PE & Sport

GCSE Physical Education

Course description

GCSE Physical Education develops a range of physical skills to enable performers to display more advanced skills within a range of activities. It also allows students to develop their knowledge of theoretical aspects of PE such as anatomy and physiology and health and fitness.

Course Level

2

Course qualifications

GCSE – possible A*-G grade

Examinations

There is a 1 hour 30 minute examination at the end of Y11. This makes up 40% of the overall grade will be combined with the coursework mark.

Coursework

This makes up 60% of the overall grade and comprises 4 practical grades and one piece of controlled assessment

Further & Higher Education

OCR Sport Level 2/3

AS/A Level PE

Careers

This will develop a range of life skills appropriate for any career whilst building knowledge to access work within the sporting environment. Future careers may include PE Teacher, Sports coach, Physiotherapist amongst many others.

Skills & Attributes

PE helps you to develop physically, socially and mentally. You will work as an individual, in groups and as part of a team. You will take on different roles and responsibilities including leadership, coaching and officiating as well as performing at higher levels.

BTEC Sport Extended Certificate

Course description

BTec Sport offers a focused qualification for learners who wish to follow a programme of study related to an aspect of employment that they might wish to move into.

You will learn about a range of sporting topics and these will be selected depending on the general strengths of the group.

There will be numerous opportunities to participate in practical sport situations and to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding in these sports.

Course Level

1/2

Course qualifications

Pass, Merit, Distinction or Dinstinction* grades which are equivalent to grade C or above at GCSE.

Examinations

There is an externally assessed online test which represents 30% of the overall grade.

Coursework

This makes up 70% of the overall grade and comprises of a selection of tasks within each unit of study. Learners receive feedback on their progress throughout the course and evidence of assessments may include role play, written tasks, practical assessment, video evidence and oral presentations.

Further & Higher Education

Many students opt to continue their studies into 6th form by selecting the Level 3 sport course. This is available as a 1, 2 or 3 ‘A’ level equivalent.

Careers

If you enjoy sport and are thinking of making a career of it, whether you see yourself as a sporting professional, working in the sports industry or any other sport related area, then BTec Sport will set you on the right track to employment.

Skills & Attributes

You need to be extremely well organised to keep up with demands of the coursework. You will be expected to participate and deliver practical sessions both in and out of school. In order to develop your knowledge you will have to cary out various forms of research and be able to use this in an effective way when completing tasks.

OCR Cambridge Technicals in Sport

Level 2 – 2 GCSE equivalent

  • Pre-requisite for Level 3.
  • This qualification is suitable as a stepping stone to Level 3 qualifications

Level 3 Introductory Diploma – Equivalent to one A Level

To achieve this qualification, candidates must complete a total of 7 units. The award for this qualification is graded as pass, merit, distinction and distinction*

Level 3 Diploma – Equivalent to two A Levels

To achieve this qualification, candidates must complete a total of 13 units. The award for this qualification is graded as pass, merit, distinction and distinction*

Level 3 Extended Diploma – Equivalent to three A Levels

To achieve this qualification, candidates must complete a total of 19 units. The award for this qualification is graded as pass, merit, distinction and distinction*

Work for the Level 3 qualifications is assessed through a number of tasks for each unit. These tasks may include posters, research projects, practical work, coaching and observational tasks.

What can I do with these qualifications?

All of our courses allow numerous progression opportunities. These include:

    • Going to University to study
    • Sports Coaching
    • Physiotherapy
    • PE Teaching
    • Sports Coaching in the Community
    • Youth Development Worker
    • and many more...

Vocational Course

  • Learning theory knowledge and analysing it to practical and work related situations
  • No exams – coursework assessment only
  • Need to be able to work independently
  • Lessons are a combination of teacher led and independent student work

Who to Contact: Mr T Pochin

 

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