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.
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.