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Unit 3/4 Applied Computing: Data Analytics
« on: November 10, 2019, 09:34:51 am »
I was just wondering whether doing the new study "Applied Computing: Data Analytics" next year would put me at a disadvantage for getting my ATAR. Knowing that I can't predict the scaling of the subject stresses me out.


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Re: Unit 3/4 Applied Computing: Data Analytics
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 12:29:01 pm »
If we look at Informatics' (previous known name) prior scaling, it would suggest that scaling would go down potentially putting you at a disadvantage. I say potentially because a) you shouldn't be taking into account scaling as if it's a subject that interests you, you should be able to try and aim for a high mark minimising any scaling effect, and b) because scaling can change every year - I would be cautious to assume it would automatically follow the same trend as Informatics as the name change along with content could change things.

Rule of thumb - don't use scaling as a decision maker in subject choices and go with what you're interested in or think you could do really well in.
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Re: Unit 3/4 Applied Computing: Data Analytics
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2020, 05:18:21 pm »
Informatics is very good subject to take provided you have an interest for IT and business integration. If you achieve a 40+ study score scaling won't affect you that much. When I took Informatics, I didn't take scaling into account. It worked for me.

On the other hand if you're treating it as a bludge subject, look elsewhere, you'll get low and get scaled down.

I usually adopt this type of thinking for all my subject choices - passionate = take regardless of scaling.

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