Physical Education and Sport

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Physical Education lessons aim to provide an enjoyable, learning experience, which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in sport.

The development of confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of one’s own and others strengths and weaknesses are considered to be an important part of the learning process.

Opportunities to compete in sport, build character and help embed values of fairness and respect.


The PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives

All pupils at KS3 spend 1hr 40 minutes per week on the core Physical Education Programme. They are generally taught in same sex groups, but work together at the end of each term, participating in team building activities.

Activities taught include the following sports.

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rounders/Softball
  • Rugby

Coaches and sports specialists are used throughout the year when appropriate and available.
A wide range of activities are on offer outside the Physical Education Programme (at lunch and after School) depending upon the time of year. This gives the pupils the opportunity to specialise in or pursue their chosen sport.


This course would suit students who:

  • Have a real interest in the vocational area of sport
  • Enjoy learning in a practical and active environment

During this course you will be assessed in Four units of work.

  • Mandatory Unit 1- Fitness for Sport and Exercise (External assessment)
  • Mandatory Unit 2-Practical Performance in Sport (Internally assessed)
  • Mandatory Unit 3-Applying the Principles of Personal Training (internal synoptic)
  • Specialist Unit 6 -Leading Sports Activities (internally assessed)

External assessment is in the form of a one hour and fifteen on screen exam.

Your teacher will give you a number of assignment briefs for each unit that ask you to complete several tasks. These tasks will be marked and used as evidence when grades are awarded.

To pass the course assignments need to be completed and assessed to be at the appropriate level of Pass, Merit or Distinction.

You will be presented with a variety of learning styles throughout the course and the learning outcomes will be assessed in a variety of ways including; presentations, practical tasks, production of leaflets and booklets and other forms of written evidence.

It is essential that you keep up to date and meet the deadlines for homework and assignments. If you feel that you can not meet a deadline you must speak to your teacher immediately to see if an extension is possible.

The BTEC Sport teachers are Mrs Barnes and Mr Gray.

We will try to make the lessons as practical as possible. However, there will also be a lot of theory. It is important that you approach this sensibly and with a hard working attitude as your assignments will be based on this work. It should also be noted that this course will be delivered through a number of sports and students you will be required to adopt an enthusiastic approach to all of them.

BTEC Level 2 Sport