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. 

Best Start

New students start high school with different skills and abilities in literacy and numeracy. Best Start gives teachers information about their students so they can plan teaching and learning to best meet their needs. 

Assessment information

The Assessment Policy and Schedules booklets that the school provides to Years 10 to 12 students includes essential information to support student achievement. The booklet contains details of all assessment tasks and information about misadventure, All My Own Work 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 Year 10 assessment schedule (PDF 369KB) for more information.

Download the college (Years 11 and 12) assessment schedule (PDF 572KB) for more information.