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Physical Education

ACTIVITIES

We teach a variety of activities throughout the year groups to meet the DENI guidelines as well as to enthuse students to participate frequently and develop a lifelong involvement in physical activity:

Key Stage 3

  • Athletics                             

  • Hockey

  • Badminton                         

  • Minor Games

  • Basketball                          

  • Netball

  • Cricket                                 

  • Olympic Handball

  • Cross Country                   

  • Rounders

  • Dance                                  

  • Rugby

  • Football                               

  • Swimming

  • Gaelic                                   

  • Tennis  

  • Gymnastics                        

  • Table Tennis      

  • Health Related Fitness

Key Stage 4

  • Aerobics                             

  • Health Related Fitness

  • Athletics                             

  • Hockey

  • Badminton                         

  • Netball

  • Basketball                          

  • Olympic Handball

  • Circuit Training                 

  • Rounders

  • Cricket                                 

  • Rugby

  • Cross Country                   

  • Softball

  • Dance                                  

  • Tennis

  • Football                               

  • Volleyball

  • Gaelic                                   

  • Weight Training

EXTRA-CURRICULAR

                                                                                               

We run an extensive extra-curricular programme each year that will include the following:

Team Games

  • Football

  • Rugby

  • Basketball

  • Netball

  • Hockey

  • Volleyball

  • Cricket

  • Gaelic

Individual Activities

  • Badminton

  • Table Tennis

  • Tennis

  • Fitness / Cross Country

  • Athletics

Facilities

  • Sports Hall

  • Fitness Suite

  • Gymnasium

  • Assembly Hall

  • Full size grass football pitch

  • 2 x full size all-weather hockey pitches

  • 5 x tennis courts

  • Outdoor gym (20 x machines)

EXAMINATION PE

We currently deliver GCSE PE through CCEA GCSE Physical Education specification which offers opportunities to develop a healthy, active lifestyle and explore a range of physical activities.

It inspires, motivates and challenges students and enables them to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career pathways.

Students explore health, the active leisure industry, physical fitness, activities and sports through academic and physical challenges.

The three components of the specification are integrated, so students apply what they learn for the written examinations to the practical component, and vice versa. This provides a good base for further study at advanced level, for example our BTEC Sport, Fitness and Personal Training.

This qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed through the Physical Education Area of Learning.

This specification is a linear qualification: students take all the assessment at the end of the course; 50% examination (2x papers 25% each) and 50% practical.

The specification has three components:

· Component 1: Factors Underpinning Health and Performance

· Component 2: Developing Performance

· Component 3: Individual Performances in Physical Activities.

What do I need to bring to the course?

​An interest and knowledge in the world of sport, be self-motivated and have a desire to succeed. A number of the units are assessed by portfolio, therefore all students must be willing to spend time outside the classroom researching and producing assignments.

A background in sports participation at competitive level is desirable as this gives students an insight into the world of sport.

Five units studied over two years

​Body systems and the effects of physical activity

In this unit you will gain an understanding of the structures and functions of the key body systems, how these support and impact performance in sport and physical activity and the effects that physical activity, training and lifestyle can have on them. 

Sports coaching and activity leadership

This unit will give you an understanding behind the theory of what makes good sports coaches and activity leaders and methods that can be employed to improve the performance of participants. You will explore the roles and responsibilities of coaches and leaders and how these differ from each other and others involved in delivering and teaching sport and physical activity. The main part of the unit is related to you developing the skills and understanding necessary to effectively plan and deliver a series of sports or activity sessions reflecting on your own practice and using this feedback to improve your performance as a sports coach or activity leader. 

Practical skills in sport and physical activities

This unit gives you the opportunity to participate in a number of different sports and outdoor and adventurous activities which allows you to experience first-hand situations that participants you may later be coaching or leading will come across. In this unit you will learn how to apply skills, tactics, techniques and knowledge in individual sports, team sports and outdoor and adventurous activities which will allow you to participate effectively, safely and enjoyably.

Sports organisation and development

In this unit you will gain an understanding of the organisations involved in sport in the UK, their roles and responsibilities and how they work together. You will also gain an understanding of sports development, including the organisations involved, who sports development is targeted at and why, how sports development is carried out and how the success of sports development initiatives can be measured.

Organising of sports events

This unit is designed for you to develop skills in planning, promoting and delivering a sports event; with a focus primarily on your individual role as well as working as part of a team and reflecting on your input and future personal development. This unit will enable you to establish transferrable skills which can be used within sport and active leisure as well as within the fitness industry. It will also enhance skills such as team work, organisation and safeguarding awareness. 

 

How Will It Be Assessed?

Units are accessed externally and internally. They are assessed using a variety of methods such as examinations, essays, presentations,  session plans & video files.

How will this subject help me in my application to Further/Higher Education and in my future career?

Cambridge Technical’ s allows students to progress to Further and Higher Education with a recognised qualification. Equally this qualification gives students practical hands on experience which will be of benefit in employment within the sports industry or apprenticeships.

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