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Physical Education

Physical Education

The Sports Performance and Wellbeing Department objective is to inspire, educate and encourage the next generation to pursue a lifetime of health.

Whatever the pupil’s aspirations, our aim is to empower each and every one with the knowledge and skills needed to make responsible lifestyle choices that positively impact on their health and well-being.

All pupils from Year 7 to 10 gain a theoretical understanding as well as a practical awareness of Sport and Wellbeing. Pupils will develop their knowledge of nutrition, mental health, lifestyle awareness, leadership as well as developing their motor skill competency. Along with wellbeing lessons pupils will also take part in target, subsidiary and lifestyle sports. (Please see the sports section for further information)

From Year 11 and into the Sixth Form, we strive to enthuse our pupils, inspiring them to take on new challenges, activities and opportunities beyond their comfort zones.

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport

  • Equivalent in standard to 2 A levels.
  • Can be taken alongside another A Level.
  • An optional programme of sporting/coaching skills and qualifications will also be on offer.
  • A superb, all round course for those who need a more practical approach to learning.

This is a two year course that consists of practical and theoretical units. The content allows pupils to learn and achieve in a modular way, with continual assessment and a single examination at the end of two years.

Mandatory Units:
These allow students to concentrate on the development of their practical skills and the broad knowledge required for entrance into higher education programmes in sport.
•    Anatomy and Physiology (Exam)
•    Fitness Training & Programming (Externally assessed case study task)
•    Professional Development in the Sports Industry (Internally assessed)
•    Sports Leadership (Internally assessed)
•    Investigating Business is Sport  (Externally assessed research task)
•    Skill Acquisition in Sport (Internally assessed)

Optional Units:
These are more vocational, focusing on specific areas of interest. The School has opted for students to take the following 3 units;
•    Sports Psychology
•    Coaching/Practical Sports Performance
•    Application of Fitness Testing 

Varying methods of assessment will be used including 3 externally assessed units, 1 exam and 2 tasks. This assessment process will encourage students to develop a broad range of transferable skills.