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PiXL Edge



At The Forest School, we feel as a family we must educate our learners for life so that they are able to leave The Forest School as well-rounded individual members of the community and citizens of modern-day Britain. With this in mind, we run the PIXL EDGE programme with our Year 7 and 8 students.

The aim of this programme is to develop and accredit students with those personal attributes essential for employability and life. We want our students to strive to be the best they can be. The LORIC programme will allow them to develop and be accredited for five key attributes that have been chosen for their formative qualities in character development as well as their desirability by employers.

The Edge’s 5 key attributes are:

  1. Leadership
  2. Organisation
  3. Resilience
  4. Initiative
  5. Communication

All students are introduced to the LORIC programme through assemblies and their tutor time provision and are given the opportunity to log their activities and provide evaluations for each one. We hope this will encourage them to get involved in as many extra-curricular opportunities as possible both in and out of school.

We want to ensure that your child leaves The Forest School not only with the best qualifications possible but with personal attributes that allow them to stand out from the crowd and achieve their goals.

How does it work?

To achieve the PIXL Apprentice Level students will have 2 years to attain 10 credits over the 5 key attributes. Activities can be completed both in and out of school.

Examples of activities

Lead a warm-up in PE (Leadership)

Persevere in learning a new instrument (Leadership)

Organise a fundraising activity for your C and V class (Organisation)

Support a teacher in running a lunch time club (Organisation)

Prepare and deliver a 2-minute talk on a topic of your choice (Communication)

Write an article for the school newsletter (Communication)

Volunteer as a Student Council member (Initiative)

Volunteer to help out at open evening (Initiative)

Learn to play a sport that is new to you (Resilience)

Achieve 97% attendance or above (Resilience)

How is the EDGE Rewarded?

  • Certificate from PIXL and the awarding body NCFE
  • An enamel PIXL Badge
  • An opportunity to be crowned the PIXL Edge Apprentice of the Year at The Forest School. This will be based on the difficulty of the activities chosen and the depth of planning and evaluations​
  • Termly certificates in assembly nominated by their tutors

If your child would like to access their database at home they can click the following link:

If you would like more information please follow the links to the:

PIXL Edge Overview booklet

Edge Student User Guide

Student PIXL Edge Handbook

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