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CoPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness) at John Willmott School (JWS)

Course description

LEVEL Level 3

EXAMINATION BOARD ASDAN

Course content

COURSE INFORMATION

CoPE provides a framework for the development, assessment and accreditation of generic and wider key skills and wider activities, through a nationally recognised qualification at level 3.  It offers imaginative ways of accrediting young people’s activities, allowing centres to record a range of students’ personal qualities, abilities and achievements, as well as introducing them to new challenges.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE.

Assessment

SPECIFICATION AND UNITS OF STUDY

Pupils complete a combination of different challenges over the year, as well as developing six key skills within these challenges.

 

Challenges:

• 1 - Active Citizenship

• 2 - Work Related Activities

• 3 - Career Planning

• 4 - Global Awareness

• 5 - Enrichment Activities

• 6 - Extended Project

 

Key Skills:

• 1 - Working With Others

• 2 - Improving Own Learning and Performance

• 3 - Problem Solving

• 4 - Research

• 5 - Discussion

• 6 - Oral Presentation

Students must complete challenges from at least three modules, totalling 150 hours of activity (15 credits).  One credit is awarded for every 10 hours of activity and students may complete challenges of 20, 30 or 50 hours of activity.

Students produce a portfolio of evidence including the plan, do and review paperwork for the six key skills as well as other forms of evidence appropriate to the challenge.  Examples may include action plans, activity logs, letters, certificates, annotated photographs, references to books and websites, minutes of meetings, questionnaires and so on.

Student’s work is internally moderated before being registered for external moderation.  A pass at CoPE level 3 is worth 70 UCAS points (roughly equivalent to an A grade as AS level. It links well with other subjects and can enhance applications to colleges and universities or when entering employment.  CoPE is clear evidence of your independence and maturity as a learner.

 

Further information

WHO TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION Mr A Hussain

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Willmott School (JWS) directly.

Last updated date: 12 November 2014
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