KEY STAGE 3 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
In years 7 and 8 all students have one double (110 minutes) and one single lesson (55mins) and in year 9 one double (110min) lesson per week. There are 5-6 staff timetabled per half year group. Each half year group is divided into 5 ability groups. Years 8 and 9 are single sex groups with year 7 having one mixed class.
Students access the full areas of the National Curriculum over the key stage. Dance is taught separately within Performing Arts. All Year 7 students complete a unit of work in swimming off site.
Year 7, 8 and 9 students follow a programme in line with ‘The Key Stage 3 PE Curriculum’. The programme looks to produce creative thinkers, reflective learners, individual and team workers, self-managers and effective participators. This is achieved by studying the essences of Outwitting Opponents, Accurate Replication, Performing at Maximum Levels, Identify and Solving Problems and Exercising Safely & Effectively to Improve Health and Well-being through different activities.
KEY STAGE 4 PHYSICAL EDUCATION & ACCREDITATION OPPORTUNITIES
Students are able to opt for the OCR Cambridge Nationals in Sport Studies at Level 1/2.
All students have 2 lessons (110 minutes) of core PE per week in KS4. In addition, students opting for the Cambridge National course get an additional double and single lesson.
POST 16 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
BTEC National Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness)
Students opting for this triple award course get 15 lessons per week in Year 12 and Year 13. Nineteen units are studied over the 2 years.
Students taking this course are usually focused on entering the sports industry.
BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness)
Students opting for this single award course get 7 lessons per week in Year 12 and Year 13. Seven units are studied over the 2 years.
Students taking this course usually study an additional two A Level courses and are looking to go onto University.
SPORTS LEADER AWARDS
The Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership is incorporated into the Year 12 BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma and Extended Diploma courses and the Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership is an option alongside the Year 13 BTEC National Extended Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma courses.
Sports leadership is a strength of the school and we recognise that our 6th form sports leaders are highly effective role models to our younger students. We link closely with the School Sport’s Partnership as we provide sports leaders for their events to run successfully and the Partnership provides our sports leaders with very real leadership opportunities.