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There's something I don't get. Why do people kill themselves doing 3 sciences, 4U maths and 3U English, when they can have 1 science, 2U math, 2U English and more 'fun' subjects and have less risk of failing/wanting to kill yourself?
not sure if srs
 

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Yeah I am serious lol.
I understand they 'scale' better, but there's still a huge risk. Getting like 60% in Extension 2 Maths might (Idk - probs exaggerating) get you like a 90 atar but you could do the other subjects that are easier, do better in them and get like 98.
 

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IPT is so easy it is offered as an accelerated year 9-10 subject at my school, where everyone gets over 90 in the final exam lmao
 
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Yeah I am serious lol.
I understand they 'scale' better, but there's still a huge risk. Getting like 60% in Extension 2 Maths might (Idk - probs exaggerating) get you like a 90 atar but you could do the other subjects that are easier, do better in them and get like 98.
Why is there a huge risk? Plus, some people may actually like those high-scaling subjects in the first place.
 

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I did alright in trials, got first place in the CSSA paper with 74%... I think this years co hort for IPT is shit, so a couple of us have a chance at state

How did everyone else do?
 

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I did alright in trials, got first place in the CSSA paper with 74%... I think this years co hort for IPT is shit, so a couple of us have a chance at state

How did everyone else do?
A few 90s for independent in my class
 

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I got 83 in the CSSA IPT Trial Paper, 3rd in the Class and the highest mark was 87.
 

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Not sure if you want to compare this to SDD, but if you do the top 3 marks at my school for SDD trials in Independent Trial were 96, 95 and 94.
 

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Lol its bul, my IPT is a shit marker and doesnt follow the marking guidelines, A couple of us easily would have been in the 90's. It doesnt matter anyway as only ranks count.... Now for HSC my potential will be noticed :D
 

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Why is this ipt forum dead, i know there's some people doing ipt other than my class of 6 people. Come on guys, lets get this ipt forum running like those biology and business forums. I'll begin with a question, what is interlacing? (for you multimedia freaks out there)
No idea but ask a question and I'll answer.... :jump:
 

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There's something I don't get. Why do people kill themselves doing 3 sciences, 4U maths and 3U English, when they can have 1 science, 2U math, 2U English and more 'fun' subjects and have less risk of failing/wanting to kill yourself?
scaling, essentially.

lol i did both IPT and 4U english and 3U maths.... and 3U german ahaha, i did IPT becuase it was easy to get good marks and was somewhat interesting even tho super dry theory, and I did the others because I love the subjects and can do better in them than something like legal or business or soco or history etc...(not sure what you consider as the fun subjects)
 

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Wait, is there such course as IDT?
Totally gonna revive this thread a wee bit, and say yes there is such a thing as IDT. Information Digital Technology, is a course hosted by TAFE which is commonly integrated into offers made by high schools, resulting in it being classed as a TVET course. I did the HSC exam for it this year, and I can certainly say that it was pretty bloody easy. Though I will say that the requirements for getting 90+% in this course are realllllly stringent, and the 2 medium response questions have to be answered perfectly to get the full 15/15 for each one of them.

Tbh the course sucks. I love IT, but man I am learning more by working at my local IT business for the last week than I have in the 2 years I was doing the TAFE work.
 

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I actually liked IPT a lot and even now, 12 years later, it's proven to be useful in my professional life and I don't work in IT.
 

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Just felt like posting this for some reason but I have a soft spot for IPT compared to my other subjects that I did better in. I loved IPT.
 

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Just felt like posting this for some reason but I have a soft spot for IPT compared to my other subjects that I did better in. I loved IPT.
Agreed. I think if more yr10 students realised the value it offers for various career paths later on, there would be much more take up of it at HSC level.
 

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Every subject "scales well" if you're at the pointy end. The big problem with IPT is the outdated syllabus. They havent even updated the specs document in 9 years. Ridiculous for a technology subject. Fortunately the syllbus is undergoing a serious update. Not sure when it will come in.
 

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Every subject "scales well" if you're at the pointy end. The big problem with IPT is the outdated syllabus. They havent even updated the specs document in 9 years. Ridiculous for a technology subject. Fortunately the syllbus is undergoing a serious update. Not sure when it will come in.
I can imagine it being horrendously outdated but there's definitely quite a few core concepts which are useful even now (eg process flow diagrams, SQL queries, etc)... but maybe they just need a bit more depth.
 

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Every time I'm reminded of this subject I just feel cozy, don't know why but I can't say anything negative about it.
 

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Every time I'm reminded of this subject I just feel cozy, don't know why but I can't say anything negative about it.
Ugh IPT is literally the bane of my existence.
I swear I could not have picked a worse subject in my opinion.
The theory is like 10 years old, (apple is emerging technology Imao)

I haven't studied a single bit for IPT, got an average of like 70 :p
 

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