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Physical Education

The PE department at Walton High strives to provide an extensive range of sports and activities to all students. It is our belief that these opportunities motivate students and encourage participation in sport, in lessons, outside of lessons during enrichment activities, and as a lifestyle. We offer a large number of clubs as part of out our extra-curricular programme, and will continue to look at ways we can offer more. We have a growing number of successful teams and while this is excellent, we also aspire to engage as many students as possible in sporting activity regardless of perceived ability, be it competitively, social reasons or for pure intrinsic value and enjoyment.

Key Stage 3

Year 7: PRACTICAL SPORT

Year 8: PRACTICAL SPORT

WHAT WILL STUDENTS STUDY?

Students will study a variety of different sports and activities over the 2 years of Key Stage 3, some of which are below:

Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Cricket
Dance
Dodgeball
Fitness
Football
Handball
Hockey
Korfball
Netball
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) Team Building and Problem Solving Rounders
Rugby
Softball
Stoolball
Table Tennis

When learning about these activities students will develop and learn new skills, techniques, tactics and application of rules and regulations. Students will also start to learn the science behind Physical Education and the effects exercise has on our bodies.

Students will also develop leadership, observational and coaching skills and how to put them into practice. They will develop the ability to assess themselves and their peers, giving constructive feedback throughout.

Key Stage 4

Year 9: Practical sport only

Year 10: BTEC

Year 11: Fitness for sport and exercise

 

BTEC (All Students During Year 9 and Year 10)

 

Level 2 BTEC FIRST Award IN SPORT

WHY STUDY SPORT?

  • Prepares you for a career in the sports sector
  • Provides education and training for sports-related personnel who are employed in a variety of types of work, such as fitness, coaching support and land/water-based outdoor pursuits
  • Motivates you via applied learning and assessment
  • BTEC qualifications are recognised by employers and educational institutions
  • Provides a good progression route to more advanced qualifications e.g. BTEC Nationals
  • Esteem of working in a sector of your choice

WHAT WILL STUDENTS STUDY?

During Year 9

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise- This unit gives learners the opportunity to explore the essential fitness requirements and training methods used to achieve successful sports performance. The unit also explores lifestyle and psychological factors and the effects these can have on sports training and performance. Learners will investigate their personal fitness levels by participating in a series of fitness tests.

 

  • Practical Sports Performance - The aim of this unit is to develop learner knowledge of the rules, skills and techniques for at least two sports through practical application.

During Year 10

  • Leading Sports Activities - The aim of this unit is to give learners an opportunity to inspire, motivate and improve the performance of a selected target group through the delivery of a sport activity and event.

 

  • The Mind and Sports Performance - The aim of this unit is to make learners aware of the psychological factors which influence sports performance and how psychological skills can be developed

 

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?

All units are internally assessed through portfolio based work apart from the fitness unit where there is an online exam to complete. Each unit is assessed using the grading grid and grading criteria at Pass, Merit and Distinction. There is also an overall qualification grade calculated from the unit grades. To achieve the BTEC Award all units have to be achieved at least to a pass level.

WHAT WILL THE STUDENTS DO AFTER THE BTEC COURSE?

During Year 11

  • Completion of any outstanding coursework- If students need to make amendment or need to complete missing coursework from any of the year 9 and 10 units this will take place at the start of year 11.
  • Practical – Once all coursework is complete student will do 2 practical lessons a week ranging from a variety of different sports and activities.

 

Key Stage 5

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The syllabus content for the course suits anyone who can meet the entry requirements. Individuals who have a keen interest in all aspects of sport will enjoy studying both the scientific and arts modules of the course. The assessment criteria for each module vary from essay writing to practical experiments and presentations all set through vocational scenarios. You can also be guaranteed plenty of physical exercise, taking advantage of Walton High’s excellent sporting facilities including the brand new 5th generation rubber crumb football playing surfaces!

Level 3 BTEC in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)
Exam Board: Edexcel    

Course Content:

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma:
The Body In Action
Training and Fitness for Sport
Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Health and Safety In Sport
Practical Team Sports
Leadership In Sport

Level 3 Diploma:
The Body In Action
Training and Fitness for Sport
Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Sports Coaching
Psychology for Sports Performance
Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
Health and Safety In Sport
Practical Team Sports
Leadership In Sport Practical Individual Sports
Sports Injuries
Working with Children In Sport

KS5 Overview of Study for Physical Education

Level 3 Extended Diploma:

The Body In Action
Training and Fitness for Sport
Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Sports Coaching
Psychology for Sports Performance
Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
Health and Safety In Sport
Practical Team Sports
Leadership In Sport
Practical Individual Sports
Sports Injuries
Working with Children In Sport
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Analysis of Sports Performance
Current Issues in Sport
Organising Sports Events
Sport and Society
Sports Nutrition

 

Exam Structure:

All Units are 100% Portfolio work. There are no formal examinations.
Level 3 BTECs are awarded either a Pass, Merit or Distinction or Distinction* with Pass = E grade, Merit = C grade, Distinction = A grade and Distinction* = A* grade.

What doors will be opened?

Degrees in: Sport & Exercise Sciences, Sports Physiotherapy, Sport & Recreation Management, Health related courses and Teacher Training.

Careers: Teaching, Leisure Industry, Physiotherapy, Coaching, Fitness Instructor.

 

Entry Requirements:  7 GCSEs (A*-C), including English and Maths.  A Pass at Level 2 BTEC Sport can count towards this.

Extras!

Students studying the Extended Diploma will also be expected to assist with coaching on Wednesday afternoons during the school’s Short Course Programme as well as assisting at after school clubs run by the PE department.  Some students will have the opportunity to go to our partner schools on Friday afternoons to assist with their Golden Time.

BTEC Sport students have their own Sports Academy PE kit that they will be expected to purchase.  Details of the cost can be obtained from Mr Baxter or Mrs Paice.

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