is HSC mark). Until this point, you have only worked towards 50% of your overall mark. What is left is to...
  18. jimmysmith560

    Can I make up case studies in my essays and will that prevent me from scoring band 6? Also, can some of my case studies be about a domestic business?

    Probably not, your response should be formulated in the same manner, irrespective of whether you use real-life case study material or explore a hypothetical business case study. With that being said, it is likely that markers will be able to recognise/distinguish hypothetical case study material...
  19. jimmysmith560

    Can I make up case studies in my essays and will that prevent me from scoring band 6? Also, can some of my case studies be about a domestic business?

    While it is generally preferred that you incorporate real-life case study material, hypothetical case studies should not be problematic and certainly will not limit you from achieving your desired mark (i.e. a high mark). However, if you choose to talk about hypothetical case studies, ensure you...
  20. jimmysmith560

    what would a 32 raw mark in chemistry get scaled to?

    Just one thing, with ranks other than first and last, students may not receive the exact same equivalent Examination Mark as their Assessment Mark. However, they will definitely receive a mark that is very close. Consider the following example from NESA: As you can see, the second highest...
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