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ASDAN

Exam Board: ASDAN

Course: Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE)

Teacher of ASDAN:  Mrs C Thomas

 

YEAR 10 AND 11 ONLY

Aims of the qualification 

  • To help you to develop and demonstrate a range of skills.
  • To provide a way in which you can gain credit for what you have learnt from the wide variety of activities you are undertaking both inside and outside formal education.

The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness can: 

  • Recognise your personal achievements
  • Help you to manage your own learning
  • Broaden your experience
  • Develop your employability skills and personal effectiveness
  • Help you build your record of achievement
  • Add to your GCSE qualifications

To gain the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness you must: 

  • Take responsibility for planning, organising and carrying out a number of activities or challenges
  • Develop and provide evidence of working with others, improving own learning and performance and problem solving
  • Develop and provide evidence of the skills of research, discussion and presentation
  • Produce evidence of your achievements in a Portfolio (file or folder)

Activities and challenges will be selected from the following modules:

  • ·         Communication
  • ·         Citizenship and Community
  • ·         Sport and Leisure
  • ·         Independent Living
  • ·         The Environment
  • ·         Vocational and Diploma preparation
  • ·         Health and Fitness
  • ·         Work related Learning and Enterprise
  • ·         Science and Technology
  • ·         International Links
  • ·         Expressive Arts
  • ·         Beliefs and Values

 

Activities and challenges will be selected to develop the following skills

  • ·         Introduction to working with others
  • ·         Introduction to improving own learning and performance
  • ·         Introduction to problem solving
  • ·         Planning and carrying out a piece of research
  • ·         Communicating through discussion
  • ·         Planning and giving and oral presentation

The course is practically based but does require evidence to be produced using a variety of skills – ICT, hand written, photographs and oral presentations.

Possible activities include:

  • Visits to local businesses and places of interest
  • Carrying out investigations
  • Inviting speakers into school