PE

Year 7

Students in Year 7 have two hours of physical education a week which aim to promote five skills:

1. Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
2. Ensure students are physically active for sustained periods of time.
3. Encourage students to engage in competitive sports and activities.
4. Help students lead healthy, active lifestyles.
5. Prepare students for GCSE PE and BTEC Sport qualifications at Key Stage 4.

Most lessons are taught in single sex groups.
Practical performance and theoretical concepts are assessed formally three times a year.
Students are also encouraged to attend a range of extra curricular clubs to further improve their health, fitness and practical competence.
Students can only achieve an ‘Excellence’ grade for their ‘Attitude to Learning’ if they regularly attend these sports clubs and after school activities.

Year 8

Students in Year 8 have two hours of physical education a week which aim to promote five skills:

1. Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
2. Ensure students are physically active for sustained periods of time.
3. Encourage students to engage in competitive sports and activities.
4. Help students lead healthy, active lifestyles.
5. Prepare students for GCSE PE and BTEC Sport qualifications at Key Stage 4.

Most lessons are taught in single sex groups.
Practical performance and theoretical concepts are assessed formally three times a year.
Students are also encouraged to attend a range of extra curricular clubs to further improve their health, fitness and practical competence.
Students can only achieve an ‘Excellence’ grade for their ‘Attitude to Learning’ if they regularly attend these sports clubs and after school activities.

Year 9

Students in Year 9 have two hours of physical education a week which have four aims:

1. develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
2. ensure students are physically active for sustained periods of time.
3. encourage students to engage in competitive sports and activities.
4. help students lead healthy, active lifestyles.

Most lessons are taught in single sex groups.
Practical performance is assessed three times a year.
Students are also encouraged to attend a range of extra curricular clubs to further improve their health, fitness and practical competence.
Students can only achieve an ‘Outstanding’ grade for their ‘Attitude for Learning’ if they regularly attend these sports clubs and after school activities.

Year 10

Core

Students in Year 10 have one hour of physical education a week which has four aims.

1. Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
2. Ensure students are physically active for sustained periods of time.
3. Encourage students to engage in competitive sports and activities.
4. Eelp students lead healthy, active lifestyles.

Most lessons are taught in mixed and single sex groups and tackle more complex and more demanding physical activities.
Practical performance is assessed three times a year.
Students are also encouraged to attend a range of extra curricular clubs to further improve their health, fitness and practical competence.
Students can only achieve an ‘Excellence’ grade for their ‘Attitude for Learning’ if they regularly attend these sports clubs and after school activities.

BTEC

Students following the BTEC sport course receive two one hour lessons each week.
Lessons are a combination of theory work and practical work.
The course is a 120 guided learning hour qualification (equivalent in teaching time to one GCSE).
Students follow core units (60 guided hours) and optional units (60 learning hours).
There are two core units. One focuses on essential knowledge and the other focuses on applying essential vocational skills.
Students will follow core unit 1 (fitness for sport and exercise) which is externally assessed by an online examination and contributes to 25% of the final grade.
They will also follow core unit 2 (practical sports performance) which is internally assessed.
There are two optional specialist units. Students will follow optional unit 5 (training for personal fitness) and optional unit 6 (leading sports activities).
Students will be graded at Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction *, Level 1 and Unclassified.

GCSE

Students will receive two one hour lessons each week. Lessons will be a combination of theory and practical work.

The course enables students to explore various aspects of sport. It also enables students to enjoy and understand the benefits sport can have on a healthy active lifestyle. In addition, the course provides a platform for students to explore other relevant career opportunities.

Students are prepared throughout the two years to be able to sit two 1 hour 15 minute exams each worth 30 percent of the overall final grade achieved.

Paper 1: the human body and movement in physical activity and sport. Students will be assessed in their knowledge of applied anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training and the use of data.

Paper 2: socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport. Students will be assessed in the knowledge of sports psychology, sociocultural influences, health, fitness and well-being, and the use of data.

The final part of the course, where students can earn the remaining 40 percent of their overall grade, comes from a non-examined assessment:
practical performance in physical activity and sport. Students will be expected to perform 3 sports. The selected sports must come from a combination of either to team sports and one individual, or two individual and one team. Students are also expected to provide ‘analysis and evaluation of performance to bring about improvement in one selected activity’.

Students are expected to regularly participate in extra curricular sport clubs to ensure their practical competence is secure.

Year 11

Core

Students in Year 11 have one hour of physical education a week which which has four aims.

1. Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
2. Ensure students are physically active for sustained periods of time.
3. Encourage students to engage in competitive sports and activities.
4. Help students lead healthy, active lifestyles.

Most lessons are taught in mixed and single sex groups and tackle more complex and more demanding physical activities.
Practical performance is assessed three times a year.
Students are also encouraged to attend a range of extra curricular clubs to further improve their health, fitness and practical competence.
Students can only achieve an ‘Excellence’ grade for their ‘Attitude for Learning’ if they regularly attend these sports clubs and after school activities.

BTEC

Students following the BTEC sport course receive two one hour lessons each week.
Lessons are a combination of theory work and practical work.
The course is a 120 guided learning hour qualification (equivalent in teaching time to one GCSE).
Students follow core units (60 guided hours) and optional units (60 learning hours).
There are two core units. One focuses on essential knowledge and the other focuses on applying essential vocational skills.
Students will follow core unit 1 (fitness for sport and exercise) which is externally assessed by an online examination and contributes to 25% of the final grade.
They will also follow core unit 2 (practical sports performance) which is internally assessed.
There are two optional specialist units. Students will follow optional unit 5 (training for personal fitness) and optional unit 6 (leading sports activities).
Students will be graded at Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction *, Level 1 and Unclassified.

GCSE

Students receive two one hour lessons each week which are a combination of theory and practical work.

The course enables students to enjoy and understand the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle, and provide a route to further study in a sports context and other related career opportunities.

Students study unit 3 (knowledge and understanding for the active participant) in both a theoretical and practical context.
At the end of the course, students will sit an externally assessed examination which lasts 1 1/2 hours and contributes towards 40% of the overall grade. The examination paper includes a mixture of multiple choice questions, some structured questions and extended written answer questions set in response to a pre-released scenario.

Students will also study unit 4 (the active participant [controlled assessment]) where students engage in a variety of sports and activities across the activity groups and are assessed on their performance as either a player/performer, organiser, leader/coach or official in four activities.
As part of this unit, students are also required to complete a written piece of controlled assessment where students evaluate their own or others’ performance of one role and highlight strengths and areas of improvement. This unit contributes towards 60% of the overall grade.

Students are expected to regularly participate in extra curricular sport clubs to ensure their practical competence is secure.

Year 12-13

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

Students following the BTEC Sport Extended Certificate course receive five one hour lessons per week over two years.
Lessons are predominately theory work with some lessons taught through practical work.
The course is a 360 guided learning hour qualification.
Students follow three mandatory units (300 guided hours) and one optional unit (60 guided hours).
There are three mandatory units:
Mandatory Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology which is externally assessed by an exam (120 guided hours).
Mandatory Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being. A controlled assessment, a 2 hour written essay based on a case study. (120 guided hours).
Mandatory Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
There are four optional units. Students will follow Optional Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing which will be internally assessed (60 guided hours)
Students will be graded at Level 3 Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction * and Unclassified.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Students following the BTEC Sport Extended Diploma course receive 12/15 one hour lessons per week over two years.
Lessons are predominately theory work with some lessons taught through practical work.
The course is a 1080 guided learning hour qualification.
Students follow eleven mandatory units (840 guided hours) and four optional units (240 guided hours).
There are eleven mandatory units:
Mandatory Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology which is externally assessed by an exam (120 guided hours).
Mandatory Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being. A controlled assessment, a 2 hour written essay based on a case study. (120 guided hours).
Mandatory Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
Mandatory Unit 4: Sports Leadership. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
Mandatory Unit 6: Sports Psychology. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
Mandatory Unit 8: Coaching for Performance. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
Mandatory Unit 10:Sports Event Organisation. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
Mandatory Unit 19: Development and provision of Sport and Physical Activity. A controlled, externally assessed piece of work. (120 guided hours)
Mandatory Unit 23: Coaching and Leading for participation. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
Mandatory Unit 24: Provision of Sport for People with Physical and Learning Disabilities. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
Mandatory Unit 29: Physical Education and the Care of Young People. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
There are five optional units. Students will follow:
Optional Unit 5: Application of Fitness Testing which will be internally assessed (60 guided hours).
Optional Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
Optional Unit 14: Exercise and Circuit based Physical Activity. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
Optional Unit 25: Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport. Internally assessed through assignment based work (60 guided hours).
Students will be graded at Level 3 – 3 grades made up of a combination of Pass (p), Merit (m), Distinction (d), Distinction*(d*) and Unclassified. This could be ppp,mpp,mmp,mmm,dmm,ddm,ddd,d*,d,d, d*,d*,d or d*,d*,d*.