External marks are the marks you get for the HSC exam - it is externally set and counts for 50% of the final mark.a question whats external and internal marks?
thanks ! so external is ONLY the hsc? Not assignments or anything?External marks are the marks you get for the HSC exam - it is externally set and counts for 50% of the final mark.
Internal marks are the marks that are sent to the BOS as a result of the assessment tasks done at school as these are internally set and marked (even if your school purchases Trial exams from CSSA or Independent they are still seen as internal as they are internally marked by your school not by the BOS markers).
see im coming first in 3 of my subjects (bio, chem, adv eng) but i was just beaten in my other 3 subjects (by 2, 4 and 6 marks in legal, pe and 2u maths).Not the school ranks, but the cohort. Unless you're ranked 1st in every subject you're going to care about your school
I teach Modern, Ancient and Extension History and have marked Modern for many years, as well as been on the judging panel for a couple of years when they first started that process.see im coming first in 3 of my subjects (bio, chem, adv eng) but i was just beaten in my other 3 subjects (by 2, 4 and 6 marks in legal, pe and 2u maths).
Now all my shit classmates r gonna drag me down!
Because im cuming second, and because im not far behind, will i be dragged down too much? (classmates reallllly shit)
Btw Cem, what subject do u teach? (u dont have to tell me if u dont wanna)
Cohort = your class.
If you top the class in school with an assessment (school) mark of 52%, and then the person ranked 9th in your class gets 100 in the HSC exam, while you get 88 - you get the 100 because you are ranked 1st.
So therefore, everything weighs on your rank, and the HSC exam results for your class.
You're probably looking at mid to high 80s, possibly in the 90s.I've always wondered about this myself.
My ranks are pretty good at my school, but overall, we come each year in the mid 300's for the state.
My ranks for each course are:
Music 1: 1/12
General Maths: 2/55
English Extension 1: 2/12
English Advanced: 4/65
English Extension 2: 7/9
Ancient History: 3/30
So, this should probably get me high 80s perhaps for my ATAR should I perform externally.
But, is this necessarily the case?
Because of my school, will I be getting low 80s or 70s instead? idk. Some people are convinced.
Well that is wrong, actually. Student 2 will be ranked higher if and only if Student 2's external HSC mark is higher than Student 1's (assuming that both students are ranked first in their class).I haven't read thread and I have no time for in depth answer so here is the most basic example I can think of -
Student 1 gets 100% in every single school exam and every HSC exam and is in some shitty outback country bogan school.
Student 2 gets 100% in every single school exam and every HSC exam but is in James Ruse.
Student 2 will be ranked higher. That is why the HSC is such a flawed fucking terribad system.
EDIT: Oh, and I heard that if your HSC marks differ wildly (wildly as in massive difference) from your school rank, the BOS will ignore your school ranking and scale you to JUST your HSC marks in regards to your ATAR. This is just what I've heard though, not sure.