What is The Edge?
‘The Edge’ is intended, over time, to develop and accredit the life skills and attributes which employers are telling us they need from their employees. They are: leadership, organisation, initiative, resilience and communication. ‘The Edge’ runs alongside students’ academic successes, and recognises what the students can ‘do’ as well as what they ‘know’.
It is recognised nationally that young people often embark on their careers with excellent qualifications but lacking some of the employability skills required for success in the workplace. At King Edward VI School, we are looking to change this for our young people, in order to provide them with the best possible preparation for their chosen careers.
In order to gain the qualification at ‘Apprentice’, ‘Graduate’ or ‘Masters’ level, students need to complete a range of activities from an approved list. The activities are many and varied, and can be undertaken in lesson time, in extra-curricular clubs, or outside the school environment. For Year 8, the scheme is launched at the ‘Apprentice’ level, with the opportunity to progress to ‘Graduate’ level during Years 10 and 11, and ‘Masters’ level in Years 12 and 13.
The students themselves will manage their progression through the scheme. They will use a specially designed on-line application, with tutors and Heads of College providing an oversight, and awarding credits. All students have been given their online log-in information, and so will be able to show you the website and the activities they can chose from.
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