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BTEC First Award in Sport

This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables you to develop and apply your knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills.

The qualification is 120 GLH, which is the same size and level as a GCSE, is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the sport industry.

You will study three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the sports sector:

  • fitness for sport and exercise
  • practical performance in sport
  • applying the principles of personal training

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing one further unit, which is:

  • leading sports activities

 How will I be assessed?

You will carry out tasks/assignments throughout the course. Your teacher will mark these, and so you will receive feedback as to how you are getting on.

For the assessment for Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training, you will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding you have developed in the qualification as a whole.

The assessment for Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise is an onscreen test, which is marked by Pearson.

What does the qualification cover?

This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport.

It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables you to develop and apply your knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills.

The qualification is 120 GLH, which is the same size and level as a GCSE, is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the sport industry.

You will study three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the sports sector:

  • fitness for sport and exercise
  • practical performance in sport
  • applying the principles of personal training

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing one further unit, which is:

  • leading sports activities

 How will I be assessed?

You will carry out tasks/assignments throughout the course. Your teacher will mark these, and so you will receive feedback as to how you are getting on.

For the assessment for Unit 3 Applying the Principles of Personal Training, you will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding you have developed in the qualification as a whole.

The assessment for Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise is an onscreen test, which is marked by Pearson.

 

 

GCSE Physical Education

Studying GCSE Physical Education will open your eyes to the amazing world of sports performance. Not only will you have the chance to perform in three different sports through the non-exam assessment component, you will also develop wide ranging knowledge into the how and why of Physical activity and sport.

The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students. You can perform, and then through the academic study learn how to improve your performance through the application of the theory.

 Content Overview

 Unit 01: Physical Factors affecting Performance (30% of the final grade)

There are two topics: Applied anatomy and physical training. This is assessed by a written examination at the end of Year 11.

Unit 02: Socio-cultural issues and sports psychology (30% of the final grade)

There are three topics: Socio-cultural influences, Sports Psychology and health, fitness and well-being. This is assessed by a written examination at the end of Year 11

Unit 03: Performance in Physical Education (40% of the final grade)

Students are assessed in performing three practical activities and one performance analysis task.

Where will this take me?

This course is not just an excellent base for an A level in Physical Education, it can take you much further. For those of you fascinated by the human mind, why not carry on to Psychology? For people into the why of the human race this carries you through to sociology. This is also an excellent additional qualification for those undertaking the sciences with the intention to move through into medicine or physiotherapy routes.

Core PE

Girls

Topic  1: Table Tennis

Topic 2: Hockey

Topic 3: Outdoor & Adventurous Activities

Topic 4: Indoor Athletics

Topic 5: Volleyball

Topic 5: HRE (Exercise to Music)

Topic 6: Athletics

Topic 7: Cricket

Final Week of the Year: Challenge Activities

 

Boys

Topic 1: Trampolining

Topic 2: Football

Topic 3: Outdoor & Adventurous Activities

Topic 4: Indoor Athletics

Topic 5: Health Related Exercise

Topic 6: Football

Topic 7: Volleyball

Topic 8: Athletics

Final Week of the Year: Challenge Activities

Year 11 Curriculum

In Year 11 pupils choose what activities they study. They follow 5 blocks of activities over the Year.