James Busby High School

Excellence, Equality, Respect, Safety

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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.

Assessments

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.

Attendance and absences

Students must attend school regularly so they can achieve their educational best and increase their career and life options.

In NSW, all children from the age of 6 are legally required to attend school or be registered for home schooling through the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). All students must complete Year 10, or its equivalent.

Young people below the age of 17 who have completed Year 10 must be:

  • in school, or registered for home schooling 

  • in approved education or training, such as a traineeship, apprenticeship or TAFE

  • in full-time paid employment (average 25 hours a week) 

  • in a combination of work, education and/or training (average of 25 hours a week combined).

Students 17 years and over who are enrolled in school must attend school regularly to meet HSC course requirements. 

As a parent or carer, you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day when they are of compulsory school age. You must explain all absences to the school within 7 days.

For more information about compulsory school attendance, visit:

Assessment Policy

Assessment Schedules

Assessment schedules provide students and parents with information about the nature and timing of assessment tasks for each subject.  The latest assessment schedules for each year group can be accessed below:

2022 Year 7 Assessment Schedule (PDF 946 KB)

2022 Year 8 Assessment Schedule (PDF 920 KB)

2022 Year 9 Assessment Schedule (PDF 1.0 MB)

2022 Year 10 Assessment Schedule (PDF 1.0 MB)

2022 Year 11 Assessment Schedule (PDF 1.8 MB)

2022 Year 12 Assessment Schedule (PDF 1.8 MB)

 

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