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Canterbury Boys High School

Canterbury Boys High School

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Assessment and reporting

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.

Teachers observe students' work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student's achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.

As a parent or carer, you’ll receive a written report twice a year. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.

In Years 7 to 10, we use the common grade scale in reporting. In Year 11, we use the Preliminary grade scale.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are assessed on achievement of competencies.


We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.

HSC Minimum Standards Testing

The HSC minimum standard is a way of supporting and ensuring students have a functional level of literacy and numeracy. Students need to achieve level 3 or 4 in short online reading, writing and numeracy tests of skill for everyday life to meet the HSC minimum standard. 

Assessment information

The Assessment Policy and Schedules booklets that the school provides to Year 7 to 12 students includes essential information to support student achievement. These booklets contain details of all assessment tasks and information about misadventure, assessment malpractice and assessment guidelines. Students should read their booklet carefully and mark due dates for exams and assignments on their Assessment Calendar. This will help them to be well prepared for all their assessment tasks. 

Download the 2024 Year 7 Assessment Booklet for more information. 

Download the 2024 Year 8 Assessment Booklet for more information. 

Download the 2024 Year 9 Assessment Booklet for more information. 

Download the 2024 Year 10 Assessment Booklet for more information.

Download the 2024 Preliminary Assessment Booklet for more information.

Download the 2024 HSC Assessment Booklet for more information.