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Learning for Life: COPE

COPE is a project based subject which helps students build confidence in six areas of success: Working With Others; Improving Own Learning and Performance; Problem Solving; Research; Discussion; Oral Presentation. Students complete projects whilst developing the skills in these six key areas.

Subject Leader: Ms H Dent-Cowan (

Key Stage 4

This subject is only available in Key Stage 4.  It leads to a qualification which carries the same weight in college applications as a good GCSE.  Students complete between twelve and twenty four projects over three years. Each student works at their own pace with support and intervention when required. The topic areas in which students develop their projects include:

Year 9

  • Communication
  • Citizenship and Community
  • Sport and Leisure
  • Independent Living

Year 10

  • The Environment
  • Vocational Preparation
  • Health and Fitness
  • Work Related Learning and Enterprise

Year 11

  • Science and Technology
  • International Links
  • Expressive Arts
  • Beliefs and Values