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Published on June 1, 2008

Author: skambalu

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This is the file I use for printing out accurate grade descriptors for my classes.

I can demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of beliefs, values and traditions studied and their impact on followers and others. I can do this through limited use of specialist vocabulary and knowledge, sometimes correctly but not always systematically. I can make simple connections between religion and people’s lives. I support and evaluate responses to issues studies by giving a reason in support of an opinion. Grade F

I can demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of beliefs, values and traditions studied and their impact on followers and others.

I can do this through limited use of specialist vocabulary and knowledge, sometimes correctly but not always systematically.

I can make simple connections between religion and people’s lives.

I support and evaluate responses to issues studies by giving a reason in support of an opinion.

I can demonstrate, generally with accuracy , a knowledge and understanding of beliefs, values and traditions, and their impact on individuals, societies and cultures. I can do this by using correct specialist vocabulary when questions specifically demand it. I can describe accurately and explain the key elements of the religion studied. I can identify, interpret and evaluate different responses to issues studied by presenting relevant evidence to support arguments , incorporating reference to different points of view and using arguments to make reasoned judgements. Grade C

I can demonstrate, generally with accuracy , a knowledge and understanding of beliefs, values and traditions, and their impact on individuals, societies and cultures.

I can do this by using correct specialist vocabulary when questions specifically demand it.

I can describe accurately and explain the key elements of the religion studied.

I can identify, interpret and evaluate different responses to issues studied by presenting relevant evidence to support arguments , incorporating reference to different points of view and using arguments to make reasoned judgements.

I can demonstrate detailed and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of beliefs, values and traditions and their impact on the lives of individuals, societies and cultures. I do this by consistently using and interpreting a range of specialist vocabulary . I draw out and explain the meaning and religious significance of the key elements of the religion studied. I can explain , where appropriate, how differences in belief lead to differences of religious response . I can support, interpret and evaluate a variety of responses , recognising the complexity of issues, weighing up opinions and making reasoned judgements supported by a range of evidence and well-developed arguments. Grade A

I can demonstrate detailed and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of beliefs, values and traditions and their impact on the lives of individuals, societies and cultures.

I do this by consistently using and interpreting a range of specialist vocabulary .

I draw out and explain the meaning and religious significance of the key elements of the religion studied.

I can explain , where appropriate, how differences in belief lead to differences of religious response .

I can support, interpret and evaluate a variety of responses , recognising the complexity of issues, weighing up opinions and making reasoned judgements supported by a range of evidence and well-developed arguments.

Mark scheme: (a) For a partially correct answer - 1 mark For a correct answer - 2 marks

For a partially correct answer - 1 mark

For a correct answer - 2 marks

Mark scheme: (b) Level 1 - For an isolated example of relevant knowledge (2 marks) Level 2 - For basic relevant knowledge presented within a limited structure (4 marks) Level 3 - For an organised outline /description, deploying relevant knowledge, with some specialist vocabulary (6 marks)

Level 1 - For an isolated example of relevant knowledge (2 marks)

Level 2 - For basic relevant knowledge presented within a limited structure (4 marks)

Level 3 - For an organised outline /description, deploying relevant knowledge, with some specialist vocabulary (6 marks)

Mark scheme: (c) Level 1 - For a simple, appropriate and relevant idea (2 marks) Level 2 - For a basic explanation showing an understanding of a relevant idea (4 marks) Level 3 - For a developed explanation showing an understanding of the main idea(s) using some specialist vocabulary (6 marks) Level 4 - For a comprehensive explanation showing a coherent understanding of the main idea(s) and using specialist vocabulary appropriately (8 marks)

Level 1 - For a simple, appropriate and relevant idea (2 marks)

Level 2 - For a basic explanation showing an understanding of a relevant idea (4 marks)

Level 3 - For a developed explanation showing an understanding of the main idea(s) using some specialist vocabulary (6 marks)

Level 4 - For a comprehensive explanation showing a coherent understanding of the main idea(s) and using specialist vocabulary appropriately (8 marks)

Mark scheme: (d) Level 1 - For an opinion supported by one relevant reason (1 mark) Level 2 - For a basic ‘for and against’ or a reasoned opinion supported by religious / moral evidence or examples (2 marks) Level 3 - For a reasoned evaluation, using religious / moral argument, evidence or examples, referring to another point of view (3 marks) Level 4 - For a coherent and reasoned evaluation, based on religious / moral argument, evidence or examples, giving a balanced account of an alternative point(s) of view to reach a personal conclusion (4 marks)

Level 1 - For an opinion supported by one relevant reason (1 mark)

Level 2 - For a basic ‘for and against’ or a reasoned opinion supported by religious / moral evidence or examples (2 marks)

Level 3 - For a reasoned evaluation, using religious / moral argument, evidence or examples, referring to another point of view (3 marks)

Level 4 - For a coherent and reasoned evaluation, based on religious / moral argument, evidence or examples, giving a balanced account of an alternative point(s) of view to reach a personal conclusion (4 marks)

Section 5: Mark scheme: (a) Level 1 - For an isolated example of relevant knowledge (1 mark) Level 2 - For basic relevant knowledge presented in sentences (2 marks) Level 3 - For a clear and structured outline / description using some specialist vocabulary (3 marks) Level 4 - For a coherent and comprehensive description, using specialist terms appropriately and with precision (4 marks)

Level 1 - For an isolated example of relevant knowledge (1 mark)

Level 2 - For basic relevant knowledge presented in sentences (2 marks)

Level 3 - For a clear and structured outline / description using some specialist vocabulary (3 marks)

Level 4 - For a coherent and comprehensive description, using specialist terms appropriately and with precision (4 marks)

Section 5: Mark scheme: (b) Level 1 - For a simple, appropriate and relevant idea (2 mark) Level 2 - For a basic explanation showing understanding of a relevant idea presented in sentences (4 marks) Level 3 - For a clear and structured explanation showing an understanding of the main idea(s) and deploying a limited range of specialist vocabulary (6 marks) Level 4 - For a coherent and comprehensive explanation showing a full understanding of the main idea(s) using specialist terms appropriately and with precision (8 marks)

Level 1 - For a simple, appropriate and relevant idea (2 mark)

Level 2 - For a basic explanation showing understanding of a relevant idea presented in sentences (4 marks)

Level 3 - For a clear and structured explanation showing an understanding of the main idea(s) and deploying a limited range of specialist vocabulary (6 marks)

Level 4 - For a coherent and comprehensive explanation showing a full understanding of the main idea(s) using specialist terms appropriately and with precision (8 marks)

Section 5: Mark scheme: (c) Level 1 - For an opinion supported by one relevant reason (2 mark) Level 2 - For a basic ‘for and against’ or a reasoned opinion supported by religious / moral evidence or examples, presented in sentences (4 marks) Level 3 - For a structured and reasoned evaluation, using religious / moral argument, evidence or examples, referring to another point of view, using specialist vocabulary (6 marks) Level 4 - For a coherent and reasoned evaluation, based on religious . moral argument, evidence or examples, giving an account of an alternative point of view to reach a personal conclusion using specialist terms appropriately and with precision (8 marks)

Level 1 - For an opinion supported by one relevant reason (2 mark)

Level 2 - For a basic ‘for and against’ or a reasoned opinion supported by religious / moral evidence or examples, presented in sentences (4 marks)

Level 3 - For a structured and reasoned evaluation, using religious / moral argument, evidence or examples, referring to another point of view, using specialist vocabulary (6 marks)

Level 4 - For a coherent and reasoned evaluation, based on religious . moral argument, evidence or examples, giving an account of an alternative point of view to reach a personal conclusion using specialist terms appropriately and with precision (8 marks)

Quality of Written Communication Relevant information presented in a form that suits its purpose. (1 mark) Text is legible, spelling, punctuation and grammar are accurate, so that meaning is clear. (1 mark) A suitable structure and style of writing has been used. (1 mark)

Relevant information presented in a form that suits its purpose. (1 mark)

Text is legible, spelling, punctuation and grammar are accurate, so that meaning is clear. (1 mark)

A suitable structure and style of writing has been used. (1 mark)

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