Q: How reliable is this database?
A: The marks that are listed in this database are obtained from students who have previously sat the Higher School Certificate examinations. In order to obtain their raw marks, those students would have had to purchase their raw marks from NESA (formerly BOS/BOSTES). The data has not been independently vetted and relies on past students to accurately provide their marks. Note that as papers vary each year, the standards of marking will also naturally change. Hence there is variation between each year. The marks should only be taken as a guide and not an expectation of future years.
Q: Why is there not a complete list of marks for each year?
A: This site relies on students voluntarily submitting their raw marks. Since the only way to ascertain the raw mark is by a student purchasing their marks, if students do not decide to purchase their marks AND if students do not decide to submit their marks, then there is no possible way to provide the raw marks for a particular subject in a particular year.
Q: My subject isn’t listed. Are there marks available for my subject?
A: The database is typically up to date. You may still contact us to confirm whether or not there are marks available.
Q: How can I help?
A: If you have marks to contribute, please submit your marks here. We understand and appreciate that you are required to purchase your marks, so we thank you for your contribution. You can also help us by mentioning us on discussion forums, Facebook groups etc. If you have any other suggestions or see an error on the website, please send us an email.