PE

The main aim of our curriculum is develop the confidence, resilience, health and wellbeing of our students. Our intent is not only to improve their physical skills but equally challenge and develop student’s social skills. We aim to empower students to enjoy taking part in physical activity in the hope that they leave as a healthy and happy student.



Physical Education (CORE) (Pe)
(Not examined)

Aim
You will continue to develop a range of skills, techniques and understanding of physical activities, as well as the option to learn about sports leadership. Students will be able to select sport specific pathways.

Content
You will study:
1. Movement Pathway
* Dance, trampolining, gymnastic activities and health related fitness
2. Games Pathway
* Badminton, basketball, volleyball, football, handball, lacrosse etc.
3. Leadership Pathway
* Developing organisation, teamwork, communication skills
4. Fitness pathway
* Developing understanding of Training Principles, Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology through fitness.

Assessment
The activities studied in depth will be assessed using departmental criteria.
For further information contact: Mr J Boniface


Dance (Da)
Exam Board and Specification: Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 in Performing Arts (Dance)

Aim
This qualification is designed for learners who are interested in a career in performing arts, specialising in dance. This qualification is practical, vocational and project-based. The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Performing Arts has been designed primarily for young people aged 14 to 19 who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4 and encourages personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of performing arts disciplines.

Content
Studying this course you will complete three units; an individual showcase, preparation performance and production and dance skills.
Unit 1: Individual showcase – Writing a letter of application and preparing audition pieces. This is an externally assessed unit.
Unit 2: Preparation, performance and production - You will develop a performance piece as a member of a fictional performance company. You will take on a specific performing or production role and will prepare for, and produce, a performance by carrying out tasks that are appropriate to your role. This is an internally assessed unit.
Unit 4: Dance skills - This unit is all about developing your versatility as a dancer. As part of this development you will be encouraged to develop your physical skills to help you become a stronger and more flexible dancer. This is an internally assessed unit.

Homework
Homework will be based on the theory or practical sessions. This will be set weekly and is an integral part of the course.
For further information contact: Mr J Boniface


PE GCSE (Py) or Health and Fitness (Hf)

Students will opt for ‘GCSE PE / Health and Fitness’. After a consultation with a member of the PE department, students will then follow the appropriate course that best suits their skill set and needs.

GCSE PE (Py)
Exam Board and Specification: AQA GCSE PE 8582

Aim
To enable you to enjoy and understand the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle. To provide a route to further study in Further Education awards such as A Levels and/or BTEC level 3 and to Higher Education in PE, as well as to related career opportunities.

Content
30% Practical: Assessed in 3 different sports
10% Course work: Performance analysis
60% theory:

Paper 1. The human body and movement in physical activity. Written paper: 1 hour 15 minutes

Paper 2. – Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport. Written paper: 1 hour 15 minutes

Homework
Homework will be based on the theory or practical sessions. This will be set weekly and is an integral part of the course.

For further information contact: Mr J Boniface


Health and Fitness (Hf)
Exam Board and Specification: NCFE Certificate (Level 1/2)

Aim
This qualification is designed for learners who want an introduction to health and fitness that includes a vocational and project-based element. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector or progress to further study.

Content
The study of health and fitness involves understanding the functions of the body systems, understanding the principles of training, and knowing how the body reacts in the short and long term to fitness activities, how to create and apply lifestyle analysis tools and how to create a fitness programme for a person with specific goals.
Unit 1: 40% externally assessed – Introduction to Body Systems and Principles of Training in Health and Fitness
Unit 2 60%: internally assessed – Preparing and Planning for Health and Fitness

Homework
Homework will be based on the theory or practical sessions. This will be set weekly and is an integral part of the course.

For further information contact: Mr J Boniface