Cross Curricular – Specific Courses for KS3

Year 7 – The Edge

The PiXL Edge is a framework for schools to develop and accredit in students those personal attributes essential for employability and life.

The scheme will focus on five key attributes:

  • Leadership (red path)
  • Organisation (green path)
  • Initiative (purple path)
  • Resilience (blue path)
  • Communication (yellow path)

Students will qualify at three levels:

Level 1: PiXL Apprentice

Level 2: PiXL Graduate

Level 3: PiXL Master

PiXL Edge

At each level there are a variety of approved activities that students can undertake for each of the key attributes, the number of activities that need to be completed varies depending on the level.  In Year 7 students will have one lesson each week completing The Edge activities.

Year 8 – Work Related Learning

Work Related Learning, or WRL is studied by all Year 8 students and builds on the skills developed in Raising The Bar in Year 7 with a focus on enterprise and the world of work. Students also develop their thinking and learning skills  while engaging in a series of themed projects across the year. Projects are designed to develop independence as well as collaboration skills and cover everything from work in the NHS to Dragons’ Den.
For more information about Cross Curricular activities at Boston Spa School please contact: