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YR 11: Should I do standard 2 maths? [SCALING]
« on: July 10, 2019, 07:49:50 pm »
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Hello,

I am in Yr 11 and am not achieving high marks (really low) in advanced maths and am confused on whether or not to change to standard 2 maths. I was wondering whether scaling will drastically affect my atar due to the low scaling of standard 2 maths. Other concerns:
  • Get scaled very badly
  • Not being able to get an atar of 90+

Also, at the moment I am not enjoying advanced maths, does anyone have any advice or suggestions on what I should do? and whether the scaling will be really bad?

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Re: YR 11: Should I do standard 2 maths? [SCALING]
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 08:25:07 pm »
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Probably better off doing Standard Maths if you are already struggling. Rather than ranking last for advanced maths, you would be most likely at the top of standard maths, and therefore would be better off. This is what most people do anyways back when i was in high school when going into year 12 after finishing year 11, about 20 people in my year dropped from advanced to standard because they werent performing well. One of my other friends was on a B4 for advanced but dropped to standard just before trials in year 12 and ended up getting a B6 for it.

Not sure if your school does it, but back when i was in year 10 after the first semester, the school gave us recommendations on what subjects to chose based on semester 1 report results. Maybe take into consideration what your teachers recommend when making your final decision. If you do end up doing advanced maths anyways, you can always drop it after year 11 anyways like my friends did. The work is much easier, and wont be a problem catching up on year 11 work if you are worried about the work being different.
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Re: YR 11: Should I do standard 2 maths? [SCALING]
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 08:33:13 pm »
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Probably better off doing Standard Maths if you are already struggling. Rather than ranking last for advanced maths, you would be most likely at the top of standard maths, and therefore would be better off. This is what most people do anyways back when i was in high school when going into year 12 after finishing year 11, about 20 people in my year dropped from advanced to standard because they werent performing well. One of my other friends was on a B4 for advanced but dropped to standard just before trials in year 12 and ended up getting a B6 for it.

Not sure if your school does it, but back when i was in year 10 after the first semester, the school gave us recommendations on what subjects to chose based on semester 1 report results. Maybe take into consideration what your teachers recommend when making your final decision. If you do end up doing advanced maths anyways, you can always drop it after year 11 anyways like my friends did. The work is much easier, and wont be a problem catching up on year 11 work if you are worried about the work being different.

Thank you so much for your reply!, I will definitely consider what you have said  ;D
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