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Accreditation & Qualifications

On this page, you will find an explanation of the current qualifications, accreditation and assessments we deliver across the school and our 6th Form.


Entry Level

Entry Level in the UK is the lowest level in the National Qualifications Framework in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Qualifications at this level recognise basic knowledge and skills and the ability to apply learning in everyday situations under direct guidance or supervision. Learning at this level involves building basic knowledge and skills and is not usually geared towards specific occupations. Entry Level qualifications can be taken at three levels (Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 and are available on a broad range of subjects).



We are currently changing the qualification we deliver in computing to make it more suitable for the current needs of our students.


Personal and Social Development (PSD)

Personal and social development is interwoven across all areas of the school curriculum.


You can find out more about Entry Level by clicking here


Functional Skills

In English and Maths we now offer functional skills qualification at Level 1 for those that are able to access it.


Arts Award

The Arts Award is delivered at level Explore (equivalent to EL3), Bronze (Equivalent to a Level 1 Award) or Silver (Equivalent to a Level 2 Award) Level dependent on students individual abilities. To find out more about Arts Award, click here


Duke of Edinburgh Award

We offer the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award to students that can access it - see below for further details.


6th Form

What is ASDAN and why is my son/daughter following this specific programme?

ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life. ASDAN provides a range of courses covering preparation for life and work, enrichment subjects, PSHE and Citizenship.


What ASDAN stands for:

  • Celebrating the diversity of multi-talented young people
  • Encouraging, engaging and motivating learners
  • Making learning relevant and transferable
  • Developing skills for learning, skills for employment, skills for life
  • Promoting active and experiential learning
  • Rewarding a range of learning styles and contexts


Every course is designed to develop learners’ personal, transferable and employability skills through an engaging and challenging curriculum of activities, leading to a certificate of achievement. The qualifications offer imaginative ways of accrediting young people’s activities. They promote, and allow centres to record, a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements of young people, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges. To find out more about ASDAN Transition Challenge, click here    To find out more about CoPE, click here

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Rosehill School runs a very successful Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This is a voluntary award programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities to support the personal development of young people. We focus on the Bronze Award which covers four main sections. These are:


  • Voluntary Work
  • Physical Recreation
  • Skills
  • Expeditions


The students are supported to develop skills based around these four key areas. To plot their own progress they collect and provide a range of evidence. The leaders of this very exciting programme are members of teaching staff who work across the School with students on the scheme. Started many years, the programme has developed and is now an integral part of what we offer young people. Student’s learn many new skills which underpin the work we do developing students employability, leadership and social skills. Through participation in the scheme students’ confidence, organisation skills and leadership qualities and developed.


One of the most exciting things about this programme is that our students can achieve at the same level as any student in any setting. For further information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme run at Rosehill School, please contact the school on 0115 9155815.