HSC Analysis

Band Summaries in 2020

The following table is an analysis of the PLC Sydney HSC results according to the Performance Bands achieve. It lists the number of students in each subject, and the percentages that achieved both Band 6 and 5 and also the percentage above the State average. 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 No of Candidates
No of students with Band 6
% of PLC Sydney student in Band 6
No of students with Band 5
% of PLC Sydney student in Band 5
% PLC Sydney above StaTE AVERAGE
Ancient History 10 1 10 4 40 8.36
Biology 36 16 44 8 22 9.26
Business Studies 17 5 29 8 47 11.55
Chemistry 36 14 39 19 53 10.87
Chinese and Literature 7 4 57 3 43 7.94
Chinese in Context 4 3 75 1 25 5.67
Chinese Continuers 5 3 60 1 20 3.08
Community and Family Studies 11 2 18 9 82 10.92
Design and Technology 17 7 41 7 41 9.07
Drama 16 11 69 5 31 12.19
Earth and Environmental Science 7 1 14 1 14 1.31
Economics 10 0 0 7 70 5.14
English Advanced 85 23 27 54 64 5.03
English EAL/D 10 5 50 4 40 17.41
English Standard 25 3 12 11 44 11.38
Food Technology 10 3 30 3 30 9.69
French Continuers 5 3 60 0 0 4.68
Geography 10 3 30 3 30 5.07
Italian Continuers 4 1 25 3 75 3.15
Japanese Continuers 7 5 71 2 29 10.35
Latin Continuers 3 2 67 1 33 2.63
Legal Studies 23 5 22 11 48 9.07
Mathematics Advanced 64 30 47 19 30 7.16
Mathematics Standard 2 32 2 6 7 22 3.94
Modern History 19 6 32 8 42 11.04
Music 1 4 1 25 3 75 7.04
Music 2 7 7 100 0 0 4.97
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 20 6 30 8 40 9.67
Physics 23 7 30 12 52 10.15
Studies of Religion II 10 1 10 5 50 4.96
Textiles and Design 9 4 44 5 56 11.15
Visual Arts 22 17 77 5 23 11.26
             
Extension Courses
Band E4
Band E3
 
Chinese Extension 3 3 10 0 0 2.24
English Extension 1 24 16 67 8 33 3.32
English Extension 2 4 3 75 1 25 4.75
French Extension 3 2 67 0 0 2.48
History Extension 5 2 40 1 20 0.52
Japanese Extension 2 2 100 0 0 5.77
Latin Extension 3 3 100 0 0 1.65
Mathematics Extension 1 45 19 42 19 42 3.13
Mathematics Extension 2 12 5 42 6 50 2.64
Music Extension 5 5 100 0 0 1.16