PiXL Edge is a framework for secondary schools and sixth form providers to develop and accredit in students attitudes, attributes and skills essential for employability and life.
Through a series of accredited tasks and activities (including target-setting and self-reflection) PiXL Edge enables students to systematically enhance their skills.
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 / LORIC
At Park View we want to ensure that we place value on both the personal and academic achievements of our students; we want our pupils to strive to be the best they can be. The LORIC Edge programme will allow them to develop and be accredited for five key attributes essential which have been especially chosen for their formative qualities in character development as well as their desirability by employers.
What are the LORIC attributes?
All students in years 7, 8, 9 and 11 are introduced to The LORIC Edge programme and log their activities and provide evaluations for each one. Students in the Sixth Form are being introduced to elements of the LORIC framework through tutor time and Go-Ahead days. We hope this will encourage all students to get involved in as many extra-curricular opportunities as possible both in and out of school – some of which they may have never even thought of before now!
We want to ensure that your child leaves Park View not only with the best qualifications possible, but with a myriad of personal attributes allowing them to stand out from the crowd and achieve their goals. Competition for university places and employment today is ever increasing and together we can help your child embrace this programme that will undoubtedly give them the Edge.
There are numerous activities which your child can be accredited for; from something as simple as helping to lead a warm up in PE lessons to organising an activity for charity fundraising. There are also many activities outside school which can be accredited.
As parents and carers we would like to invite you to be part of their unique journey; encourage your child to talk to you regularly about their progress and achievements with the LORIC Edge. As a School we will be rewarding pupils regularly for logging the most activities. We will also reward those pupils who show perseverance and true determination to complete activities each term. The House competitions are also based around the attributes of LORIC.
If you are unsure about the LORIC Edge; how the programme runs or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How it works at Park View School
To achieve PiXL Apprentice Level students in years 7 and 8 will have 2 years to attain 10 credits over the 5 key attributes, during tutor time; activities can be completed both in and out of school.
Pupils in year 9 and 11 are being given lesson time to complete this qualification and it is envisaged that many students will complete their apprentice level qualification in one year.
Examples of Activities
- Take responsibility for teaching a piece of work to others in the class
- Lead a coaching session in PE
- Attend an enrichment club every week for a term
- Organise a small scale fundraising activity e.g Charity Day
- Compose a musical piece for a single instrument or voice which is performed
- Organise a bake sale in school or in the community
Once the PiXL Apprentice Level is complete they can then work towards their PiXL Graduate and PiXL Master Level over the course of their time with us.
If your child would like to access their database at home they can click on the link https://theedge.pixl.org.uk/
If you would like more information please follow the links to the Edge Student User Guide and Apprentice level presentation.