yEAR 8 The RISE

CORE SUBJECTSOPTIONAL SUBJECTSBTEC SUBJECTSTHE RISE

OPTIONS FORM 2021

When you have made your choices, please use this form and return by Thursday 1st April 2021.

ASDAN The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness & The Princes Trust Level 1 and 2  

  • ASDAN The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness & The Princes Trust Level 1 and 2
  • The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is a nationally recognised qualification available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. The qualification offers imaginative ways of accrediting young people's activities. It promotes, and allows 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.

The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is a nationally recognised qualification available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. The qualification offers imaginative ways of accrediting young people's activities. It promotes, and allows 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. 

The CoPE curriculum is found in the student book (see website), which comprises 13 modules. The modules are divided into three sections; section A, B and C. Each section should take at least 10 hours to complete – 10 hours is worth one credit. Students will need 12 credits to gain the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness. 

The module titles are: Communication; Citizenship and Community; Sport and Leisure; Independent Living; The Environment; Vocational Preparation; Health and fitness; Work-Related Learning and Enterprise; Science and Technology; International Links; Expressive Arts; Beliefs and Values; Combined Studies (this module allows you to mix and match a combination of challenges from other modules). 

Students will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their achievements. Students must also demonstrate competence at Level 1 or 2 in the six CoPE skills units: 

  • Introduction to Working with Others 
  • Introduction to Improving own Learning and Performance 
  • Introduction to Problem Solving 
  • Planning and Carrying out a Piece of Research 
  • Communication through Discussion 
  • Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation 

The Princes Trust – Personal Development and Employability Skills 

Qualification Aim: 
The Prince’s Trust qualifications in Personal Development and Employability Skills recognise a breadth of personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across a range of sectors.

They have been developed with the aim of progressing learners into further education and/or employment and are available for use with pre and post 16 learners: They give learners the opportunity to:  

  • Develop their own personal growth and engagement in, and through, learning 
  • Engage in learning that is relevant to them and support their development of personal skills and attributes that are essential for working life and employment 
  • Prepare themselves for progression into further education programmes, apprenticeships or other work based learning  
  • Develop their English and mathematics skills 

Students will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their achievements.

 ARTS AWARD - Art or Drama Option

Art Option

  

Drama Option

  • ARTS AWARD - Art or Drama Option
  • Art Subject Lead: Mrs Mehta 
  • Drama Subject Lead: Mrs Lewis

Course Outline: 

Arts Award: a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry. At the Rise we offer Bronze (L1) to Gold Level (L3). The Arts Award is the qualification you will receive if you decide on either the Art option or the Drama option.This is an alternative provision to GCSE Drama, Art or Performing Arts. 

  • Discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities 
  • Experience arts events 
  • Develop creative and communication skills that are essential for success in 21st century life explore the work of artists and craftspeople and gain insights into the professional arts world gain experience and knowledge to help progress into further education and employment 

You'll create a portfolio or arts log that shows off your creativity and gives you a recognised qualification awarded by leading exam board Trinity College London. 

ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence 

  • EDCL (With the Possibility of Working Towards GCSE/Cambridge Nationals Information Technology) (Rise) 
  • Subject Leader: Ms C Milnes
  • Board and Syllabus: EDCL Foundation and OCR Cambridge Nationals

 

The ECDL programme defines the skills and competencies necessary to use a computer and common computer applications. It offers a wide range of modules including Computer Essentials, Word Processing and IT Security. Candidates take tests in the modules which are most relevant to their educational and professional requirements, thereby creating their ECDL Profile. Whether in school, university or in the workplace, ECDL offers the skills you need to succeed.  

Base modules certify skills that are considered essential skills - together they form the set of skills and knowledge that are crucial for all, which is why they are considered essential.

The four Base modules are: 

  • Computer Essentials - skills and concepts relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks and data security. 
  • Online Essentials - skills and concepts relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail. 
  • Word Processing – skills to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting and finishing word processing documents, such as letters, CVs, and other documents. 
  • Spreadsheets – skills to perform tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet, to use standard formulas and functions, and to competently create and format graphs or charts. 

The Intermediate modules are: