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.
Cambridge National Sports Science Level 2
There are two mandatory units; 1 coursework based, Applying Principles of training and 1 exam, Sports injuries. The other two units are Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition. All units are currently 25% each towards their final grade.
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.