Exam Board - ASDAN
ASDAN Personal Development Programmes (Bronze, Silver and Gold) offer students flexible, activity-based programmes, focussing on development and accreditation of personal and social skills. Although it is not a GCSE subject, students’ achievements on this course are recognised by colleges.
When students have completed the Awards, we offer additional support and study time for their other options/exam subjects.
The aims of the programmes are:
- To enable young people to understand themselves and others better
- To be more prepared for making the transition to adult life
- To become an effective member of adult society
The programme is split into 13 modules:
- The Community
- Sports and Leisure
- Home Management
- The Environment
- Number Handling
- Health and Survival
- The World at Work
- Science and Technology
- The Wider World
- Expressive Arts
- Beliefs and Values
- Combined Studies
In each module the students are assessed on the different skills used. These include:
- Learning methods
- Coping with problems
- Use of maths
- Use of English
- Use of IT
There are no exams in ASDAN.
Students produce a portfolio of evidence of their achievements throughout the ASDAN Awards. This portfolio is continually assessed internally by the Award Coordinators and a selection of students’ work is sent away for external moderation.
Assessment Units are selected each year based on the overall needs of the group.
** This qualification is only available to a selected group of students. Please speak to Ms. Bazeley-Smith or Mrs. Mandal, if you are interested in choosing this option.