90+ with no Band 6's (1 Viewer)

msheppard

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I managed to crack a 92.35 without any Band Sixes (all high Band 5's). Is this common? Did anyone else end up with something similar?

Eng Adv: 89
Eng Ext 1: 42
Bio: 89
Chem:87
Legal:88
Math 2U (only one Unit counted):86
 

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Nothing unusual here, you received great marks for Eng Adv/Ext, Chem, and 2U maths which were the subjects that scaled you up.
 

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it's quite common for a 90 atar to be achieved without b6's. I know numerous people who've done so. Most, if not all, had decent scaling subjects (like yours) which is of course helpful.
 

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know one person who got 93.5 with only one really low b6
 

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You can even get 97+ without any Band 6s.

89 in Eng Adv, Math Ext 1, Math Ext 2, Phys and Chem would give around 97.2.

This is also a good reason why school ranks are not that effective. A school could get 500th but every student could have an ATAR above 97, since (unofficial) school ranks are based on the percentage of Band 6s.
 

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Yes, it is feasible. My ATAR was 91. I only got one band 6 in English, which is 93. And the other 8 units that counted towards my ATAR the mark ranges between 83-89.
As long as your subjects scale decently, and your band 5's are high band 5's and very close to band 6, getting over 90 ATAR is achievable.
 

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Yes, it's very possible. I would say works more if you do higher scaling subjects like chem, maths and english advanced. I know people who got low band 6s and mid band 5s and end up with a 95+ atar. It's possible, but don't rely on scaling as it changes each year.
 

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