Hunters Hill High School

Opera Ad Maiora – By Hard Work to Greater Things

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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.

The National Minimum Standards 

Students need reading, writing and numeracy for everyday life after school.

This is why students in NSW are being supported to meet a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive the HSC.

To show they meet the HSC minimum standard, students need to achieve Level 3 or 4 in short reading, writing and numeracy tests of skills for everyday life.

These assessments are undertaken from:

  • Year 10 in scheduled sessions
  • Year 11 and 12 on Tuesday afternoons 1:10pm-3:00pm and Thursday afternoons 3:10-4:00pm in the Library

Tests may also be undertaken during Study Periods.

In order to commence the tests, students need to download the Minimum Standards Lockdown Browser.