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Assessing Progress in RE

Assessment is a core mechanism of ensuring that all pupils are flourishing academically in RE; it also enables teachers to check that the curriculum design is working effectively and to reflect on the impact of teaching and learning.

Regular assessment is important as it enables teaching to be adapted where necessary to ensure that all pupils receive their entitlement to ‘powerful knowledge’ through the curriculum, as well as making sure that pupils are developing the skills that will empower them to access their next stage of learning. Assessment can be formative and summative and can incorporate a wide range of evidence.

Below is some updated guidance for assessing pupil progress in RE. This guidance reflects more general developments in thinking about assessment, as well as taking account of the recent Ofsted RE Research Review (May 2021). For further support in relation to assessing pupil progress in RE, please contact Gillian Georgiou at