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Penrith Selective High School

Penrith Selective High School

Altiora Peto - Striving for the highest

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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.

7-10 Illness and Misadventure Assessment Procedures

The school's 7-10 illness and misadventure procedures at Penrith Selective High School aim to replicate the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Higher School Certificate process. 

If students cannot attend school for a scheduled task due to illness or misadventure, they must follow the school's illness and misadventure procedures outlined in the relevant Assessment Booklet published each year.

Below are crucial documents that may assist in lodging an Illness and Misadventure Application: