Sport

Head of Department : Mr A Yates

Introduction

The PE department seeks to inspire students through physical activities and situations. Through the practise of skills, techniques and tactics students learn how to both apply physical skills to a variety of situations, as well as learn how to think for themselves.

Through PE students also learn how to interact with each other and become better individuals through sport and physical education, embracing many of life’s important skills.

 

KS3 PE

In Year 7 students study a number of activities which include:-

  • Rugby Union (boys)
  • Football (boys)
  • Cricket (boys)
  • Hockey (girls)
  • Netball (girls)
  • Rounders (girls)
  • Gymnastics, Health Related Exercise, Dance and athletics ( both male and female students)

In Year 8 the programme is repeated with the addition of badminton. Also boys and girls each play the major games of football and hockey.

Students follow the Government guidelines of two hours per week, one games lesson and one PE lesson.

At the Academy students are able to take part in termly inter-form competitions in several sports, finishing with Sports Day and an end of year sports awards ceremony.

In Year 9 leadership is introduced, where students deliver a fitness session to some of our local feeder primary schools.

 

 

KS4 PE

 

Qualification achievable

1 GCSE

GCSE equivalence

 

Core or Option

Option Subject

Head of Department

Mr A Yates

             

What will I study & how is the course organised?

During the course students will:

  • develop and apply their knowledge, skills and understanding of physical education through two chosen activities
  • develop their knowledge of the different factors that affect participation and performance in sport
  • understand the role of rules in selected sports
  • develop their understanding of the health benefits and risks associated with taking part in physical activity
  • be able to identify their own strengths and weaknesses in their chosen sports

 

Students will follow several areas of study:

         ·            Anatomy and physiology

         ·            Movement analysis

         ·            Physical training principles

         ·            Sports psychology

         ·            Social and cultural influences

         ·            Health, fitness and well being

 

How is the course assessed?

         ·            70% examination

         ·            30% controlled assessment (practical)

 

Where might it lead?

As well as being the ideal preparation for the A Level Physical Education course, GCSE PE allows for progression to related vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences.

 

The course develops the transferable skills and key skills that employers are looking for and can lead to a wide variety of employment opportunities.  This can include further training in such areas as recreational management, leisure activities, coaching, officiating, the fitness industry, the armed forces, teaching and the Civil Service.

 

 

BTEC Sport

 

Qualification achievable

BTEC Level 2

GCSE equivalence

1 GCSE

Core or Option

Option Subject

Head of Department

Mr A Yates

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

What will I study & how is the course organised?

If you have a keen interest in sport and a willingness to take part in practical activities, this would be a great course for you.  You will need to have a positive attitude to learning and excellent attendance is critical.  This course will be your first stepping-stone for a career in sports for the leisure industry.

 

Throughout the course you will cover a range of topics, such as...

         ·            Fitness for sport and exercise

         ·            Practical sports performance

         ·            The sports performer in action

         ·            Training for personal fitness

 

 

How is the course assessed?

Assessment will take place through a combination of practical and written tasks.

 

You will also compile a portfolio of evidence

         ·            25% externally assessed

         ·            75% internally assessed

 

Where might it lead?

The course develops the transferable skills and key skills that employers are looking for and can lead to a wide variety of employment opportunities.  This can include further training in such areas as recreational management, leisure activities, coaching, officiating, the fitness industry, the armed forces and the Civil Service