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Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (COPE) Level 3 at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

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. The qualification offers imaginative ways of accrediting young people’s activities. They promote, and allow centres to record, a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements of young people, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges.

Course content

 

Students choose challenges from the following six modules:

1.   Active Citizenship               4. Work Related Activities

2.   Career Planning                  5. Global Awareness

3.    Enrichment Activities          6.  Extended Project 

Entry requirements

Students embarking on this course should be prepared to spend a substantial amount of time outside of lessons working on challenges, including during their vacations!.

Assessment

 

Students produce a portfolio of evidence, which should demonstrate competence in the Wider Key Skills (Working with Others, Improving Own Learning and Performance and Problem Solving) at Level 3 and the units Planning and Carrying Out Research, Communicating through Discussion and Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation at Level 3.

Future opportunities

CoPE is a well recognised qualification for university entrance which contributes 70 UCAS points – the equivalent of A* for a half-A-Level.

Further information

 

Students embarking on this course should be prepared to spend a substantial amount of time outside of lessons working on challenges, including during their vacations!.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.