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what hsc marks should I be aiming for if I want to state rank in bio (and maybe chem)?
 

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what hsc marks should I be aiming for if I want to state rank in bio (and maybe chem)?
In bio last year. Over a 1000 people got 90%+, band 6
So you want to be getting over 97 for a chance at state rank
 

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Well, just to give you some numbers

Biology --> around 19,000 students for 2020 HSC; around 1300 Band 6s (so very competitive for Band 6)
Chemistry --> around 10,000 students for 2020 HSC; around 1300 Band 6s (bit easier, but still competitive)

So it's fair to say even getting a Band 6, let alone a state rank is extremely difficult. But essentially, you definitely need internals and externals of 95+ (as a bare minimum, probably closer to 97+)
 

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what hsc marks should I be aiming for if I want to state rank in bio (and maybe chem)?
Most years around a 97 is the minimum required for a state rank, but this may not guarantee one as there sometimes where people get the same mark but the state rank is only given to some of them. So to guarantee one it's probably more like 98
 

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Most years around a 97 is the minimum required for a state rank, but this may not guarantee one as there sometimes where people get the same mark but the state rank is only given to some of them. So to guarantee one it's probably more like 98
wait if they get the same mark, shouldn't they get the same rank?
 

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you got 99 in your hsc chemistry. so did u come first in the state for that?
Hahah no, I messed up one assessment so I wasn't ranked first internally (which is typically required for state ranks).

Going off just trials/hsc exam it would've been either 1st or 2nd in the state though. The guy from my school who ranked 2nd in the state that year got the same mark in the external HSC, lower in trials, but higher overall.
 

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No, they then do tie breaking using decimals, or if they are the same to 2dp, they use other indicators, such as the overall quality of the answers, and even handwriting
lol yeh pretty sure my state rank came from handwriting too
 

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