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EI SAC marks & study scores
« on: May 18, 2015, 04:15:24 pm »
I was just wondering what peeps who've taken extended investigation tended to get on SACs and how they ended up going at the end of the year? I just got back my second SAC and am feeling a bit dismayed by my result of 73% and am wanting to try and our things into perspective I guess 😓 :P

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Re: EI SAC marks & study scores
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 10:48:20 am »
yeah it's been awhile - sorry. But I'm just gonna chime in for the sake of all the other people who are asking the same thing for this subject.

From what I've heard, your SAC marks don't mean jack when it comes to the overall mark. It all comes down to your written report and oral. Especially because it is so subjective and how your cohort does in their final assessments and the fact that it's such a small-sized study (for the moment) - your ranking does not really matter so your SAC scores are really irrelevant for the most part. I knew a person who scraped 40% for each of the Unit 3 SACs and managed an A+ in the critical thinking test and got a 44 (the highest in their school) whereas the person who consistently got A+ in Unit 3 got a 36. The bellcurve is really funky bc its a new study - so anything can happen. Do well in the externally assessed coursework and you should expect a pretty high score. Research is meant to be a gradual learning experience, and I think the examiners take that into account. It's such a broad but useful subject that I think it's probably one of the more quirkier subjects that's worth doing. Good luck in submitting your report (I still haven't finished my discussion and the report is due on the 9th :P)!


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Re: EI SAC marks & study scores
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 05:08:47 pm »
I did EI last year and hated it, so didn't do much work (I didn't do any research until I actually had to write the paper).

I got a A B A on my SACs, which came out to a 72 and an A from VCAA. For my critical thinking I got 46/74 and was a B.
For my actual report, I got 91/120 for the written and 35/80 for the oral, which was a B. I ended up with a 32 but it's going to be my 7th subject so I don't mind.

Given the extrenally-assessed work counts for 70% of the course, don't be too worried about SACs. Do some research for your report (I only read abstracts) and remember; someone in my class falsified results, only wrote the report on the day it was due and got a 31. It seems random, but if you put the effort in you will do well. 
2014: Biology | Extended investigation
2015: English | Mathematical Methods | Chemistry | Physics | Specialist Maths