There has been no national framework drawing together and accrediting the huge range of valuable activities which students undertake alongside their academic activities. Until now.
The Edge, aimed at students aged 3-18 years, focuses on *5 key attributes:
*adapted from the National Career Service's list of top ten soft skills.
These attributes have been especially chosen for their formative qualities in character development as well as their desirability by employers.
The attributes are developed through student-led activity programmes. Students will qualify at progressive levels which intensify in duration, teamwork, and audience exposure;
- Foundation (The Primary Edge)
- Challenger (The Primary Edge)
- Contender (The Primary Edge)
- Champion (The Primary Edge)
- PiXL Apprentice (Secondary)
- PiXL Graduate (Secondary)
- PiXL Master (Secondary)
Activities may be completed in class, in school as extra-curricular, or in their lives outside school but must be selected from our regulated PiXL database of over 500 activities. This is to ensure rigour and consistency. The database is constantly growing and appeals to students through age-aware topics and creative, engaging projects suggested by educators themselves. Students set their own pace and record their progress using a specially designed secure online platform.
With the Edge framework, schools can give recognition to that enormous amount of time successfully spent on activities which can be associated with developing the 'whole' pupil. Education does not stop at the classroom door.