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TahirIssa

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Hey guys! I have just received my first disappointing mark which obviously was Biology :(. I got 73% despite averaging 95% in the prior assessment tasks. Have I completely ruined my chances of getting a band 6 in Bio?
 

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What marks did everyone else get? I don't think a B6 is always >90 hsc exam mark anyway, I think they make it so a certain % = a 90 HSC mark which equals a B6
 

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Rank is far more important than mark.

Depends on what rank that 73% equates to.

I personally think u can still do it, since there’s still the final external hsc, just do well in that, and you should get that Band 6.
 

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as long as your rank is good you still have a chance as hsc is worth 50%. most ppl consider trials to be way harder than hsc (cus everyone is generally unprepared for a 3 hr exam) and many do better in the actual hsc exam. and also, getting band 6 isn't be all end all, I know people who've gotten very high band 5s for their subjects and still managed to get atars in the 90s
 

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What is more important is the ranking. Also, it depends on how difficult the exam was / how harsh the marking was. So a better indication would be to compare against how others in your cohort did. If it's still a fairly good ranking then you will be fine. I had friends in bio who got in the high 70% for the trial because it was harshly marked but they still ranked like top 5 and then went on to get a mid band 6 in biology
 

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Hey guys! I have just received my first disappointing mark which obviously was Biology :(. I got 73% despite averaging 95% in the prior assessment tasks. Have I completely ruined my chances of getting a band 6 in Bio?
Short answer - yes.
 

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Hey guys! I have just received my first disappointing mark which obviously was Biology :(. I got 73% despite averaging 95% in the prior assessment tasks. Have I completely ruined my chances of getting a band 6 in Bio?
It depends on the strength of the cohort. I was about 40th out of 110 students, averaging about 80% and I still got a 91 assessment mark. You should look at how many band 6s your school normally gets and see if your rank falls in that range.
 

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You still have a chance of a band 6, as long as your rank is good. Now its up to you to try and get the best possible mark in the actual hsc (keep in mind that a band 6 is in the 90-100 mark range)... you will likely need to get in the mid 90s if you are hoping for a band 6, your actual hsc mark is still in your control and worth 50% so keep trying!
 

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