Assessment of Faith and Philosophy
End-of-lesson discussions focus on one or more of the ideas explored and the progress that pupils have made towards them during the lesson. Pupils are encouraged to look back to previous work/photos/ records to see how much progress they have made using the reflections heads. Self-assessment and peer assessment are encouraged (often verbal rather than written to make the feedback less onerous). Pupils are taught to use the language of assessment: ‘what went well’ and ‘even better if’. Peer marking is encouraged, where buddies can evaluate each other’s work in relation to steps to success which are made clear and referred to throughout the lesson.
End-of-lesson discussion considers the ways of working the class has found fruitful or difficult. When prompted to complete the Reflection Heads (back of the books) pupils are asked, for example:
- Which key words, concepts, skills or processes were tricky for you to understand? How would you like to be supported whilst learning this unit?
- Which parts of the lesson did you enjoy, like or found interesting? Explain why. Can you explain what the people practising this faith might feel/do when (present scenario)?
- What part of the lesson would you like to offer a personal viewpoint/perspective about? How does this lesson relate or compare to your own values and personal philosophy?