Portfolio Assessment in Social Studies
What is a portfolio?
A portfolio is a systematic collection of entries, over a period of time (e.g. from P4 GEP to P6 GEP).
An entry is typically made up of 3 parts:
a commentary, and
Please refer to the table below for more details.
|Artefact |Commentary* |Reflection** | |Self-created: |Depends on the artefact. For example, if |Required | |Based on a work created by the pupil e.g. a poem, a |the artefact created is a poem or a game, | | |journal entry |a commentary is likely to be required. | | | |However, if the artefact created is a | | | |journal entry, a commentary may not be | | | |necessary. | | |Self-selected: |Required |Required | |Based on an existing work e.g. news article. This | | | |may be a single article or may be several articles | | | |around the same theme. | | |
* The commentary may be combined with the reflection
** A reflection template will be provided to guide pupils
Minimum of 2 entries. An entry should relate to one (or more) of the following areas: i) content knowledge and thinking,
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