It's so true. . I am an example of how important your final exam was... just some examples, i was extremely close 3rd in modern history, my assessment mark was 90, and apparently i did so *bad* in the exam that my assessment mark was moderated down to 83. Same with english extension one... what i too considered to be one of my best exams along with modern history, my assessment mark was moderated down from 47 (i of course do not know what the school sent in... but that's what i got) to 42. But then again, my mathematics assessment mark went from 74 to 84 because i did well in the exam. It's crazy, and i wish so much wasn't so dependent upon the last exam... because that is truly what *destroyed* my potential UAI based on school assessment marks sent to the board, in combination with the way i did my trials. the way i completed the hsc examination, the only means of comparing myself with the rest of the state, was not the best i could do.Captain Gh3y said:More like "Who got over 94 whose school wasn't in the top 500?"
Well, I did.
Anyway, if you go to a shit school and ur teh smart, all you have to do is be ranked first in everything and then your classmates can't drag you down.
On the other hand, if you're ranked somewhere in the middle, your classmates' shit HSC exam marks will mean that your "internal" mark will be low.
It's pretty much just the opposite of good schools, where you can be ranked somewhere in the middle and your classmates' high HSC exam marks will bring your "internal" marks up.
So you need to be ranked first, which should be pretty easy, then it all comes down to the HSC exams.
It's kinda unfair though, for someone who does this, 100% of their result depends on that one exam; the whole year's work counts for nothing.