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Corfe Hills Students to add Key Business Skills to Top GCSE Results

Corfe Hills Students to add Key Business Skills to Top GCSE Results

After achieving the best GCSE results for Maths and English in the Poole area, Corfe Hills have launched ‘The Edge’ - a nationally accredited Programme to build the key life and leadership skills valued by business.

At Corfe Hills we are passionate about excellence in learning and this extends beyond academic skills.  We know that our students’ future employers will be looking for more than simply great academic results.  This past year our students achieved the best GCSE results in Maths and English in the whole of Poole (all non selective schools), so we have the academics covered.

Now, through our membership of PiXL (Partners in Excellence), we have this month launched a programme with our Year 9 students called ‘The Edge’, a nationally recognised qualification, designed to build and accredit the life skills that employers are looking for - leadership, organisation, initiative, resilience and communication.

Over the course of the qualification, students will plan, complete and evaluate activities for each of the five key attributes, creating their own personalised programme.

Thanks to the online PiXL Edge database, students have access to over 1800 different activities, as well as the option to create something totally new themselves.  The activities are many and varied and can be undertaken in normal lessons, in extra-curricular clubs or outside of school, giving all our students the ability to qualify.  The planning for the programme and the activities will take place during our tutor time programme so the students have the support they need to do it too.

PiXL is a not-for-profit partnership of over 1600 secondary schools, 500 sixth forms, 600 primary schools and 75 providers of alternative education.  Together we share best practice to raise standards and to give students a better future and brighter hope.