General Information about this subject:
In Physical Education students will participate in a variety of different sport related activities.
Throughout these activities, students have the opportunity to develop their personal and social characteristics.
They work as individuals, in groups and as part of a team, developing concepts of fairness and of social and personal responsibility. During Physical Education students take on a number of different roles, including; leadership, coaching and officiating, performer and scorekeeper.
Students are given the chance to participate and be effective in all competitive, creative and challenging situations.
What will you study as part of this subject?
As part of this subject you will cover a range of PE National Curriculum activities such as; Football, Rugby, Gymnastics, Dance, Tennis, Badminton and Fitness to name a few.
For students entering Year 10 you will also complete a further two units of a BTEC Sport Level 2 qualification; Development of Personal Fitness and Planning and Leading Sports Activities. This will enable the students to gain an additional GCSE (A*-C), totalling 2 GCSE’s from their time in PE (Years 9 and 10), and giving them the opportunity to complete a Level 1 Sports Leaders Award.
How will this subject be assessed?
In Physical Education lessons, students are assessed continually on their practical ability as well as their knowledge and understanding of the various sports and activities. Students are awarded a level based upon their performance in each different activity, which can range from a 3c to 8+/exceptional performance.
For BTEC aspects of the course you will complete a portfolio of work showing your understanding of each module, which will be graded Pass-, Pass, Merit or Distinction depending upon the quality of the work. Your assessment is continuous and both practical and theory based which means that there will be written work to complete on numerous occasions.
What further career options and pathways are available to me after this course?
This course prepares students for careers in the sports sector, such as a Fitness Instructor, PE Teacher, Sports Coach, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor or to a career in the Armed Forces.
It can also lead to a BTEC Level 3 qualification or Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship which is equivalent to A Level qualifications at college or through Work-Based Learning and can be used to gain entry into University. Following Year 9 you have the opportunity to progress onto a Sports Apprenticeship Programme in Year 10 and 11.