should i drop adv maths down to standard? would i get 85+ with my subjects? (1 Viewer)

danielchen

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heyo

I have always been terrible with maths. not motivated, hate the subject and usually average around 50% in maths. no fucking clue why i chose it. my mid-course assessments are tmrwand I'm expecting ~ 50% mark. I was wondering if it'd be worth dropping from adv maths down to standard or does standard reaaaaalllyy fuck you over with your atar

was aiming for a 85-90, but really only need an 80. doable if i drop to standard maths with these subjects?

adv eng
biology
pdphpe
legal
chem (may drop)
+ stand maths
 
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Generally speaking, the effect presented by unfavourable scaling becomes less significant the better you are able to perform in a particular subject (in this case Mathematics Standard). You are also currently taking some good scaling subjects like English Advanced and Chemistry (that is, if you choose to keep it), meaning that you definitely have some form of balance between good scaling subjects and low scaling subjects. With that being said, you can achieve a high ATAR with any combination of subjects. This means that you are definitely able to achieve an ATAR between 80 and 90 with your proposed subject combination.

Regarding Mathematics Standard, students typically find this subject easier than Mathematics Advanced. Based on this, you may wish to consider giving Mathematics Standard a try. If you find that you have a higher ability to perform favourably in this subject compared to Mathematics Advanced then great! You should probably keep it as you progress through year 12. If not, you should probably reconsider your decision to drop Chemistry, which would allow you to keep 12 units and avoid the negative effect that unfavourable performance in Mathematics Standard or Mathematics Advanced would have on your ATAR.

Of course, it would also be good to have a look at the Mathematics Standard syllabus document and familiarise yourself with concepts/content covered in this subject, which will hopefully enable you to make an informed decision:


I hope this helps! :D
 

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