Assessment Criteria - Year 9 RE

KS3 Grade

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of religion and beliefs.

AO2: Analyse and evaluate
 aspects of religion and beliefs

Projected KS4 Grades

Belief, practices and sources of authority




I can independently …
B22 – demonstrate an integrated understanding of relevant sources of authority.
B21 – analyse and explain in more depth, giving focussed reasons for beliefs and practices.

I can independently …
i14- suggest reasons why impact varies.
i13– analyse the impact of belief and practices.

I can independently …
D11- evaluate the similarities and differences of several opinions within and between religions.

I can independently …
E20- give a clear conclusion which includes my own insights and
E19- give a logical and reasoned consideration of different points of view which is supported by a range of excellent evidence.



I can independently …
B20 - use relevant sources of authority and specialist terminology accurately.
B19 - give detailed accounts that interprets and explains the meaning and the importance of beliefs.

I can independently …
i12- suggest some reasons why impact varies.
i11– explain how beliefs and practices influence believers.

I can independently …
D10- explain important similarities and differences within and between religions.


I can independently …
E18- give a clear conclusion with judgements that are fully supported. 
E17- start to develop a balanced discussion that reflects on issues, supported by examples, evidence and religious teachings.



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 terms 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 - recognise important 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.
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 / differences.

I can independently …
E10 - link some religious points into my response.
E9 – use simple reasons to show understanding of different views
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 accurately.

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 understanding of relevant information.
E5 - express my own views and use reasons to support them.



B6– I can use key words to explain beliefs/ features
B5– I can know what some holy books say.
B4– I candescribe some beliefs and features.

i2 – I canshow some awareness of how religion makes a difference.

D2 – I can recognise some similarities and differences within a religion.

E4 – I can focus on the question / topic in my answers.
E3 – I can use ‘I think’ to express a simple view and make a general statement.




B3 – I can write about something a religious person believes or does using everyday language.

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

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

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



Each KS3 level can be subdivided into:-

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