HSC Analysis

Band Summaries in 2015 

The following table is an analysis of the PLC Sydney HSC results according to the Performance Bands achieved, as compared with the State averages. HSC marks are awarded according to the standard demonstrated by students. Each decile of marks over 50 is designated as a Band between 2-6 (Band 6 is the highest Band and represents marks between 90-100 etc) Extension Courses are marked out of 50. Band 4 (E4) is the highest.

Subject

PLC
Sydney
Candidates


PLC Sydney
Band 5

% STATE 
Band 5

%
PLC 
Sydney
Band 6

% STATE
Band  6

PLC Sydney % Ave. above State Ave.

State
candidates
numbers

English (Adv.)

101

55

42

38

15

7

26,031

English ESL*

13

53

22

23

4

11

2,401

English (Stan.)

16

37

8

0

0.37

8

31,695

Ancient History

33

45

25

30

8

13

10,838

Modern History

17

35

32

53

11

13

11,155

Mathematics

59

27

33

47

20

8

16,499

Mathematics Gen.

41

36

20

34

6

15

31,817

Biology

31

55

22

6

6

10

17,374

Chemistry

37

49

30

30

11

9

10,947

Physics

20

40

20

10

8

4

9,563

Business Studies

41

32

27

34

8

9

16,763

Economics

20

65

35

15

11

7

5,111

Geography

7

42

32

43

8

13

4,308

Legal Studies

44

34

29

39

10

10

10,417

Chinese BckSp*

8

62

55

25

13

2

666

Chinese Cont*

7

28

15

57

54

3

102

Chinese Her.*

5

40

55

40

27

3

127

French (Cont)*

8

25

36

75

31

9

727

Italian ( Cont)

6

16

33

83

20

13

272

Japanese*(Cont)

7

28

35

57

19

11

661

Latin*

3

0

30

66

51

0

195

Music 1

9

22

45

77

17

11

4,737

Music 2*

3

0

51

100

36

6

694

Textiles & Design

13

46

32

31

15

4

1,643

Food Technology

7

71

21

14

8

14

3,439

Design & Technology

13

38

24

31

11

7

3,167

Visual Arts

21

38

41

52

13

9

9,031

Drama

16

44

28

50

14

11

4,602

PDHPE

20

30

21

10

8

6

15,185

Studies of Rel 2

11

72

33

27

6

12

5,949

EXTENSION COURSES

 

 

 

1,197

 

 

 

English Ext 1

22

9

60

91

34

5

4,520

English Ext 2

6

0

56

100

26

7

1,634

Mathematics Ext 1

51

47

50

41

34

1

8,975

Mathematics Ext 2

15

66

50

27

36

0

3,338

History Ext

5

80

56

20

22

4

1,881

Chinese Ext

3

0

8

100

92

2

24

French Ext*

3

100

54

0

36

1

166

Japanese Ext*

4

50

54

50

33

3

208

Latin Ext*

3

0

20

67

77

0

130

Music Ext*

2

0

37

100

56

6

424