For use with KS4 Religious Studies Students.<br />
I use this tracker with both WJEC and AQA students and find these four strands (explanation, analysis, use of evidence and evaluation) to be the most useful to target.<br />
It can be used in a variety of ways:<br />
As a teacher I use the tracker to chart student progress over time and to highlight to the students when questions have been added to their work that they need to address. I always find a piece of work that could be improved in order to work towards their particular target. I box the section of writing with a highlighter and ask students to redraft.<br />
Other members of my department have trialled using the tracker as a student reflection tool.<br />
This final form of the tracker has both vastly improved feedback I give to students and immediately reduced the time it takes me to give this high quality feedback.
This resources is used when marking books, assessments and other work linked to the Edexcel Religious Studies course. It is designed to speed up marking and to give question specific guidance to students so that they can improve their work. Students are each issued with a copy to be fastened inside their exercise books. When marking has taken place students are given time to reflect on and improve their work. Students are expected to read through their work, note the letter and number that I have given and then find the corresponding target on the sheet. I then ask them to copy it out and then apply it by re-doing or adding to the work they have done in a different colour pen.
Whole units on a Powerpoint for revision purposes. Exam next week - using them with my groups so hope they might be useful to others.
So far: Marriage and Family, Matters of Life and Death, Believing in God, Religion and Social Responsibility, Religion and the Enviroment.
Social Harmony added now
Progress sheet - given to students; personal copy to reflect on progress and learning. I get them to highlight what they achieve. I also keep one in my file to annotate as I teach the unit.
I teach the Religion and Society unit in one year, one period a week so have condensed Peace and Conflict into 6 lessons. You will need to adapt for your own resources but hope it helps!
Progress sheet for defences - showing content to cover and learning outcomes according to assessment objectives. Students have a copy and regularly reflect on what they have learnt and what progress they still need to make.
Have attached the Powerpoints I use to teach the defences - nothing fancy and will need some amendment but might be useful.
It's always nice to give your students something Christmassy to work towards as it gets closer. I've updated this resource due to it's popularity. This 10 page booklet can be printed in colour or black and white. Students can work through the different activities suggested in one go or once a week. I've used these resources with different ages but it would work best for lower secondary or primary school. The resources tell the Christmas story, look into traditions today and explore how Christmas was celebrated in the Tudor and Medieval period. The additional Powerpoint may also be used for other activites. Comments are appreciated. Images acquired through a search engine filtered to "labelled for reuse".
This lesson uses drama to encourage students to explore a range of creation stories from across the globe. They are also encouraged to reflect on whether or not these stories can be useful for learning about other cultures. <br />