ASDAN Youth Award at Wrenn Academy
How do you fancy planning and running a trip for your class? Could you cope with the planning, budgeting and cooking a meal for staff? Can you use the digital camera, manipulate and print your work and talk to your class about your work? Could you plan, organise and arrange a period of community service in a local school? If you would like any of these, the the Youth Award Scheme is for you. Wrenn has been part of the ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network – please see their website for details) consortium for many years. The course is based on a series of students chosen, but tutor guided, challenges, selected from course books. You progress from Bronze to Silver and onto Gold levels. This can be continued in the sixth form in the form of the Universities Award. If you can achieve your Gold Award, this is equivalent to GCSE grade C. All the work is internally assessed by staff and externally moderated once a term. Throughout the whole course there is an emphasis on the acquisition of key skills; for example numeracy, communication and ICT. These skills are identified every time a challenge is completed. A substantial file of evidence is produced. Work is also action planned and reviewed. There is a very popular uptake for this course. Limited numbers of pupils can be accepted. Some pupils may be invited to join the course in place of a traditional GCSE. The course is quite unlike any other in that it is student based; it is a refreshing change for many from the rigours of a GCSE course. If you think that the course sounds interesting please contact any of the course leaders to discuss it further and see some of the files of student work.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wrenn Academy directly.