Years 10 and 11 grades

Years 10 and 11 grades

Your teachers will apply their professional judgement to award the grade (A, B, C, D or E - with A being the highest) that best matches your knowledge, skills and understanding in each course you study in Years 10 and 11.

To ensure consistency and fairness of grades across NSW schools, BOSTES monitors grades and provides resources to teachers to support their professional judgement.

BOSTES will process your grades and make them available to you in Term 4 in My Details where you can also generate a PDF eRecord to save, print and/or email. Grades are also reported on the RoSA. Your Year 11 grades will also appear on your HSC Record of Achievement.

What does an ‘A' or ‘E' grade mean?

Grades A to E are measures of achievement with A being the highest and E being the lowest level of achievement. Teachers use available assessment information to determine the grade that best fits your performance. Grades are based on the documents below that state the quality of achievement of a student at each grade level in a course. Teachers use their professional judgement when awarding the right grade. There is no set proportion of "A", "B", "C", "D" or "E" grades.

Year 10 grades are based on the Stage 5 course performance descriptors.

Year 11 or ‘Preliminary' grades are based on the common grade scale for Preliminary Courses.

If you have any questions about the grade you have been awarded, contact your school Year or Curriculum coordinator in the first instance. There is a formal appeals against grades mechanism to BOSTES, and your school can provide you with the criteria, details and timeframe for this.