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Saturday 04 July 2020

Physical Education

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Physical Education is an essential part of leading a fulfilling life, thus it is a compulsory subject. All pupils will have at least two lessons per week.  Pupils will participate in a variety of sports including football, rugby, netball, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, health related fitness, tennis, badminton, athletics, rounders, and cricket.  The focus of core PE lessons is participation, enjoyment and improved fitness levels. 

Lessons will often be delivered using the ‘Sport Education’ model, which allows pupils to fulfil numerous roles other than that of the performer.  Pupils drive the lesson and the teacher will act as a facilitator to support the development of their ideas.   An atmosphere of ‘by you, for you’ is very much prevalent.

At KS4 (Year 10-11) pupils will have the opportunity to extend their understanding of sport and the benefits of participating in physical activity, by studying BTEC Sport (Level 2) a GCSE equivalent course. This would be in addition to their core PE entitlement.

The course has both practical and theoretical components, spanning 4 units. For greater detail on the course content, download the BTEC Sport document, above.

BTEC sport is graded from Pass to Distinction*, with the final grade being a combination of outcomes from the 4 units. Unit 1 is an externally assessed online exam, whilst the remaining 3 units are internally assessed.

Students will be considered for BTEC Sport based on their practical performance in earlier years, their English and Math grades and finally, their contribution to sport both within school and out with.