Results from the Board of Studies in the HSC are given in bands from 1 to 6. In any 2 unit subject a Band 6 corresponds to a mark of 90+, a Band 5 for a mark of 80 – 89 and so on to Band 1. In a one unit subject such as Extension History or Mathematics a mark of 45+ gains an E4 and can be equated to a Band 6. The Band 6 and E4 results were published as merit listings in the press. Premier’s Awards are given to students who achieve merit listings for ten or more units.