Level 4 theory assessment
Question 6 & 7

Justify the need for keeping records and describe the types of records you would maintain,
Review a range of different assessment methods available and explain the ones you would use in your subject area.

Keeping records is a very important reflexive tool for both teachers and learners in the education environment with all establishments having to fall within the Data Protection Act 1998 and abiding by them. Accurate records taken throughout a course enables both teacher and students to continually reassess the effectiveness of the teaching/learning relationship by giving an ongoing measure against which to view learning objectives. It also reflexes one of the key roles as any teacher or organisation should carry out accordingly. It’s also good for auditing purposes should OFSTED for example carry out any kind of inspection at the establishment.

There are different types of records that the establishment would like to keep throughout the organisation. Some departments will concentrate on how the school performs externally or others may look at their marketing ways and try to encourage students to enrol in a certain course or college. Others may focus on their own establishment and keep records of inspections or any Health and Safety records that may need to be kept and updated accordingly.

During long or intense courses, records indicate whether pupils have learnt what has been taught and whether they are making sufficient progress during the course. It also identifies who may need help with any tuition or who may be ready for more extensive work. This is useful to both teacher and student by knowing what is expected from them both.   Also, whether teachers need to refine any aspects of their teaching by assessing successes or shortcomings where the teaching needs to be strengthened.

Initial tests taken on the first day of a course gives an idea of where students may fall behind with certain elements of...