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What does school/class rank really mean?

alkaline_nerdalkaline_nerd Posts: 4Registered User New Member
edited December 2008 in International Students
I'm in Delhi, and have taken up commerce/economics in grade 11 and grade 12. so when i write my rank, do I write rank out of the 115 who've taken commerce, or the total (115 commerce, and 130 science students) ?
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Replies to: What does school/class rank really mean?

  • neethu16neethu16 Posts: 447Registered User Member
    You will have to write the rank out of the total students only...
  • alkaline_nerdalkaline_nerd Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    does it mean rank out of those who don't even share the same subjects. Logically won't this comparison be a bit ambiguous then?
  • b@r!umb@r!um Posts: 9,519Registered User Senior Member
    Well, American public high schools usually teach _all_ students of a given age, who will of course take different courses. Their class rank is still out of all students. (Schools try to make it a bit fairer by "weighting" grades: they add a little bit to the grades in harder classes, e.g. they might treat a B in a hard math class like an A in an easy math class or vocational classes.)

    If you cannot get a class rank out of all students, then a class rank out of the students in your program will do as well. Just make it clear what your rank refers to.
  • manateemanatee Posts: 473Registered User Junior Member
    I'm not really sure how your school works... and I think you should call the college and ask them.

    Here's just my opinion on this: your rank shows your grade position in relation to all the people in your grades, not just the people taking your classes. That's why people here complains about how they're in the harder classes, which would drop their GPA and their class rank would drop too and it really sucks. Although people in US schools generally don't have a particular career path in high school, but students do take a bunch of different courses. The school still rank students in their grade together regardless of what individual subjects they have taken.
  • neethu16neethu16 Posts: 447Registered User Member
    well.. being an indian myself i can tell you.. tats y.. i'm a science student who'd taken biology with sanskrit.... ter r ppl who took commerce n accounts n they say tats easier than science... however.. our schools don follow any weighted systems.... so u gotta give ur rank out of all the students in ur class
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