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RE Levels for non-specialists....

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by GruffyMax, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. I'm a new HoD and we have some non-specialists teaching Yr7 next year. How would you explain the RE levels to them? Since my training, I've always used the following guidelines, which I share with the students:-
    Level 3 - Describe
    Level 4 - Explain
    Level 5 - Evaluate
    Level 6 - Justify
    Level 7 - Anaylse
    But, since reviewing our Yr7 curriculum from a non-specialist perspective I'm not sure they make much sense! What do you use?!
    Cheers,
    Gruffy
     
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    Level
    3 – describe and make links

    Level 4 – Ask questions, make connections

    Level 5 - Recognise, explain, make comparisons

    Level 6- Explain in detail, examine how people in the same religion do things
    differently to each other







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    Level
    7 – Evaluate how tradition and culture makes a difference to religious belief.

    Level 8 – Analyse and account for, give argued comparisons

    What I did though was set up a levelling file with examples of standardised work that I have marked for each assessment task and across each level. My non speicalists have found this invaluable as they can look at it and compare it to what they have got in front of them.
     
  3. brianwilson

    brianwilson New commenter

    L3 - describe and make links
    L4 - understand the significance and impact of religion
    L5 - informed comparison and explaination
    L6 - Informed account and interpretation
    L7 - coherent analysis
    L8 - Critically evaluate and synthesis

    These are the different skills required. Furthermore it is important for you to think about the outcomes and what the learning looks like on paper. E.g. pupils provide a written description of of the main features in a church.

    Lets not for get the 6 fields of enquiry, such as beliefs and practices.
    L4 show how a religious belief changes a persons life
    L5 show how a religious belief changes a community.
    A sow could be based on two fields of enquiry and this makes it easy to show your non specialist what the learning out comes look like.
    So pupils write a diary about how their belief in an all powerful God might change their life. Most pupils create a community murial to show what would happen if everyone believed that God was all powerful.

    I think skills are useful, but in order to really explain levels you need to focus on the fields of enquiry that follow from the skills
     

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