Key Stage 3
Students are taught in mixed ability groups throughout Year 7 and have two 50 minute long PE lessons a week. During the autumn term all classes experience taster sessions in a variety of sports. All students also participate in a variety of fitness tests throughout the first term. During spring and summer terms classes study two different sports a week for approximately six weeks each.
Years 8 and 9
Students build upon the skills learnt in Year 7 whilst also being introduced to new sports. During Years 8 and 9 students are grouped according to ability for some lessons, however movement between groups often takes place depending upon the sport being taught.
Key Stage 4
Years 10 and 11
Students choosing to study PE as an option will have 5 50 minute lessons every week. Students not selecting PE as an option subject will study core PE for one period each week. Please see below and the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study for further information:
This two year course will be part of the Option Programme and is in addition to the compulsory Physical Education lesson.
The course, is 60% theory, 30% practical and 10 % coursework (controlled assessment).
The final grade covering the full range of levels 9-1, includes two written papers.
Examples of topics included in the course are anatomy and physiology, principles of training, health and fitness, diet plus issues such as Drugs in Sport, the leisure industry, sports psychology, media, sponsorship and technology. It is an enjoyable, rewarding subject to study for those students who have already displayed enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to participate in a variety of activities.
Students who have studied the subject previously have found it an asset when going on to various ‘A’ level courses plus being advantageous for entry to the leisure industry, the armed forces, the police force and a variety of other areas.
BTEC First Award in Sport
This course is also offered to pupils in Key Stage 4. Much of the content is similar to GCSE PE, however, students are assessed throughout the course by submitting various assignments and completing an on-line exam.
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