The aim of the PE curriculum area is to provide students with an enjoyable, challenging and balanced curriculum in which they can develop physically, socially and emotionally.
The range of activities offered aims to encourage a positive attitude towards physical activity while also inspiring students to stay active and join sports clubs within the local community. As a department we provide students with many extra-curricular activities including lunch-time and after school clubs, plus leagues, cups and tournaments in a variety of sports.
Sports trips both within the UK and to Europe are also offered to selected students. These trips include the chance to play in pre-arranged fixtures and watch elite-level sport. A great way to experience new destinations and cultures.
The PE curriculum area have an indoor artificial turf pitch (3G), gymnasium with fitness equipment, indoor basketball court, 4 low impact tarmac netball / tennis courts, fully marked 11-a-side and 9-a-side football pitches, a rugby pitch, an artificial cricket pitch, cricket nets and a trim-trail area. In addition there are 2 dedicated PE classrooms for theory lessons.
key stage 3
The students follow a comprehensive programme of study which they are taught in streamed ability groups. In years 7 and 8 the focus is very much on the acquisition and development of skills, to outwit opponents, create movements, work cohesively and perform to maximum levels. These skills are developed through a variety of activities including: rugby, football, handball, netball, basketball, cricket, fitness training, gymnastics, outdoor adventurous activities (OAA), athletics, rounders and tennis.
In year 9 the students are more focused on the selection and application of their skill set and begin to develop analytical skills to evaluate and improve their own performance and that of others. This is completed in preparation for GCSE and OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 2 in Sport Studies in year 10 & 11.
key stage 4
In Key Stage 4, we offer GCSE and OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 2 in Sport Studies , alongside our core offer in years 10 and 11. During these courses students receive a well-rounded and full introduction to the world of sport, sport science, health and fitness. They will develop an understanding of how the mind and body works in relation to performance and how physical activities benefit health, fitness and well-being.
GCSE Exam Board - Edexcel
Practical - 30%
Theory - 70%
OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 2 in Sport Studies
Four Units (Two compulsory, Two Optional)
1 Exam (60 marks)
key stage 5
As the students enter the Sixth Form they can choose to continue their studies through a BTEC Sport National Foundation Diploma Level 3 (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels). Here the students study units that include anatomy and physiology, sport psychology, leadership in sport and many more.
In total students will study seven units (four mandatory and three optional). Students have the chance to perform or coach a sport through the practical component, while developing a wide range of knowledge in Physical activity and sport.
BTEC Sport provides an introduction to the sports sector for learners looking to build a career in sport. This can include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching and leadership, sports development and management and sports education.
Exam Board - Edexcel
Two exam units
Five coursework based units
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