PE and Sport

Sport

GCSE Examination Board: Edexcel BTEC Level 1/2 First in Sport

Suggested support at home – BTEC First in Sport – Study & Exam Practice

Websites:  www.btecpe.com/resources

 

Content and Skills

Unit 1 (exam) – Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance

Unit 3 – Applying the Principles of Personal Training

Unit 6 – Leading Sports Activities

 

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html#tab-4

 

Assessment opportunities

Level 1/2 First Certificate BTEC Sport is chosen by learners at the end of year 8. The course is completed over 3 years and learners are timetable 3 x 50 minute session per week.  Students must complete 4 units, 3 of the units are assignment based and the final unit is an online exam. Each assignment can be graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

 

Extra-curricular Opportunities

Leadership Training.

Practical training sessions.

School fixtures.

Subject Title – Core PE

 

KS3

At Key Stage 3, each learner has 2 PE lessons per week, which are taught as a double (2 x 50 minute lessons). Through year 7, students are taught within their tutor groups and are then split based on ability in year 8. They are assessed at the start of Year 7 and are given their target grade for the year.

The Key stage 3 curriculum is based on a rotation system, where learners change activities approximately every 6 weeks. They stay with the same class teacher for each of these rotations to ensure consistency of delivery in lessons. Learners will experience the following activities during the Key Stage 3 Curriculum:

Fitness                                     Football                       Cricket                        Softball

 

Badminton                              Table Tennis                Rugby                          Netball

 

Basketball                               Athletics                      Dance/Gymnastics      Rounders

 

KS4

Core PE

At Key Stage 4, each learner has 2 PE lessons per week, which are taught as a double (2 x 50 minute lessons).

Year 9

Year 9 learners are taught in sets based on their ability and attainment, where possible we try to teach single sex lessons. During year 9 there are opportunities to move up sets, dependent on attainment and progress.

The year 9 Curriculum is based on a rotation system where learners change activities approximately every 6 weeks. They stay with the same class teacher for each of these rotations to ensure consistency of delivery in lessons. Learners will experience the following activities during the Key Stage 4 Curriculum:

Fitness                                     Football                       Cricket                         Softball

 

Badminton                              Table Tennis               Rugby                          Netball

 

Basketball                               Athletics                       Dance                         Rounders

Year 10 & 11

The department feel that choice is important for students in order to maintain levels of interest and ensure participation rates remain high. Students in year 10 therefore are able to choose from a range of sports throughout the year, they must choose a different option every 6 weeks and are encouraged to not do the same sport twice.

In order to meet the statutory requirements for Key Stage 4 PE, all learners participate in an athletics unit immediately prior to sports day. This ensures they have covered the minimum requirement of 2 activity areas. Within this unit, choice is also given as to which athletic events they take part in (usually those that they are doing for sports day).