Recognising learner achievement
There is no statutory requirement for end of key stage assessment in PSE. However, the progress individuals make in PSE across the curriculum and their contributions to the general life of the school or college should be recognised and acknowledged. This helps learners to value what they are learning and the skills they are developing.
Making judgements about learner achievement in PSE does not require formal tests. Learners should be given opportunities to reflect upon their experiences, discuss their own perceptions of their learning and progress, consider strengths and areas for development and set targets for improvement. They should be encouraged to take responsibility for their progress and self-assessment should play a prominent part.
PSE is often a priority for learners with additional educational needs and specific personal and social targets may be set in individual education plans. Such targets inform the planning and differentiation of PSE-related work across the curriculum and all staff will be involved in recognising achievement.