What Is Cope?
The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness is a nationally recognised qualification outcome of the ASDAN programmes. The qualification offers imaginative ways of accrediting young people’s activities. The qualification allows us at Cynffig to promote and record a wide range of personal skills, qualities, abilities and achievements of our young people, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges.
The aims of the qualification are:
To help learners to develop and demonstrate a range of skills
To provide a way in which all learners can gain credit for what they have learnt from the wide variety of activities they are undertaking both inside and outside formal education.
The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness can:
Recognise personal achievements
Help learners manage their own learning
Broaden their experiences
Develop their employability skills and personal effectiveness
Help learners build their record of achievement
Add to their GCSE qualifications
At Key Stage 3:
All students at Key Stage 3 are given the opportunity to build up the required Portfolio of Evidence as they complete various
challenges. Student must demonstrate a competence at either Level 1 or Level 2 in the following skills: Working With Others,
Improving own Learning and Performance, Problem Solving, Planning and Carrying out a Piece of Research, Communication
through Discussion and Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation
CoPE forms part of our PSE programme at Cynffig and enables us to deliver our skills programme, Emotional Intelligence and
specific teaching methods such as debating and philosophy for children.
CoPE makes provision for students’ writing explicit, although speaking and listening forms a vast area of this subject. All
lessons incorporate elements of writing, presentation and discussion work.
Within Year 7, students are taught within mixed ability groups, whereas within Year 8 and 9, students are taught within their
normal teaching groups. There is an expectation that they will be able to work in pairs and groups to support and ‘scaffold’
each other’s’ learning.
Mrs R Morris
To gain the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness at Level 1 and/or Level 2, learners 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 learners achievements in a Portfolio
CoPE qualifications are included in school performance tables with the following allocation:
CoPE Level 1 (25 points) equivalent to a GCSE grade E
CoPE Level 2 (46 points) equivalent to a GCSE grade B