Academic Information



  • To develop the wider key skills and employability skills
  • Pupils take part in a variety of enrichment activities which engage Senior School pupils


Mrs Todd
Mrs Baird
Mr Doherty
Miss Patterson
Mr Wilson
Miss Farquhar
Mr Smith

Post 16

In Communities of Practice in Education (CoPE), all pupils undertake an enrichment area of their choice from the following:

  • Independent Living Skills (with Mrs Todd)
  • Mentoring (with Mrs Baird)
  • Leadership Skills (with Mr Doherty)
  • App Building (with Miss Patterson)
  • Business and Enterprise (with Miss Patterson)
  • Sports Award (with Mr Wilson)

One year pupils complete the careers component in Year 13 and the two-year pupils complete the four enrichment units in Year 13 and the two careers units across Years 13 and 14.

The qualification is administered through CCEA and is 100% portfolio based.

Skills Developed

  • Working with others
  • Improving own learning
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Oral presentation
  • Discussion
  • Literacy
  • Communication
  • ICT skills
  • Greater knowledge of opportunities

Career Areas


  • Catering and hospitality
  • Mentoring
  • Leadership and management
  • Business
  • ICT-based employment