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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2895 on: July 26, 2020, 11:25:46 am »
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I am new here and Sorry if there are any errors.

I am freaking out and very curious to know what my scores will be. I am in a reasonably strong cohort whose biology and chemistry sacs will scale up. Can you please help me with predicting my score.

Biology:
Unit 3 average is 86%
Rank : 11/80
Guessing unit 4 average will be 80%
Can you please tell me what marks I need in end of year exam to achieve 45 and to achieve 50
Please note my school sacs are harder than vcaa and the sac marking is strict

Chemistry:
I am really worried about chemistry. I work so hard on this subject,  when sac is done, i feel i have done well and in the end i do not see the mark that I expected.  Honestly i do not know what mistake I am doing.

My unit3 is average is 64%
Rank: 75/180
Unit4: honestly i am having enough of guessing on this one. As i never got expected mark in unit3 sac. My teacher was telling me that they deliberately mark very strict so that they could space out everyone in cohort
I am hoping to do well in end of year exam though.

Can you please tell me if there are any chances of me getting 40+ in this subject. If not what score should i predict for this subject. Also what score do i need in the end of year exam to get 40.

Appreciate any help.

Thank you in the advance

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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2896 on: July 26, 2020, 01:28:54 pm »
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I am new here and Sorry if there are any errors.

I am freaking out and very curious to know what my scores will be. I am in a reasonably strong cohort whose biology and chemistry sacs will scale up. Can you please help me with predicting my score.

Biology:
Unit 3 average is 86%
Rank : 11/80
Guessing unit 4 average will be 80%
Can you please tell me what marks I need in end of year exam to achieve 45 and to achieve 50
Please note my school sacs are harder than vcaa and the sac marking is strict

Chemistry:
I am really worried about chemistry. I work so hard on this subject,  when sac is done, i feel i have done well and in the end i do not see the mark that I expected.  Honestly i do not know what mistake I am doing.

My unit3 is average is 64%
Rank: 75/180
Unit4: honestly i am having enough of guessing on this one. As i never got expected mark in unit3 sac. My teacher was telling me that they deliberately mark very strict so that they could space out everyone in cohort
I am hoping to do well in end of year exam though.

Can you please tell me if there are any chances of me getting 40+ in this subject. If not what score should i predict for this subject. Also what score do i need in the end of year exam to get 40.

Appreciate any help.

Thank you in the advance

For biology, to achieve 45-50 with your SAC ranking, I believe it's good to aim for 110+/120 in the exam (looking at the 2019 grade distribution). I did biology in 2017, and in terms of SAC ranking, I think I was around the same as you. I thought I lost around 10 marks in the final exam (A+ cutoff for both 2017 and 2019 was the same), and surprisingly ended up with a 50 (Idk my actual exam mark bc I didn't order a statement of results). So it is definitely possible to achieve a 45-50 as long as you can smash the exam.

To get a 40+ in chemistry, I think it's good to aim for a 102+/120, given that your SAC ranking is in the middle. Looking at last year's grade distribution, this exam mark would give you a solid A+ (A+ cutoff for exam was around 75%), so your SAC marks should get decently scaled.

You mentioned that you don't know the mistakes you are making, so I was wondering is it because your school doesn't hand back the SACs that you did? IMO, a good starting point to identify areas you need to work on is to actually look at the areas and types of questions you lose marks in these SACs. Or if your school doesn't let you look at your SACs, look at the types of topics/questions you tend to misunderstand in practice exams (VCAA past papers are excellent, they are better indicators than SACs) or answer incorrectly. Whilst it is excellent to see that you work hard in chemistry, working smart is equally as important.
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2897 on: July 28, 2020, 03:04:08 pm »
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What kind of study score am I looking at?

English
Estimated rank
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SAC Scores
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Language Analysis - C+ (75%)
Creative - A+ (100%)
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2898 on: July 28, 2020, 04:53:22 pm »
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What kind of study score am I looking at?

English
Estimated rank
15/50
SAC Scores
Text Analysis - C+ (75%)
Language Analysis - C+ (75%)
Creative - A+ (100%)

Well, because no one knows the difficulty or strength of your cohort, I don't think anyone can give an accurate prediction. That is, generally, a VCAA A+ is around a 8/10, and a VCAA A is around a 7/10 - so according to VCAA, your 75% would be an A, but you've indicated its a C+?? If you did end up with 3 A's we'd be looking around the mid-high 30's or even low 40's depending on how your SACs scale.

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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2899 on: July 28, 2020, 05:08:59 pm »
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What kind of study score am I looking at?
English
Estimated rank2-3/19
Cohort strength Average to strong (especially top band)
SAC scores
Text Analysis - 87% (topmarked)
Language Analysis - 77.5% (fourth or fifth)
Creative - 93.3% (topmarked)

I don't expect marks as good for unit 4 or the exam, possibly 10% lower.
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2900 on: July 28, 2020, 05:18:07 pm »
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What kind of study score am I looking at?
English
Estimated rank2-3/19
Cohort strength Average to strong (especially top band)
SAC scores
Text Analysis - 87% (topmarked)
Language Analysis - 77.5% (fourth or fifth)
Creative - 93.3% (topmarked)

I don't expect marks as good for unit 4 or the exam, possibly 10% lower.

Well generally, if you're highly ranked, you basically determine your own study score i.e. how your sacs scale will solely depend on how you perform on the exam. If you're consistently around the high 80 to low 90s, you're looking at low-mid 40s. But if your SACs scale really well i.e. you do well on the exam, then you're looking at high 40s.
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2901 on: July 28, 2020, 08:26:05 pm »
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Well, because no one knows the difficulty or strength of your cohort, I don't think anyone can give an accurate prediction. That is, generally, a VCAA A+ is around a 8/10, and a VCAA A is around a 7/10 - so according to VCAA, your 75% would be an A, but you've indicated its a C+?? If you did end up with 3 A's we'd be looking around the mid-high 30's or even low 40's depending on how your SACs scale.

Cheers! Sorry about the 75% = C+ thing (that's what the letter grade is for that % at my school!)
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2902 on: July 28, 2020, 09:21:58 pm »
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Well generally, if you're highly ranked, you basically determine your own study score i.e. how your sacs scale will solely depend on how you perform on the exam. If you're consistently around the high 80 to low 90s, you're looking at low-mid 40s. But if your SACs scale really well i.e. you do well on the exam, then you're looking at high 40s.
Wait, are you serious, I'm looking at in the 40s? I mean if I do well on the exam, or keep up to my current standard.
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2903 on: July 28, 2020, 10:55:45 pm »
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Well generally, if you're highly ranked, you basically determine your own study score i.e. how your sacs scale will solely depend on how you perform on the exam. If you're consistently around the high 80 to low 90s, you're looking at low-mid 40s. But if your SACs scale really well i.e. you do well on the exam, then you're looking at high 40s.

What if I’m unit 3 average high 70s and in unit 4 mid 80s? School is which SACs will definitely not scale down and may scale up.
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2904 on: July 29, 2020, 12:10:27 pm »
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I want to know a potential study score for Physics. Assuming at least 90% in the exam, what is the range of study scores I could achieve?

SAC1 : 92% (Rank ~ 2-4/40  [I'm pretty sure I was top 1 or 2 of my class, but not too sure about the other class]
Est. Average: High 50's to Low 60's 
SAC2: 100% (Highest mark in cohort)
Est. Average: 55% (Was largely considered a difficult SAC).
SAC3: 90%
Est. Average:  50-55% (Was considered even more difficult than SAC2)

I estimate my overall rank to be anywhere from 1-4 / ~40-45.
Assuming at least 90% in the exam  (I aim though for 100 and expect at least 95%), is 42+ achievable? And is 45+ achievable?
Thanks.
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2905 on: July 29, 2020, 01:06:31 pm »
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Can someone possibly predict my score for the below,

Business Management:
Unit 3 average 87%
Unit 4 average hopefully also 85%
Exam: 85%-90%
Rank 1-5 in a relatively strong cohort of around 75 students (we had 50s and high 40s last year)

Economics:
Unit 3 average 87%
Unit 4 average hopefully 85%
Exam: 85%-90%
Rank 1-3 in a small cohort of 14 students

Thanks!
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« Reply #2906 on: July 29, 2020, 08:30:26 pm »
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Does anyone know if it is possible to get a 41 - 43 for Chemistry if I am averaging around 70% for Chemistry which should get scaled to at least 80% based on last years results at our school and I get 90%+ and an A+ for the exam?
Cohort Strength is Strong, Median for Chem is usually around 37 and ranked slightly below average.

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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2907 on: August 06, 2020, 11:40:50 am »
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Hey is it still possible for me to get a 40+ study score with C-C+ grades in unit 3 where it was originally worth 20% but now worth 25% and because of coronavirus U4 sacs are scaled down less (originally 14% now 9%). So is it still possible for a 40+ study score?
In a relatively strong cohort btw
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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2908 on: August 12, 2020, 05:36:54 pm »
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English:
Unit 3: ~85/100 after scaling (ranked in the top 40 students)
Unit 4: ~65/70 after scaling (ranked in the top 30 students)
Exam: 50/60
Cohort is strong. (around 110 people do the subject?) Top end is extremely strong (probably made up of around 20 students).
Do I even have a chance at getting 40?

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Re: Study Score Prediction Question Thread
« Reply #2909 on: August 12, 2020, 05:56:02 pm »
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English:
Unit 3: ~85/100 after scaling (ranked in the top 40 students)
Unit 4: ~65/70 after scaling (ranked in the top 30 students)
Exam: 50/60
Cohort is strong. (around 110 people do the subject?) Top end is extremely strong (probably made up of around 20 students).
Do I even have a chance at getting 40?
Hey, I'm not an expert, but based on what I got, I think you are doing better than I did. I got 46/60 on the exam, and possibly similar rankings (?), in an average cohort, and I got a 41 SS for English. So I think you are able to get over 40!
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