What we offer (the curriculum)
At Key Stage 3, our aims are to provide an enjoyable, satisfying and balanced programme, with opportunities for all students to experience a range of sporting activities. All students at Key Stage 3 receive two hours of Physical Education every week within the school curriculum.
The emphasis on core Physical Education in Key Stage 4 focuses on sports and activities that may lead to continuing participation in physical activity outside the school environment. At Key Stage 4, we also currently offer two extremely popular examination courses; GCSE Physical Education (Edexcel) and BTEC First award in Sport (EdExcel). Students are guided towards the most suitable course of study.
Level 2 BTEC First award in Sport
Mandatory units: Fitness for Sport and Exercise & Practical Sports Performance. Other units: The Mind and Sports Performance & Training for Personal Fitness.
Theory (60%): This aspect covers a variety of topics including; healthy active lifestyles and its influence in sport, Physical Activity improving mind and body Practical (40%): Practical performances are assessed in four sports from a huge range of sports, along with analysis of performance.
At Key Stage 5 we offer A Level Physical Education (OCR).
A’ Level PE
AS – Anatomy and Physiology, Acquiring movement skills & Socio-cultural Studies.A2 – Historical studies, Sports psychology & Exercise and sports physiology. We also provide a number of leadership awards. At Key Stage 4, we offer the Junior Sports Leaders Award, Junior Football Leaders Award which includes a level 9 trainee referee course. At Key Stage 5, we offer the Community Sports Leaders Award. We are also introducing Sports Leaders UK energy club and playmaker scheme. Leadership Awards
We also provide a number of leadership awards. At Key Stage 4, we offer the Junior Sports Leaders Award. At Key Stage 5, we offer the Community Sports Leaders Award. We have also recently introduced a number of our GCSE students to the English Basketball Association Level 1 coaching badge. Additionally as a department we also offer Level 2 and 3 Community Sports Leaders Award.
NCFE Health and Fitness Level 2
This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in health and fitness. It will provide learners with experience of using different training techniques and methods to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will also provide them with the opportunity to develop and experience their own fitness programme.
This qualification aims to:
- focus on an applied study of the health and fitness industry sector
- offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a significant core of knowledge and theoretical content with broad-ranging applicability
- provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills
The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:
- prepare, plan and develop a personal health and fitness programme
- understand the benefits of fitness
- know the functions of the main body systems
- understand the benefits of a healthy balanced diet and how it affects lifestyles.
Throughout the delivery of this qualification, the following core areas and transferable skills should be evident:
- problem-solving skills
- interpreting information
- research skills
- health and safety.
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