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ASDAN Award Scheme


ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) is an awarding body whose programmes and qualifications offer flexible ways of developing and accrediting personal, social and work-related abilities.


Ms A Hedges – Head of Department


ASDAN Learning Journey


The Award of Personal Effectiveness course (AOPE) St Aidan’s follows within the ASDAN programme is a substantial and wide ranging qualification. The purpose of the course is to enable students to :

  • Develop and demonstrate a range of personal and employability skills
  • Broaden their experience
  • Manage their learning in a variety of real life contexts


Each activity on the AOPE course gives the students the opportunity to learn and develop wider key skills and the skills of personal effectiveness.

Activities are chosen from the following assessment units: Working with Others, Planning and Reviewing Learning, Dealing with Problems in Daily Life, Planning and Carrying out Research, Group Discussion, Preparing for and Giving a Presentation and Developing Self.

Projects vary from year to year depending on the interests of the group.

For further information please see our KS4 Options Booklet 2024

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