Religious Education – Curriculum and Assessments in more detail


Religious Education Curriculum and Assessments 
The Progress Files displayed below show what children study (RE curriculum) and what is assessed. There are other topics that children study but are not formally assessed, these include for example Islam, Hinduism, spirituality, creation, euthanasia, abortion, relationship education to name a few. Judaism is assessed in Year 9 and Year 10 (2016) and will form 25% of the new 9-1 GCSE Religious Studies course.

All children have Progress Files in their exercise books to allow children, parents or guardians and inspectors to see how children are progressing with their studies and what they are learning. The Head of RE will provide you with more information regarding the content of studies and assessments if required.

Assessments

Year 7 and Year 8 students are assessed 6 times a year. Children have termly literacy tests on RE specific vocabulary, and usually about 1-3 weeks before the end of each term they have formal assessments closely linked to the content of their studies.  

Year 9 students have 3 formal assessments at the end of each term. Literacy is examined throughout the year.

Year 10 students have a Mock exam (Unit 3) during Y11 Mock week. Section 3.4. is examined through the mock paper. Section 10.1. is examined in February, a week or two before the half term holiday. Section 10.2. is examined a week before or after the Easter holiday. The Section 10.3. is examined two weeks before the end of the school year.

Year 11 students have a Mock paper during Y11 Mock week. After the mock week (December), Y11 students have small revision assessments. Usually there is an RE specialist vocabulary test (literacy) one week and the following week there is a knowledge test on individual GCSE course sections. The final revision assessments are usually completed 2-3 weeks before the actual exams (May).  

The Progress Files will show you clearly what children study, how many assessments they complete and how their results are recorded.

MY PROGRESS IN RE (Y7)           Name:
Initial Level (KS2-Eng):   Target GCSE Grade:  
To improve my progress I should:
RE Curriculum How well have I learned it?
AUTUMN TERM:

  • Bible: structure, purpose and use;
  • Bible: Jesus is both fully human and fully God;
  • Prayer: different forms;
  • Prayer and the existence of God;
  • Mass: meaning and importance;
  • Mass: celebration.

Autumn Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade  standard 1-9 GCSE  Grade  (2016)
       
       
To improve my progress I should:
SPRING TERM:

  • Advent: Meaning and customs;
  • Christmas: Meaning, celebration and customs;
  • Lent and customs;
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation and forgiveness.

Spring Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade standard 1-9 GCSE  Grade  (2016)
       
       
To improve my progress I should:


SUMMER TERM:

  • Holy Week: meaning and celebration;
  • Easter: Jesus’ resurrection and celebration of Easter Vigil;
  • The first witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection;
  • Sacraments of Initiation;
  • Baptism: meaning and celebration.

Summer Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade standard 1-9 GCSE  Grade  (2016)
       
       

 

MY PROGRESS IN RE (Y8)           Name:
Initial Level (KS2-Eng):   Target GCSE Grade:  
To improve my progress I should:

 

RE Curriculum How well have I learned it?
AUTUMN TERM:

  • Jesus the Jew and geography of Palestine;
  • Synagogue, the temple;
  • Jesus’ vocation;
  • Personal vocation: gifts and talents;
  • Religious contemplative life;
  • Religious apostolic life.

Autumn Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade  standard 1-9 GCSE  Grade  (2016)
       
       
To improve my progress I should:

 

SPRING TERM:

  • History of God’s people;
  • Passover and Mass;
  • Jesus is Saviour;
  • St. Luke’s portrait of Jesus as Saviour;
  • The Good Samaritan Parable;
  • The Sacrament of the Sick.

Spring Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade standard 1-9 GCSE  Grade  (2016)
       
       
To improve my progress I should:

 

SUMMER TERM:

  • Pentecost and the Holy Spirit;
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation;
  • Kingdom of God;
  • Cafod and SVP;
  • Being a saint;
  • Examples of saints.

Summer Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade standard 1-9 GCSE  Grade  (2016)
       
       

 

MY PROGRESS IN RE (Y9)           Name:
Initial Level (KS2-Eng):   Target GCSE Grade:  
To improve my progress I should:

 

RE Curriculum How well have I learned it?
AUTUMN TERM: Philosophy and Ethics – Arguments for the Existence of God, (Paper 3A, Section 1)

  • The nature of God
  • Design and Cosmological Argument for the existence of God
  • Revelation
  • Numinous experiences
  • Visions and miracles
  • Answered and unanswered prayers
  • The Bing Bang theory

Autumn Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade  standard 1-9 GCSE  Grade  (2016)
       
       
To improve my progress I should:

 

SPRING TERM: Philosophy and Ethics – Religious Teachings on Relationships and Families in the 21st Century, (Paper 3A, Section 2)

  • The nature of families
  • Catholic marriage
  • Sexual relationships
  • Divorce and keeping families together in the local parish
  • Contraception
  • Gender prejudice and discrimination
  • Equality of men and women

Spring Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade standard 1-9 GCSE  Grade  (2016)
       
       
To improve my progress I should:

 

SUMMER TERM: Judaism – Beliefs and Teachings, (Paper 2F, Section 1)

  • The nature of the Almighty
  • Shekhinah
  • The covenant with Abraham
  • The covenant with Moses
  • Sanctity of human life and creation
  • Mitzvot
  • Life after death
  • The problem of evil and suffering and Jewish response to the problem

Summer Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade standard 1-9 GCSE  Grade  (2016)
       
       

 

MY PROGRESS IN RE (Y10)           Name:
 

Predicted Grade:

 

Completed GCSE Units %

3.1.

3.2.

3.3.

     
To improve my progress I should:

 

RE Curriculum How well have I learned it?
Unit 3.4.

  • Roles of women and men in UK;
  • Women in religion;
  • Multi-ethnic society;
  • Multi-faith society;
  • Promoting community cohesion;
  • Asylum seekers and immigrants;

The Vicar of Dibley (media).

  • MOCK on Unit 3

Autumn Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade  
     
     
To improve my progress I should:

 

Unit 10.1.

  • The Holy Trinity;
  • God – the Father and Creator;
  • Jesus: fully both, human and God;
  • The Holy Spirit;
  • Salvation;
  • ‘Love God and your neighbour’;
  • Religious communities;
  • Local parish.

       

Autumn/Spring Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade
     
     
To improve my progress I should:

 

Unit 10.2.

  • Church as the means to salvation;
  • Church and the Communion of saints;
  • Magisterium and Bible;
  • Apostolic succession and tradition;
  • Salvation;
  • The role of pope, bishops and parish priests;
  • Virgin Mary.

 

Spring/Summer Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade
     
     
To improve my progress I should:

 

Unit 10.3.

  • Sacrament of Baptism;
  • Sacrament of Confirmation;
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation ;
  • Sacrament of the Sick;
  • Sacrament of the Eucharist;
  • Features of the Catholic church;
  • Festivals: Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

 

Summer Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade
     
     

 

MY PROGRESS IN RE (Y11)           Name:
 

Predicted Grade:

 

Completed GCSE Units %

Unit 3 Mock

10.1.

10.2.

10.3.

 

 

     
To improve my progress I should:

 

RE Curriculum How well have I learned it?
Unit 10.4.

  • Christian vocation;
  • Holy Orders;
  • Ten Commandments ;
  • Displaying religion;
  • Christians and money;
  • Golden Rule;
  • SVP.

Autumn Term Assessments

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade  
     
     
To improve my progress I should:
Mock Paper: Unit 10

 

Revision Book p. 69-131

Mark Percentage GCSE Grade
     

Additional assessments

Final Revision

  Unit Mark % Reflection on my progress
Test 1 3.1.  

 

   
Test 2 3.2.  

 

   
Test 3 3.3.  

 

   
Test 4 3.4.  

 

   
RE Voc. 3.1.      
3.2.    
3.3.    
3.4.    
Test 1 10.1.  

 

   
Test 2 10.2.  

 

   
Test 3 10.3.  

 

   
Test 4 10.4.  

 

   
RE Voc. 10.1.      
10.2.    
10.3.    
10.4.