Assessment Criteria - Year 7 RE

KS3 Grade

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of religion and beliefs.

AO2: Analyse and evaluate
 aspects of religion and beliefs

ProjectedKS4 Grades

Belief, practices and sources of authority




I can independently …
B18 - use specific and relevant sources of authority to support reasons for beliefs and practices.
B17 - consistently explain and begin to evaluate the significance of key religious ideas/concepts. 
B16 - give informed accounts, using specific religious term of belief and show an understanding of the importance of faith to a believer.

I can independently …
i10- suggest solutions to challenges.  
i9- explain challenges of belonging to a religion for individuals and communities.
i8– explain, using examples, how belief affects lives.                                      

I can independently …
D9- explain specific examples of diversity of expression.
D8- begin to explain reasons for diversity using sources and examples.

I can independently …
E16- give a reasoned conclusion and make a judgement on which points are best and why.
E15- demonstrate awareness that religious believers hold different views on certain issues and use this in my answers.
E14- give a reasoned consideration of different points using relevant knowledge, understanding and my own research (factual information, developed reasons and examples).



I can independently …
B15 - explain how sources of authority are used to provide answers.
B14- show awareness of the meaning and importance of the beliefs of religious people.
B13 - Use sound knowledge and understanding when outlining religious teaching, beliefs and practices.

I can independently …
i7begin to suggest solutions to challenges.
i6begin toexplain some challenges of belonging.
i5 – explain some examples of how belief affects lives.                          

I can independently …
D7 - explain and explore religion from a variety of religious viewpoints.
D6 – identify key examples of diversity within or between religions.                                    

I can independently …
E13 - begin to make an informed judgement by identifying strengths and weaknesses of several opinions.
E12 - use arguments which are supported by developed and relevant reasons, evidence and examples.
E11- present a reasoned consideration of different points of view.



I can independently …
B12 - show some understanding of beliefs and forms of expression by including clear reasons.
B11 - show an awareness of historical context and that beliefs come from sources such as sacred texts. B10 – describe in detail using specialist vocabulary.

I can independently …
i4 - describe the impact of religions on people’s lives and give some specific examples.       

I can independently …
D5 - suggest reasons for similarities / differences. 
D4 - identify important similarities and/or differences.

I can independently …
E10 - link some religious points into my response.
E9 - show understanding of different views by giving simple reasons.
E8 - express my own view about a statement with good reasons, evidence and examples.


I can independently …
B9 - suggest some meanings for a range of practices.
B8 - begin to talk about sources of authority.
B7 - describe beliefs and features using accurate specialist terms.

I can independently …
i3 - describe some of the impact of religions on people’s lives.                             

I can independently …
D3 - describe similarities and / or differences within or between religions.            

I can independently …
E7 - show awareness of different views.
E6 – demonstrate knowledge and some understanding of relevant evidence and information.
E5 - express my own views and use reasons to support them.



With some support I am beginning to …..
B6 - explain some key beliefs and features of a religion, using some key words.  
B5 – know what some holy books say.
B4 – describe some beliefs and features.

With some support I am beginning to …..
i2 – show some awareness of how religion makes a difference to a believer.

With some support I am beginning to …..
D2 – recognise some similarities and differences within a religion.

With some support I am beginning to …..
E4 – focus a little more on the question / topic in my answers.
E3 – use ‘I think’ to express a simple view and make a general statement.



With support I can …..
B3 – write about something a religious person believes or does using everyday language.
B2 – identify religions by name.

With support I can …..
i1 – make a connection between religions and people’s lives.  

With support I can …..
D1- show awareness of either similarities or differences.                   

With support I can …..
E2 – voice a point of view and sometimes give a reason.





With support I can ….
B1 – talk about at least one thing a religious person believes or does using everyday language.



With support I can …..
E1 – voice a point of view.



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