All KGV students are encouraged to participate in a range of courses and activities in addition to their main programme.
3 YEAR ADVANCED PROGRAMME
Students will have their own specialist progress coach and careers guidance programme incorporating a qualification in Work Skills. This is designed to prepare them for progression on to advanced programmes at KGV or elsewhere or for employment.
2 YEAR ADVANCED PROGRAMME
Students in Year 1 will have weekly meetings with their progress coach in which they will be working towards individualised wider qualifications. This will consist of either the Award of Personal Effectiveness (AOPE) qualification or a suite of life skills qualifications from the Ascentis awarding body.
AoPE 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 frequently undertaken as a central part of the post-16 experience. It promotes and allows students to record a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges.
Students will be expected to develop increasing independence, taking control of the planning with guidance from their Progress Coach to produce a portfolio of evidence, which should demonstrate competence in Team Work, Career Exploration and Research Skills.
STATUS AND PROGRESSION
AoPE at Level 3 has recognition from UCAS and is worth 30 UCAS points (roughly equivalent to a D grade at AS Level).
Alternatively students can undertake Ascentis interactive IT based qualifications during their progress sessions in a variety of subjects which will aid their personal development and employability. These qualifications include Internet Safety, Health & Safety, Healthy Living, Managing Personal Finance and Environmental Sustainability. These qualifications allow students to work at their own pace and assessment times can be scheduled to suit the student. These nationally recognised qualifications do not attract UCAS points but will enhance students’ university applications and/ or employability.
All year 1 students attend a number of special events including:
- January: Careers Convention
- June: Higher Education Convention at Liverpool University
During the year you will also have one to one reviews with your coach and teachers which will offer you the opportunity to reflect on your courses and discuss your individual learning needs.
Your coach is there to guide you through your two years offering you continuous support, assessment and feedback to help you make the right choices and the best of your education!