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La Retraithe Sixth Form


The Level 3 COPE award stands for Certificate of Personal Effectiveness. Our award is completely unique at La Retraite and is a compulsory Key Stage 5 pastoral programme.

The award combines solving the problem to find a volunteering placement, research charities, develop workplace skills such as working with others, discussion, oral presentation and improving your own learning and performance by use of the Unifrog platform. There are ‘dropdown’ days and specific workshops arranged during Years 12 and 13 to support you along the way. 

Students will earn 16 UCAS points from the completion of the portfolio and evidencing the six skills and tasks outlined. It is highly valued by all universities and future employers. In particular, it gains you credit for full engagement in the pastoral programme supporting your Post-18 journey.

You will create an extensive and impressive portfolio in Year 12, including developing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and personal statement suited to your skills and professional ambitions. You will undertake a range of industry and employability tasks to develop your own skills.