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January 27, 2021, 05:11:29 am

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#### nicolinaa

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« on: December 04, 2020, 01:13:12 pm »
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HELLO!
I don't mean to make *another* one of these type of posts again, and I'm really sorry, but I've become increasingly anxious with my subjects chosen and all the articles and forums I've read online about the subjects + how they scale.

I know I'm only in year 10, but my subjects have been finalised, and it is December, meaning I'll be starting year 11 soon. Plus, I really want to mentally prepare myself, as I tend to overthink and overreact, and like being prepared for senior year(s). So... I'm asking what may seem like the most obnoxious and repetitive question known to the Australian internet.

These are my subjects:
- standard english  -  (i know, i know)
- business studies  -  (switched from standard math)
- legal studies
- economics
- modern history
- studies of religion 1U  -  (bc 2U didn't run)

My ATAR aim is 95+...And I know, generally ask:
If I do (X) subjects, can I get (Y) ATAR...

But if some people don't mind – advice would be appreciated and helpful!

#### Justin_L

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##### Re: HSC Advice//Decent ATAR with...
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2020, 08:57:42 pm »
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Hey nicolinaa,

You can definitely get any ATAR with any subject combination (Within NESA's rules obviously) since scaling is designed make results fair between subjects, not disadvantage people who pick easier subjects. You've also picked Legal, Economics, and Modern, which actually scale up.

The only subject specific advice I'd give is to make sure you keep on top of standard english, as that's marked on a common scale with shared components for both standard and advanced, and so you may find yourself held to a higher standard than you expect in the final HSC exam if you're aiming for a 95+

I found Eddie Woo's videos on the process quite helpful when I was doing my HSC, so I'll link him here as a more authoritative source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZlaqG9t4Qo

Other than that, all the best! Just put in effort consistently, ask lots of questions, and try to enjoy the experience (and senior privileges) and you'll be well on your way to your ATAR goal

#### Opengangs

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##### Re: HSC Advice//Decent ATAR with...
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2020, 10:01:16 pm »
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Hi there!