RE assessments to check understanding

Sian Evans
05th October 2017
Praying hands representing secondary school RE assessments for KS3, KS4 and post-16 students

Measure progress in RE lessons with this range of assessments, written tasks and practice questions

Regular assessment helps you to find out what students have learnt and how well they can express their knowledge. From checking end-of-topic understanding to exam technique, we have selected a range of resources to support you in identifying pupils’ progress.

KS3 resources

Find out how much your Year 7 class already know about the six main world religions with this adaptable baseline assessment, complete with answers. Or, why not challenge older KS3 students to provide a written answer to this prejudice and discrimination assessment task, which gives them an opportunity to discuss Martin Luther King and Malcolm X? 

This Holocaust project culminates in an assessment in which learners have to design and justify a memorial they have created by explaining its significance in a persuasive writing exercise. To cover a range of topics, check out this collection of 1-hour assessments, including mark schemes and feedback sheets.


RE Baseline Assessment

This is a levelled baseline assessment, which I intend to use with Y7. Please leave feedback!
By erica_10

Assessment task: Martin Luther King and Malcolm X

Assessment task with level descriptors along with a writing frame for lower ability students
By samroberts86

KS4 and post-16 resources

It’s never too early to start familiarising students with exam questions. Ranging from definitions to exploring each side of an argument, these practice questions on Christianity are ideal for testing knowledge and written skills. This Buddhist belief end-of-topic test is a great way of giving pupils formal exam practice and includes a model answer.

Similarly, this written assessment on peace and conflict will provide a clear idea of how pupils are progressing along with tips for answering exam questions.  Finally, make sure your students fully understand the keywords that will be using with this definition test.


Practice questions for Believing in God

This is for unit 2- Religion and Life with Christianity
By amandalou

New AQA GCSE RE - Buddhist beliefs – The end of topic test

Based on the new AQA GCSE specification (and can also be adapted to other specifications), this lesson give give students the opportunity to complete a formal test to demonstrate what they have learnt in this topic. This resource will also feature a helping hand sheet and a model answer for the 12 mark evaluation question
By njscarlet

Edexcel Peace and Conflict - Lesson 8: assessment lesson

This is the final lesson in a series of eight lessons. lesson includes guidance on how to answer exam questions, tips for an assessment, peer assessment and end of year evaluation. Assessment paper also included.
By Cillachinchilla

Key word assessment

A good resource to assess the key words for Unit 1 & 4 of the Edexcel GCSE course
By F Patel

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