Key Stage 4
All students have 1 hour of core PE which is compulsory and this enables every student to have the opportunity to participate in weekly physical activity and promote their well-being. The three main themes: performance (Fit to Perform), leadership (Fit to Lead) and health & well-being (Fit for Life) continue throughout Key Stage 4. Students will have the opportunity to improve on skills acquired in Key Stage 3 and also to develop new skills across a wide range of team and individual sports. Students will have access to the fitness suite where they will learn how to train independently to achieve personal fitness goals. There is a big focus on leadership in core PE and students will take on roles such as referee, umpire, tournament official, warm-up coach and equipment manager. There are opportunities throughout the year for students to use their leadership skills to run sports events for students in Key Stage 3. Students have the chance to take part in team activities like basketball, netball, unihoc, handball, volleyball, rugby, hockey, frisbee and lacrosse. There are also opportunities to pursue individual activities such as table tennis, tennis, badminton, circuit training, weight training, body pump, glow fitness, yoga and fitness training.
At Key Stage 4 students have the opportunity to select BTEC Sport.
BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport offers an alternative to GCSE Physical Education, catering for a wider range of individual needs. The course is taught in units, some of which are core and some optional.
The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport is has equivalent teaching time to one GCSE. Following this course will raise understanding of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of doing so. It will teach students how to train to make improvements to their own fitness and they will investigate the relationships between fitness and elite sports performance. They will also develop leadership skills, something which every employer looks for. Students will have opportunities to plan and lead coaching sessions for primary school children and take part in nationally recognised coaching and officiating awards. This can lead on to the Level 3 BTEC National programme or other vocational qualifications.