ASDAN Bronze Award
The aims of the ASDAN Bronze Award is to offer imaginative ways of developing, recording and certificating a wide range of young people’s personal qualities, abilities and achievements, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges.
The programme will ensure that pupils:
- take pride in achievement and commitment to learning
- develop self-confidence, self-awareness and understanding of how to be a successful learner
- are well prepared to respect others and contribute to wider society as part of their personal development.
The programme is portfolio-based and is certificated upon completion.
Pupils are required to gain 6 credits from a choice of different modules. The main area of learning for the modules concentrates on teamwork, learning, coping with problems, use of Maths, use of English and use of ICT.
Modules studied at the academy so far have included topics such as: healthy eating, hazards, road safety, first aid, birthday trip, weekly shopping list, planning a journey, dealing with weights, film reviews and creating a questionnaire.
Pupils at the academy can sometimes struggle to maintain focus so a variety of ways to learn and achieve are required. Each lesson objective incorporates Bloom’s taxonomy and takes into account different learning styles.
Class discussions form a large part of the learning for this programme, along with worksheets, practical work and the ability to carry out research.
Modules are chosen to suit the current cohort so that they are relatable to real-life situations.
Assessment of all work is in accordance with the ASDAN Standards. Each module is specific in its wording and needs to be broken down in all aspects to ensure that it is wholly completed.
Once the programme is completed, an internal moderation system will need to be in place at the academy which will moderate the teacher marking and ensure that the module requirement has been satisfied. Once the internal moderation has taken place, the individual portfolios will be moderated by ASDAN either by post or at an external moderation meeting. Upon successful completion of this moderation, pupils work will be certificated.
The academy’s marking policy is adhered to at all times.
The ASDAN Bronze Award is awarded a pass once all modules are completed along with the pupil book, and a successful moderation has taken place. The ASDAN Bronze Award is an ideal programme for KS3 pupils as modules can be completed in an order to suit individual learning needs.
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