Types of Assessments used
Students begin studying for their GCSE in Religious Studies after February half term in Year 9.
The GCSE is broken down into 2 units. An exam is taken at the end of year 10 and the second exam is at the end of year 11. The results of both exams are added together to give the GCSE grade
The department has broken each of the 2 units into modules. After each module there is a formal written assessment. Assessments are completed in a separate assessment book that is kept at school. In the case of some modules in the Year 9 and Year 10 Ethics course there will be 2 assessments per unit.
Assessments will have 2 sections. The first will be focused on knowledge and understanding and the second section will be focused on evaluation skills.
There will be two Mock exams completed by the students. One before the year 10 exam and the other before the year 11 exam
Assessments and Grades used for progress tracking
Grades will be awarded to students based on the assessments.
These will be recorded on electronic markbooks at school.
Over the course of the year, all the results will be continuously added together to give an average grade. This average grade will be the one used to report to parents at each of the 6 monitoring times through the year for progress tracking.