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Band 5 vs band 6
« on: January 29, 2018, 02:56:24 am »
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Hi I was just wandering how big the difference is between getting something like a 89 (borderline band 6) and a 90 (just band 6) and how dramatically it can affect your atar thanks!

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Re: Band 5 vs band 6
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 05:38:14 pm »
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Hi I was just wandering how big the difference is between getting something like a 89 (borderline band 6) and a 90 (just band 6) and how dramatically it can affect your atar thanks!

Very minimal! Though remember the ATAR is a rank, so if a lot of people happen to be sitting on 89 in a given course, getting to 90 could have quite a large impact! Totally depends on the situation, but regardless, nothing huge ;D

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Re: Band 5 vs band 6
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 09:34:23 pm »
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Hi I was just wandering how big the difference is between getting something like a 89 (borderline band 6) and a 90 (just band 6) and how dramatically it can affect your atar thanks!

Getting 89 can be annoying because you are 1 mark away from band 6, and your name won't appear on the band 6 list for that subject...
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Re: Band 5 vs band 6
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 09:38:06 pm »
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Getting 89 can be annoying because you are 1 mark away from band 6, and your name won't appear on the band 6 list for that subject...

This is very true  :-\

High band 5 doesn't have too much impact on ATAR compared to a low band 6 but the level of satisfaction, really.

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Re: Band 5 vs band 6
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 10:52:02 pm »
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This is very true  :-\

High band 5 doesn't have too much impact on ATAR compared to a low band 6 but the level of satisfaction, really.

Get that it would be a bit of a blow to get so close - My partner got 89 in English (so close!), someone in my cohort got an 89.95 ATAR (I mean come oooooon NESA) :P

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Re: Band 5 vs band 6
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 10:46:31 pm »
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oh phew I was told by my one of my teachers that it has a 'huge' impact on it so I was worried alot about it lol

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Re: Band 5 vs band 6
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 11:21:30 pm »
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oh phew I was told by my one of my teachers that it has a 'huge' impact on it so I was worried alot about it lol

Saying it's a huge is a bit of an incomplete and far-reaching statement to mine :)