GCSE Key Skills
Pupils complete challenges and keep evidence in a portfolio to help them develop and recognise the following key skills that will be invaluable in life outside the education system. These skills will all help when pupils start work and begin to live independent lives: Teamwork, Learning, Coping with Problems, Use of Maths, English and ICT.
Pupils will select various challenges to complete credits, they will receive one credit for every ten hours work completed. They can gain a certificate for as little as 10 hours work with Bronze Credits (10-59 hours), moving on to a Bronze Certificate (60-119 hours) through to Silver (120-179 hours) then Gold (180+ hours).
Pupils achieving Gold could also use some of the credits towards a Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE award).
Pupils can choose challenges from twelve modules depending on their interests, these modules are as follows;
Sport and Leisure
Health and Survival
World of Work
Science and Technology
The Wider World
Beliefs and Values
There would be an expectation for pupils to complete work at home, particularly for the higher level certificates.