My ranks were decent (they weren’t great but they weren’t bad). And I still pulled a 91.50. I’m currently in my second year at UNSW studying B Computer Science / B Science (maj. Mathematics).
To give you some context, I went to a fairly competitive school (top 100 school) which helped my cause. My ranks after trials were (from what I can remember at least):
- English (Advanced): 108/144
- Mathematics: 38/164
- Mathematics (Extension 1): 30/72)
- Software Design and Development: 2/11
- Biology: 30/72
- Business Studies: 15/52
What surprised me was my English Adv mark. I ended up getting an 86 for it despite my low rank, because my external mark was 90. So it goes to show that, no matter where you are sitting in comparison to your peers, if you just put your head down and really focus on your weaknesses to flesh out what you couldn’t do in the trials, then everything will pay off.