# Shadowdude's Raw Marks (1 Viewer)

#### Lolsmith

##### kill all boomers
What I'm trying to say is that 59/120 -> 83 aligned is completely fine, considering the difficulty of the course. However, on top of the 83, if you apply scaling, it becomes overkill. To put it into perspective, getting a 83 (59/120) in 4u maths is equal to getting a 92 in chemistry in terms of aggregates
Scaling is done to suit the needs of UAC to determine a person's ATAR.

To remove one would be to remove the needs of others. To remove scaling would cripple (literally) UAC's ability to compile effective aggregate scores in order to determine someone's rank in the state. Removing aligning would leave students who do not opt for an ATAR out of the loop entirely, which is unfair.

Scaling is based off of how well students in the whole state cohort in that one subject do compared to others (I'm pretty sure it's just English). That's why you have Aboriginal Studies' students getting scaled down (unless they're in the top ranks of the state) because 95% of them can't read. MX2 students are, more often than not, very intelligent and can do well in their other subjects.

MX2 scales the highest out of any HSC subject. With the exception of the one-off language every few years. (Classical Hebrew or some bs was higher a few years back because there were like 15 kids in it across the state)

#### slyhunter

##### Retired
Well said Lolsmith.

#### ajdlinux

##### Mod: ANU, ATAR/HSC Marks
Wow aligning makes your marks look better. Plus uac scales the aligned marks. Big wow to subs that align and scale well
What I'm trying to say is that 59/120 -> 83 aligned is completely fine, considering the difficulty of the course. However, on top of the 83, if you apply scaling, it becomes overkill. To put it into perspective, getting a 83 (59/120) in 4u maths is equal to getting a 92 in chemistry in terms of aggregates
Scaling is applied to raw marks, not aligned marks.

#### Aquawhite

##### Retiring
Scaling is applied to raw marks, not aligned marks.
Just beat me to it... +1.

Oh MX2, you.

And Chem.

MX2 says hi.

I also say hi

#### ZombieApocalypse

##### :)
Chemistry
(raw) 59/100 --> (after options questions scaling) 62/100 --> (aligned) 84.2/100
rank: 2501/10325

38.5/45 & 40/60 (74.17/100) --> 86/100 --> 89.2/100
rank: 6991/27127

English Extension 1
39.5/50 --> 44/50 --> 45/50
rank: 1523/5576

English Extension 2
33.5/40 & 8.5/10 (42/50) --> 42/50 --> 46.8/50
rank: 381/2201

Mathematics Extension 1
49/84 (58.3/100) --> 58.3/100 --> 84.8/100
rank: 5148/9114

Mathematics Extension 2
59/120 (49.2/100) --> 49.2/100 --> 82.6/100
rank: 2163/3467

Physics
63/100 --> 62/100 --> 82.4/100
rank: 2723/9356

381st best major work in the state... AWESOME!

That's what's usually posted in these threads though - isn't it? Anything else I should add?

EDIT:

Legal
80/100 --> 79/100 --> 88.8/100
rank: 1103/8644
So... in the end, did you get any band 6's or E4's?

#### Hermes1

##### Banned
woah by ur 4 unit rank, i can see 1300 people in the state fail the 4 u exam.

and 7000 ppl get 89+ in the state for english, thats crazy.

#### cutemouse

##### Account Closed
I know people who got Band 1's in MX2. God knows what they got RAW. I'd assume like 15/120...

#### Alkanes

##### Active Member
I assume they only got a few couple of questions for integration and complex numbers correct and the rest of the paper was...

##### Cult of Personality
So... in the end, did you get any band 6's or E4's?
English Extension 2.

woah by ur 4 unit rank, i can see 1300 people in the state fail the 4 u exam.

and 7000 ppl get 89+ in the state for english, thats crazy.
Gotta love aligning.

I assume they only got a few couple of questions for integration and complex numbers correct and the rest of the paper was...
Probably just collected the like terms in the complex numbers thing and left the exam room =P

#### ZombieApocalypse

##### :)
English Extension 2.
Whooooa. You're atar is 95+ with only one band 6?
I'm legit very hopeful right now.

##### Cult of Personality
Whooooa. You're atar is 95+ with only one band 6?
I'm legit very hopeful right now.
Yeah but I was robbed of two more, in EX1 and Legal. =P

#### ZombieApocalypse

##### :)
Yeah but I was robbed of two more, in EX1 and Legal. =P
...
I have hope. Don't take that away from me, Johann

#### cem

Whooooa. You're atar is 95+ with only one band 6?
I'm legit very hopeful right now.
I have known students to get ATARs of 95ish with no Band 6 (or E4s) but lots of high 5s - one got 88 or 89 for everything which saw him get a higher ATAR than another student with 4 Band 6s - but his were in Maths/Sciences while the one with the Band 6s were in Visual Arts, Drama, General Maths and Bio so...

#### Alkanes

##### Active Member
You gotta apply and pay some \$\$

#### ZombieApocalypse

##### :)
Alright. With these subjects, what marks would I be looking to get for ~95

chemistry
biology
mathematics extension one
mathematics extension two
studies of religion [one unit]

#### Alkanes

##### Active Member
Nice way to hack into the dude's thread.
English - 85ish
Biology - 88
Chemistry - 87
3U - 84
4U - 82
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