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IB conversion to ATAR

I'm studying in australia melbourne and i was wondering what affects the IB conversion rate every year because i know that last year only a 45 could get you an equivalent of 99.95 but for this year's year 12's 45,44,and 43's are all 99.95..

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That's wrong in regards to this year, see attached (though SA and NT may be operating a different conversion, however that would be quite unusual).

It's based on matching IB scores with their VCE equivalents in terms of general achievement indicators (i.e. the GAT in Victoria), rather technically outlined in the attached PDF.

It shouldn't vary overmuch, in general. However if your school has so gravely misinformed you so as to assert that 43+ is 99.95, the likelihood of them teaching well enough for students to actually be scoring 43+ is low. Harsh, but reality - I'm in the same boat, unfortunately.

EDIT: In SA and NT, 43+ is 99.95, so you're right if you were referring to applying there despite living in Melbourne; however I find it highly unlikely the year before that only 45 was 99.95 there, as that'd be an extremely large variance.

2012 Notional ATAR Memorandum.pdf

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no, i dont think so... 45 is 99.95%

I go to an Aussie school in singapore and we have different atar conversions for each different mark

42+ is like above 90 Atar

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