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1. ### how badly will english standard impact my atar?

Standard doesn't affect your atar too much, I got: Standard English - 87 Maths 3u - 99 Maths 4u - 98 Chemistry - 89 Physics - 91 and I ended up with an atar of 98.70. Getting a 90+ atar with standard english is pretty much as doable as getting a 90+ atar with advanced english
2. ### Anyone from Fairfield High School?

Prairiewood is in the area as well, and their rankings are not too bad
3. ### Maths Ext 1 - WORKED SOLUTIONS

Hey everyone, Ngo and Sons have typed up the solutions for the entire MX1 (3U) paper that was conducted today. The link to the worked solutions is here: ngoandsons.com.au/hsc-solutions Maths is finally done for all of you :) I hope you all did well!
4. ### MX2 - Worked Solutions

Hey everyone, Ngo and Sons have typed up the solutions for the entire MX2 (4U) paper that was conducted today. The link to the worked solutions is here: ngoandsons.com.au/hsc-solutions Good luck everyone :) I hope you all did well!
5. ### Is it possible to get a high E3/E4 without tutoring?

yes it's possible, i know many people that have got 99 & 100 without tutoring
6. ### 14 Units for Year 12

14 units is definitely a lot, however, if you genuinely enjoy all 14 units and have the time to study for all your units, then it is okay. I knew a people who have done extremely well in the HSC with 14 units.
7. ### 4U Polynomial question HELP !!

can't do the question right now but i assume that this is how you do it: since x^3 + 3ax^2 + 3bx + c = 0 has a double root then this means that p(x) = x^3 + 3ax^2 + 3bx + c has a double zero. let this double zero be y. then p(y) = 0 and p'(y) = 0. this means that y^3 + 3ay^2 + 3by + c = 0 and...
8. ### Solve for x

\$\log_2(\log_3(x)) = 5 \Longrightarrow \log_3(x) = 2^5 \Longrightarrow x = 3^{2^5}\$
9. ### Study time?

Around 30%, as I needed to study for English, Chemistry and Physics as well :(
10. ### School effecting ATAR?

don't worry, my school's rank was 250+ and I still managed to get a decent atar, just make sure you get good rankings
11. ### UNSW OPTOMETRY EAS estimates

Without 95+ there is little chance. Someone I know got right below 95 and didn't get an offer
12. ### UNSW OPTOMETRY EAS estimates

In my year, they dropped the ATAR requirements by 4 points (to 95) for guaranteed entry into optometry for EAS
13. ### Is my HSC doomed?

^ If you underperform in trials, but your overall ranking is still fine, then you will be okay
14. ### Is my HSC doomed?

Not doing well in your trials will definitely impact your ATAR, but you can still work hard for the HSC exams, which may result in an 80+ ATAR.
15. ### Past Papers

If you don't have enough time to memorise all the content and do multiple past papers, you should definitely consider trying to do as much of a past paper as possible. If you are stuck, only then do you get out your notes and then answer the question
16. ### Hsc vs trials

English and Physics - I did better in the actual HSC Everything else - I did better in the trials But I didn't do a lot better, only better by like a few %
17. ### Deactivating/Deleting social media to study for HSC

I deactivated during trials and during the HSC exam period, it definitely helped as I procrastinated less

98.5
19. ### Trig Proof - Help Please

tan(pi/4 + x) = (tan(pi/4) + tan(x))/(1 - tan(pi/4)tan(x)) (tan expansion formula) = (1 + tan(x))/(1 - tan(x)) = (cos(x) + tan(x)cos(x))/(cos(x) - tan(x)cos(x)) (multiplying the top and bottom by cos(x)) = (cos(x) + sin(x))/(cos(x) - sin(x))
20. ### Comeback stories

Went from rank 15/40 in prelim physics to rank 4/35 in hsc physics. Also went from rank 35/80 in prelim standard english to rank 3/80 in hsc standard english.