Thanks CD. Just trying to put it all into perspective and it looks like maybe the only way to find out is by word of mouth. At least for the School Cert. the Board publishes State Performance Data showing the percentage success rate for each band. They advise you to chose subjects according to your "passion", but you really need some sort of feedback. They don't even tell candidates how their awarded marks are broken down, ie. how much for performance, how much for composition, how much for appreciation - they just supply one figure and then to top it off, apparently it's scaled down quite a bit if you want to use it for a UAI Ya gotta luv it!!