James Busby 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.

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:

2023 Year 7 Assessment Schedule (PDF 913 KB)

2023 Year 8 Assessment Schedule (PDF 890 KB)

2023 Year 9 Assessment Schedule (PDF 1.0 MB)

2023 Year 10 Assessment Schedule (PDF 1.0 MB)

2023 Year 11 Assessment Schedule (PDF 1.5 MB)

2023 Year 12 Assessment Schedule (PDF 1.6 MB)


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