HSC Analysis

Band Summaries in 2017 

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 Candidate Mark
% PLC Band 5
% State Band 5
% PLC Band 6
% State Band 6
PLC % Av above State Av
State Number of Candidates
English (Adv.) 111 46 48 41 15 5.36 26,818
English ESL* 19 68 20 5 5 12 2,356
Ancient History 14 21 27 36 9 9.67 8,959
Modern History 10 30 30 30 9 6 11,252
Mathematics 60 21 39 50 23 8.31 17,118
Mathematics Gen. 41 39 19 22 7 12 31,865
Biology 27 30 27 26 12 7.43 18,277
Chemistry 35 57 33 20 9 8 11,020
Earth and Environmental Studies 8 25 29 75 6 16.75 1,736
Physics 24 37 23 12 11 6 9,624
Business Studies 44 59 28 18 8 10 17,733
Economics 20 40 34 35 14 7.56 5,389
Geography 9 55 34 22 8 7 4,636
Legal Studies 25 32 31 44 13 9.29 10,948
Chinese and Literature 16 44 51 56 15 7 725
Chinese Cont* 4 0 35 75 45 5 128
Chinese in Context 3 33 48 33 40 -1.84 98
French (Cont)* 7 43 40 28 25 2.36 698
Italian Cont. 2 50 35 50 22 3.8 282
Japanese (Beg) 8 50 23 25 16 9.5 714
Japanese*(Cont) 4 0 33 100 28 15 680
Latin *(Cont.) 2 0 29 0 52 -16 159
Music 1 5 40 45 60 20 7 4,791
Music 2* 9 44 52 44 37 1 748
Tex & Design 9 67 37 22 14 8 1,476
Food Technology 6 0 21 67 8 14.51 3,365
Des. And Tech. 13 46 32 46 11 11 3,175
Visual Arts 12 16 42 75 13 11 9,096
Drama 16 44 29 37 13 8 4,697
PDHPE 19 47 22 26 9 13 15,836
Community and Family Studies 12 83 25 8 4 11 8,533
Studies of Rel II 20 80 40 5 7 7 5,988
EXTENSION COURSES
English Ext1 18 28 63 72 30 4 4,344
English Ext2 6 17 57 83 21 7 1,676
Mathematics Ext1 52 33 43 52 38 3.61 8,801
Mathematics Ext2 19 53 50 32 33 1.2 3,227
History Ext* 3 67 58 0 21 -1.87 2,008
Chinese Ext* 3 33 27 66 72 0.45 29
French Ext* 4 50 53 50 40 0.82 164
Japanese Ext* 2 0 52 100 37 6 163
Latin Ext 2 50 25 0 71 -9 90
Music Ext 6 0 31 67 63 -3 409