HSC Analysis

Band Summaries in 2018

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 SYDNEY number of candidates

% PLC Band 5

% STATE Band 5

% PLC Band 6

% STATE Band 6

PLC % average above State Av

STATE number of candidates

English (Adv) 91 43 49 48 14 6.93 26,172
English (Std) 13 31 14 8 1 8.66 30,745
English ESL 16 69 22 13 3 10.88 2,327
Ancient History 6 50 27 33 10 11.84 8,262
Modern History 20 60 31 20 10 10.3 11,197
Mathematics 59 37 29 41 22 7.59 17,859
Mathematics General 2 25 24 20 28 7 9.42 31,104
Biology 27 41 28 19 9 5.97 18,198
Chemistry 33 52 33 30 9 10.76 11,175
Physics 24 29 24 33 10 8.42 9,485
Business Studies 33 42 29 18 8 7.13 17,819
Economics 17 47 33 29 13 9.67 5,209
Geography 8 50 35 38 8 13.14 4,480
Legal Studies 22 36 32 41 12 9.1 10,433
Chinese and Literature 12 50 58 42 13 5.69 628
Chinese Cont* 3 67 42 33 45 3.1 174
Chinese in Context 6 33 49 67 45 4.02 123
French (Cont) 8 50 35 50 29 7.25 636
Italian (Beg) 6 33 22 17 19 4.94 319
Italian (Cont) 8 50 35 0 21 1.08- 242
Japanese (Beg) 5 20 31 60 14 9.35 722
Japanese (Cont) 6 0 32 83 29 10.37 680
Latin *(Cont.)
One student only - no results are published due to privacy reasons
Music 1 6 50 44 50 21 6.9 4,486
Music 2* 2 0 50 100 42 9.65 735
Tex & Design 7 43 32 57 14 11.48 1,457
Food Technology 10 30 22 30 10 8.53 3,219
Des. And Tech. 11 36 35 55 12 9.29 3,315
Visual Arts 27 37 41 41 12 7.07 8,772
Drama 12 33 29 67 14 14.09 4,226
PDHPE 21 38 26 19 7 7.93 16,152
Community and Family Studies 9 56 25 0 4 5.08 8,171
Studies of Rel II 4 50 34 0 7 6.87 6,225
EXTENSION COURSES
English Ext1 20 10 58 90 38 4.26 4,076
English Ext2 7 71 55 29 17 4.54 1,531
Mathematics Ext1 40 37.5 47 53 33 6.16 9,049
Mathematics Ext2 16 44 52 31 33 3.70- 3,169
History Ext 5 0 55 100 24 6.13 1,793
Chinese Ext*
One student only - no results are published due to privacy reasons
French Ext* 7 57 44 43 38 1.95 151
Japanese Ext 4 50 48 50 42 3.28 154
Italian Ext* 2 100 52 0 41 0.50- 61
Music Ext* 2 0 29 100 67 2.72 451