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September 17, 2019, 06:34:48 pm

Author Topic: Probably Naive and dreamchasing but is a 80+ or 90+ ATAR still achievable  (Read 255 times)

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milo2001

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I just got my half-yearly report and i'm completely crushed. I know that when you see my results you will think in i'm naive and dream chasing and your probably right, i just want to know if anyone thinks i can still achieve a 80+ or 90+ ATAR with this half-yearly.

English Standard:  Rank - 10/84  Mark - 65%
Math Standard:  Rank - 56/82  Mark - 64%
Biology:  Rank - 39/47  Mark - 72%
Business Studies:  Rank - 20/52  Mark - 70%
Legal Studies:  Rank - 2/11  Mark - 90%

Im just crushed, even if i crush the Trials and the HSC i don't think i can get what i want.
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Omg i'm so sorry, this is my first time posting and i just realised how bad i formatted my text. Im so sorry.

No problem at all, milo! Welcome to the forums! :)

With the scores you have, achieving an ATAR in that range is definitely not impossible. To improve, think about what it was that impacted your marks. If your study and revision habits weren't that effective, try and revise regularly and see what study methods work for you. Past papers (especially when mirroring real exam conditions) and practice questions (and hopefully help from your teacher too) are invaluable. This article with study methods is a good place to start. It might be your exam technique (like you may have spent too long on a question that you didn't get) or your understanding of certain topics that could have impacted your grades. There are also many subject specific and other general tips and tricks for the HSC so have a look around!

Remember if you don't achieve your desired ATAR, there is always another way to get to where you want to be. Just try your best so that you can look back and be proud!

In short, you can still achieve your goals, even if you aren't where you wanted to be now.

Good luck :)




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I just got my half-yearly report and i'm completely crushed. I know that when you see my results you will think in i'm naive and dream chasing and your probably right, i just want to know if anyone thinks i can still achieve a 80+ or 90+ ATAR with this half-yearly.

English Standard:  Rank - 10/84  Mark - 65%
Math Standard:  Rank - 56/82  Mark - 64%
Biology:  Rank - 39/47  Mark - 72%
Business Studies:  Rank - 20/52  Mark - 70%
Legal Studies:  Rank - 2/11  Mark - 90%

Im just crushed, even if i crush the Trials and the HSC i don't think i can get what i want.

heyhey,

I know this has been addressed, but I just wanted to add that you still have about 50% of your internals left and your HSC - so there's so much time for you to improve.
I also think your ranks are pretty good! It's important not only to look at your rank, but how far your mark is from the person who is coming 1st - for e.g. coming 30/50 but only being about 10% off from the top mark isn't bad, it just means your cohort is competitive.

Your goal is still very much achievable and there are loads of helpful tips to improve throughout the year!

Good Luck!
meerae :)
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