HSC Analysis

Band Summaries in 2019

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 no of candidates
% of PLC students Band 6
% of PLC students Band 5
School/State Variation - combined
Ancient History 7 57 29 14.92
Biology 35 37 34 12.32
Business Studies 37 24 65 13.49
Chemistry 36 58 33 13.72
Chinese and Literature 13 92 8 7.99
Chinese in Context 4 100 4.14
Chinese Continuers 3 33 66 -0.47
Community and Family Studies 16 19 38 7.46
Design and Technology 7 71 14 11.27
Drama 18 72 28 12.88
Earth and Environmental Science 6 17 50 10.25
Economics 24 25 50 6.84
English Advanced 105 25 66 4.65
English EAL/D 17 59 35 18.16
English Standard 18 0 39 7.68
Food Technology 9 44 22 8.94
French Continuers 2 100 13.31
Geography 13 15 69 8.26
Italian Continuers 6 33 50 5.66
Japanese Continuers 6 33 33 5.15
Latin Continuers 4 0 75 -3.18
Legal Studies 21 38 38 12.11
Mathematics 78 46 23 7.4
Mathematics Standard 2 43 9 49 8.73
Modern History 18 22 56 10.82
Music 1 9 56 44 8.42
Music 2 6 67 33 4.66
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 34 12 53 9.02
Physics 19 63 16 14.78
Studies of Religion II 12 17 67 8.74
Textiles and Design 5 60 40 10.27
Visual Arts 31 48 52 8.84
Extension Course Subject
No of PLC 
Sydney
Students
% Band E4
Band E3
School/State Variation
Chinese Extension 2 100 1.24
English Extension 1 27 74 26 3.27
English Extension 2 11 18 82 2.34
French Extension 2 100 4.82
History Extension 6 83 17 5.2
Italian Extension 1 0 100 -0.17
Japanese Extension 3 67 33 2.41
Latin Extension 4 25 75 -2.37
Mathematics Extension 1 54 54 39 5.36
Mathematics Extension 2 20 30 50 -0.2
Music Extension 4 50 50 -2.03
Science Extension 4 50 50 7.52