Physical Education

WHY STUDY PE?

All students will follow an accredited course within their KS4 programme. The course will be an extension of the work that students will have already been doing within KS3. With this in mind, there will be no student option process. Through a comprehensive assessment process within KS3, we are in a position to identify the appropriate course for individuals to follow within KS4, with both achievement and student enjoyment being central to this decision.

We will guide students towards appropriate accredited courses that meet their individualised needs, as well as continue to motivate and enthuse students towards practical activity by exposing them to a balanced and varied programme of team and individual sports.

All students will follow either BTEC Sport or BTEC Dance. The details of each of these courses are included below.

BTEC SPORT

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

During the course students will learn about the many facets of the sports sector as well as experiencing different roles within practical sport (such as performers, leaders, officials and coaches). In addition students will have the opportunity to further their skills in a range of individual and team sports.

The Units that students study are:

  • Leading Sporting Activities
  • Training for Personal Fitness
  • Fitness for Sport & Exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance

Each of these units has elements which are delivered in the classroom and some elements that are delivered practically. Any opportunity to deliver any part of the course in a practical lesson will be taken.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

In addition to an exam in Fitness for Exercise, students are assessed by a number of coursework assignments that are completed within each of the three other units. Students have to gather a range of evidence to complete the assignments. Deadlines are set regularly for each assignment which must be met.

WHAT OTHER THINGS SHOULD I CONSIDER?

The BTEC qualification allows students to still participate practically in sport but be assessed via coursework projects which consist of examples of activities completed within PE lessons.

WHAT COULD I DO NEXT WITH PE?

The BTEC course provides a wide range of knowledge and skills which act as an excellent foundation to an employment environment. Alternatively, the qualification can be used as a base for progression towards further education qualifications.

For further details of this course see Mr Sergeant, Leader of PE, or any of your PE teachers.

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