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In this article, we look at assessment procedures and extra curricular activities at Sydney Girls High School.
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In this article, we’ll discuss the assessment procedures, accelerated programs, cocurriculars, and high school life in Sydney Girls.
Year  Rank  B6/ E4 Results  Unique B6/ E4 Results  State Ranks  Success Rate 
2020  9  499  157  12  50.97% 
2021  5  536  170  5  53.23% 
Subject  Faculty 
Mathematics  Accelerated by 1 year (Begin Task 1 for HSC in Term 4 of Year 10, complete remainder in Year 11) 
Students from Year 912 follow a formal assessment program. This means that they are allocated a specific assessment block where they will complete their exams and/or assessments.
Here is an example of the dates of each grade’s assessment blocks in 2020.
Year  Halfyearlies  Yearlies 
7  –  – 
8  –  – 
9  –  – 
10  –  26 October 
11  –  1425 September 
12  23 November  Trials: 1028 August 
In Year 710, Sydney Girls uses NESA’s common grade scale reporting. This means that students are given a grade from A to E based on their knowledge and application of skills:
For students in Year 1112, Sydney Girls uses NESA’s Preliminary Grade Scale.
This means that the students are graded against a set of achievement standards for the subject across the state. The grade from AE reflects the level of achievement.
Check out NESA’s links identifying the the achievement standards for:
Students are given assessments, tests, and exams in Year 7 and 8.
Year 7 students are required to sit the NAPLAN test, and Year 8 students sit the VALID test.
Year 9 students are expected to be more familiar with formal assessment processes, including assessment blocks.
Students must also sit the NAPLAN test in this year.
Year 10 students follow a formal assessment program. This means that their exams will be allocated a specific period in during the assessment block.
Year 11 students will receive an assessment schedule at the beginning of the year. This includes the dates and weighting for all assessment tasks for each subject.
In the beginning of Year 12, students will receive their HSC assessment schedule. This will include all the dates and weightings for all assessment tasks for each subject.
The official school day at Sydney Girls High School begins at 8:55 AM and finishes at 3:20 PM.
With optional Year 8 offtimetable Language classes, extracurricular activities and Senior Extension subjects, school days may begin earlier, or end later than usual.
The day is divided into four 80minute periods, and there are three breaks:
Senior students typically have one or two free periods per fortnight, which may be used as a study period to catch up on homework or class work, or to work on assignments.
Assessment blocks are given exact dates once students enter Years 11 and 12.
For Years 7 – 10, Common Tasks are issued each Term. The number of Common Tasks may vary per subject.
For example, Languages will typically have at least one written and spoken Common Task per term.
On the other hand, Maths will have three Common Tasks, leaving Term 4 as a time to relax from the earlier terms, and to focus on consolidating the assumed knowledge required for the next year.
The busiest times in terms of exams for Junior students are as follows:
These times are also dependent on when reports for students are due to be approved by the Executives.
Reports are received at the end of each Semester (i.e. at the end of Terms Two and Four).
ParentTeacher Interviews are held once per year, usually in Term Two.
This offers a chance for parents to meet with their child’s teachers and discuss their progress.
As a result of COVID19, the usual inperson ParentTeacher Interviews have been adapted to take place over the phone.
School is not all about academic studies. It’s a place for you to cultivate your interests and develop necessary soft and social skills.
That is why Sydney Girls High School offers a range of cocurricular activities. This includes sports, creative arts, fun clubs and leadership opportunities!
Sport  Leadership and Service  Creative Arts  Clubs  Public Speaking 





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