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Grade Ladder – Religious Studies
W1 KAU: I use a simple phrase or picture to describe a topic.
POD: I can give a one word response. Not in a sentence.
W2 KAU: I can provide a basic point about a topic.
POD: I can give a basic response.
W3 KAU: I can provide a basic point about a topic and use a simple keyword.
POD: I can give a relevant opinion, showing understanding.
1 KAU: I can provide a point about a topic using a keyword.

I mention an example of behaviour and start to link it to a belief.

POD: I can give a relevant opinion with a reason.
2 KAU: I can provide a point about a topic using a relevant    keyword.

I mention an example of behaviour and link it to a belief.

I refer to basic sources of wisdom and authority.

POD: I can give a relevant opinion with a reason and basic    evidence.
3 KAU: I can provide more than one point about a topic and use relevant keywords.

I can provide more than one example of behaviour and link them to a belief.

I refer to sources of wisdom and authority.

I begin to show understanding of common and divergent views.

POD: I can give a reasoned point of view with evidence and consider a different view.
4 KAU: I can provide more than one point about a topic and use relevant keywords.

I can provide more than one example of behaviour and link them to a belief.

I can explain beliefs/behaviour using sources of wisdom and authority.

I show an understanding of common and divergent views.

POD: I can give a reasoned point of view with evidence and consider a different view with evidence.
5 KAU: I can provide more than one point about a topic and use relevant keywords.

I can provide more than one example of behaviour and link them clearly to a belief.

I can explain beliefs/behaviour by accurately referring to sources of wisdom and authority.

I show clear understanding of common and divergent views.

POD: I can give a reasoned argument.

I can provide reasons for two points of view.

For one view I can provide more than one piece of evidence.

I can make an overall judgment.

6 KAU:I can provide more than one point about a topic and use relevant keywords.

I can provide more than one example of behaviour and link them clearly to a belief.

I can explain beliefs/behaviour by accurately referring to sources of wisdom and authority.

I show clear understanding of common and divergent views and can identify specific groups.

POD:I can give a reasoned point of view with more than one piece of evidence and consider a different view with more than one piece of evidence.

My judgment is supported by my analysis.

7 KAU:All of grade 6, plus:

My references from sources of wisdom are carefully selected and referenced.

POD:I can say why reasons are strong or weak.
8 KAU:All of grade 7, plus:

I use highly specialist terminology.

I provide fully referenced quotes from sources of wisdom/authority.

I show evidence of wider/independent learning.

POD:I have the ability to persuade the reader through sustained and convincing argument.

I show evidence of wider/independent learning.

KAU – Knowledge and Understanding Skill

POD – Personal Opinion and Debate Skill

All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020