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Assessment and Reporting

Assessment is the ongoing process of gathering, analysing and reflecting on evidence to make informed and consistent judgements to improve future student learning.

At Kariong Mountains High School, teachers use assessment strategies to inform their practice and engage in dialogue with students and their parents about student progress. Assessments are designed to measure achievement of outcomes using a range of learning styles and therefore vary in terms of type, skills requirements and length.

Assessments occur throughout the course of the year with no set examination periods in Stage 4. We provide detailed information to students about what is expected from them throughout the school year and how their work will be assessed. Parents can access further detailed information from the parent portal.

Tertiary Study Information

UAC logo UAC Information and Application Guides

Applying to university as a Year 12 Student:


We’re excited to announce the first ever HSC & BEYOND VIRTUAL CAREERS EXPO to be held on 27th – 31st May, 2020 and again on 24th – 28th June, 2020.
Seeing as Year 10, 11 and 12 students aren’t able to attend a live event this year, we are stepping up to provide an alternative experience.

In partnership with leading universities and higher education providers, students and parents will be able to:

  • Live chat with major NSW universities and Higher Education providers
  • Schedule an appointment with a university advisor or ambassador
  • Participate in live Q&A sessions with expert HSC teachers, careers advisors and counsellors
  • Participate in exclusive webinars, view recordings, and download resources to help ACE the HSC across all major subjects.

Registration is FREE to all students, parents and schools, and ill provide access to all the event features across all days.

Illness / Misadventure / Variation Form – Download PDF

Keep Calm – Assessments, Misadventures, Standards and Other Important Bits – 2020

Keep Calm – A Guide to Terms and Jargon

Assessment Policy Booklets

Please note: On advice from NESA, some assessments may be modified or postponed and therefore, these booklets are no longer 100% accurate from end Term 1 to end Term 2.

2020 – Year 12 HSC Course – Policy and Assessment Schedule

2020 – Year 11 Preliminary HSC – Policy and Assessment Schedule

2020 – Year 10 Assessment Policy Booklet

2020 – Year 10 Task Schedules and Course Performance Descriptions

State-wide Assessments

Students have a number of state-wide assessments in high school:


Please note: Due to proactive measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19, NAPLAN has been cancelled for 2020 and will resume in 2021.

All students in Years 7 and 9 sit for four tests in May that are known as the
National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). NAPLAN assesses students’ skills in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

NAPLAN results help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a detailed written report of your child’s achievement in the tests.


Science based learning.


Higher School Certificate – Years 11-12 students complete courses applicable for this assessment.


A written report using the grade scale is sent home usually near the end of Term 2 and Term 4, to give you a clear picture of your child’s achievements.