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KS4 Physical Education All students follow a compulsory core programme of Physical Education in Years 9, 10 and 11, covering a wide range of games and sporting activities. Students will have three lessons a fortnight and will be able to choose from a variety of options which include more traditional sports such as football and netball, as well as alternative sports such as Trampolining, Handball and Rock-it Ball. There will also be the opportunity for students to gain the Sports Leaders Level 1 Award and the Dance Leaders Level 1 Award. KS4 Physical Education GCSE Course title and type of qualification: GCSE PE What will I learn? GCSE Physical Education is an ideal course for students who enjoy physical education and have a strong interest in the world of sport and exercise. We use AQA syllabus for GCSE PE. It is made up of two main areas: practical and theory. Students submit 4 different practical activities that count towards their final grade. Their practical grades must be taken from two different types of activities: two must be as a player/performer and the other two practical activities can be through the role of a coach, leader, choreographer or official. Students work on improving their practical grades in practical lessons throughout the course. Candidates can be assessed in sports that they do not do in school, such as horse-riding or skiing. The theoretical element is comprised of a variety of different sections including topics. Some examples of the topics we cover are: Training Diet School influences Emotional health and wellbeing Cultural and social factors The media Sponsorship Competitions Due to the nature of the course, students are expected to have a sound level of understanding and knowledge of rules and tactics of games / activities. Students should also have some level of involvement in extra-curricular sport within, or outside of school. How will I be assessed? Candidates will sit an exam at the end of the course that is 1 hour 30 minutes long and is worth 40% of their total mark. The exam is made up of multiple-choice questions, short answer questions and a scenario-based question. The result of this exam is worth 40% of their total mark. What could I move onto? The course has a clear transition route from GCSE PE to A Level PE or Level 3 BTEC (Sport) at Sixth Form. This is a fantastic course for students who are thinking about a career in sport or other sports-related careers such physiotherapy, dieticians and nutritionists, psychologists etc. Medical degrees value A Level Physical Education due to the high content of anatomy and physiology. Therefore if students are thinking of a career in the medical professions, the GCSE in PE is a good stepping stone. Examination Board: AQA
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KS4 BTEC Sport First Award (PE)

 

Course title and type of qualification: BTEC First Award in Sport

 

What will I learn?

 

BTEC Sport is vocational qualification, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. Learners are required to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: teamwork; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

 

Students will apply their knowledge and understanding in vocational and realistic contexts, develop and apply practical and technical skills, acting with increasing independence and develop generic skills for work through management of self, working in a team and the use of a variety of relevant communication and presentation skills.

 

The course is assessed over three years through coursework plus a tested unit. It would suit those students who prefer, and do better in project work rather than exams.  This qualification is awarded with Pass, Merit and Distinction (*) grading equal to one 1 - 5 GCSE grade. It is made up of four units:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Sports Performance
  • The Mind and Sports Performance
  • The Sports Performer in Action

 

How will I be assessed?

Students will complete the three internal units with only one submission and will be graded Level 1, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction* based on the criteria for the specific unit. The externally assessed unit is completed as an online test which lasts for one hour and has 50 marks. Observation records will be carried out and signed by teachers to confirm students have completed all work including practical tasks, presentations, interviews and comment on time management, organisation and self-discipline.

 

What could I move onto?

The course has a clear transition route from BTEC Sport Level 2 to Level 3 BTEC (Sport) at Sixth Form. This is a fantastic course for students who are thinking about a career in sport or other sports-related careers such sports coaching, sports development officer, sports therapist etc.

 

Examination Board: Edexcel

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Bishop Young Academy Bishops Way Seacroft Leeds LS14 6NU Tel: 0113 273 9100 Fax: 0113 273 4216 info@bishopyoungacademy.co.uk Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877 enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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