HSC Analysis

Band Summaries in 2016 

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.

Courses where there is only one student are not listed in the table for reasons of privacy.

Subject PLC Candidates % PLC Band 5 % STATE Band 5 % PLC Band 6 % STATE Band 6 PLC % Ave. above State Ave. State Candidates
English (Adv.) 102 62 46 24 15 4 26,113
English ESL* 7 71 22 0 5 11 2,349
English (Stan.) 7 28 12 0 1 6 31,490
Ancient History 16 37 22 19 8 10 10,016
Modern History 20 60 31 10 9 7 10,862
Mathematics 65 31 29 41 23 7 16,189
Mathematics Gen. 40 32 20 10 5 9 32,070
Biology 33 48 26 18 9 7 17,823
Chemistry 35 43 31 23 10 7 10,603
Physics 17 23 21 23 8 6 9,208
Business Studies 25 20 25 28 9 5 17,343
Economics 14 50 31 28 14 9 5,217
Geography 7 43 32 28 8 10 4,321
Legal Studies 35 54 30 22 12 8 10.421
Chinese BckSp* 6 83 51 16 14 4 680
Chinese Cont* 3 0 37 100 45 8 98
Chinese Her.* 4 25 44 75 43 4 84
French (Cont)* 7 43 35 43 30 6 779
Italian ( Beg) 6 67 20 0 14 10 448
Japanese (Beg) 4 25 26 0 17 0 668
Japanese*(Cont) 5 0 33 40 23 1 641
Music 1 5 40 44 60 18 10 4698
Music 2* 8 75 55 25 34 0 717
Tex & Design 7 14 31 57 15 9 1,520
Food Technology 11 64 22 9 7 10 3,597
Des. And Tech. 7 57 28 14 12 5 3,215
Visual Arts 22 41 40 50 14 8 8,949
Drama 15 47 29 47 14 9 4736
PDHPE 26 15 23 42 11 10 15,664
Studies of Rel 2 11 73 39 9 9 7 6,313
EXTENSION COURSES
English Ext1 16 81 59 12 35 -1 4363
English Ext2 7 57 61 43 18 4 1,623
Mathematics Ext1 48 42 46 39 33 1 8,693
Mathematics Ext2 10 40 53 30 32 -2 3,256
History Ext 4 75 59 25 21 0 1,866
Chinese Ext 2 0 16 100 84 3 25
French Ext* 4 0 50 75 39 0 187
Japanese Ext* 2 50 54 50 36 1 180
Music Ext* 3 66 42 33 52 1 453