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Assessment and reporting

Assessment at Muirfield

The central purpose of assessment is to provide information on student achievement and progress and set direction for ongoing teaching and learning. At Muirfield, teachers use a variety of appropriate assessments for judging student achievement. Assessment can be incorporated into usual classroom activities. For example, teachers can assess achievement informally as students complete work.

Assessment of student learning will be undertaken for all learners, including students whose learning is impacted by disability. Adjustments to assessment tasks may be required for a student whose learning is impacted by disability. 

Further information regarding assessment, including information on illness/misadventure appeals or lateness can be found in the relevant policies:


These forms are for Preliminary and HSC assessment applications:

  • Medical Certificate (pdf 331KB) This form is to be completed by a medical pratiioner.
  • Illness and misadventure (pdf 204KB). This form is used to request consideration for assessment/s for students who are unwell or have an accident or other misadventure at the time of an assessment and where the illness/misadventure may have impacted on the completion of task. Must be submitted on the first day of return to school, or earlier.
  • Exceptional circumstances (pdf 195KB). This form is used to request special consideration for an assessment task that clashes with a school approved activity or genuine personal circumstance. Must be submitted at least one week prior to the task for work placement and two weeks for all other requests.
  • Assessment appeal (pdf 197KB)  This form is used to request a review of a decision or to lodge a grievance. Must be submitted to the Head Teacher Senior Studies within two days of original decision in cases of review and five days in cases of grievance.

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.

Assessment Schedules at Muirfield 

To assist your child in prioritising tasks and managing their time, the assessment schedules  are below.


Information on standardised assessments

The information below is provided, and updated, by the Department of Education. The links take you to external sites. 


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.