# What determines Band 6 / E4? (1 Viewer)

#### jxdesml

##### New Member
So I know your HSC mark is your internal assessment mark (moderated and aligned?) + your external exam mark. And I know that the raw mark cutoffs for a band 6 for most of the subjects I do is around 85, but what I don’t understand is: is that band you get solely due to your exam mark?

So for Extension 2 Maths for example, if the cutoffs this year is 75, and I get 70 in the exam, that means I get an E3, but if my school mark is higher, and my rank is high (2/10 in my case), can I possibly get an E4 still?

Idk if that makes any sense.

mmw

#### Jojofelyx

##### Well-Known Member
So I know your HSC mark is your internal assessment mark (moderated and aligned?) + your external exam mark. And I know that the raw mark cutoffs for a band 6 for most of the subjects I do is around 85, but what I don’t understand is: is that band you get solely due to your exam mark?

So for Extension 2 Maths for example, if the cutoffs this year is 75, and I get 70 in the exam, that means I get an E3, but if my school mark is higher, and my rank is high (2/10 in my case), can I possibly get an E4 still?

Idk if that makes any sense.
You sure can. A friend of mine managed to get like 91 that way. Exam mark of 89, and internal moderated of 93, which is how they managed to get an E4.

#### jimmysmith560

##### Le Phénix Trilingue
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, placing the student in the band 5 zone for this particular subject.

Regarding your Mathematics Extension 2 question, and considering the example that was given above, I believe a band E4 would be possible. A factor that this will depend on is the performance of whoever achieves the second-highest Examination Mark, as this is the mark that will be used to moderate (adjust) your Assessment Mark.

I hope this helps!

#### jxdesml

##### New Member
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, placing the student in the band 5 zone for this particular subject.

Regarding your Mathematics Extension 2 question, and considering the example that was given above, I believe a band E4 would be possible. A factor that this will depend on is the performance of whoever achieves the second-highest Examination Mark, as this is the mark that will be used to moderate (adjust) your Assessment Mark.

I hope this helps!
Jimmy coming in clutch. thank you!

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#### johnnys20

##### New Member
Are the "Examination Marks" listed in the HSC results table scaled or raw? For example:

#### jimmysmith560

##### Le Phénix Trilingue
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Are the "Examination Marks" listed in the HSC results table scaled or raw? For example:
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The Examination Marks you receive are aligned and contribute 50% of your respective HSC marks. You are not informed of your raw marks, unless you wish to request them from NESA.

#### johnnys20

##### New Member
The Examination Marks you receive are aligned and contribute 50% of your respective HSC marks. You are not informed of your raw marks, unless you wish to request them from NESA.
I see, thanks a lot

#### akhan324

##### Member
The Examination Marks you receive are aligned and contribute 50% of your respective HSC marks. You are not informed of your raw marks, unless you wish to request them from NESA.
what does the assessment mark mean then?

#### Jojofelyx

##### Well-Known Member
what does the assessment mark mean then?
internal moderated = assessment mark

#### akhan324

##### Member
internal moderated = assessment mark
oh that’s according to your cohort and stuff right?

#### jimmysmith560

##### Le Phénix Trilingue
Moderator
what does the assessment mark mean then?
As mentioned above, the Assessment Mark refers to a student's internal mark. This mark is subject to the moderation process and contributes 50% of a student's HSC mark.

oh that’s according to your cohort and stuff right?
That's correct. The Assessment Mark relies on your rank relative to your cohort in a particular subject, in addition to the performance of your cohort in the HSC exam of that particular subject. This is because the moderation process uses Examination Marks achieved by a cohort in a particular subject to adjust/determine the Assessment Marks for that cohort in that subject.