Physical Education And Dance

PE and Dance are part of the Arts faculty. The wide range of extra-curricular provision ensures that any student will find plenty of opportunities to enjoy and excel through participation or competition.

Year 9

You will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of individual and team physical activities. Within these, you will extend your existing skills and fitness levels. New skills, techniques, tactics and learning strategies will be introduced. The key focus is that you enjoy taking part and understand the lifelong personal benefits of participation in physical activity.

Year 10 and 11
Course Core PE (incorporating a healthy lifestyle)
Exam Board/Syllabus Non-accredited
Grade Equivalences N/A
Hours taught (per cycle)

2 hours

Assessment Route

No coursework or exams

 

This is a practically based non-accredited course. You will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of sports that are selected in line with the requirements at Key Stage 4. This course will develop your personal fitness and practical skills, as well as build your experience in leadership and officiating roles. You will be expected to gain a more in-depth understanding of a range of activities so that you can participate to the best of your ability.

Healthy lifestyle topics will be explored throughout the course to enable you to make informed and appropriate decisions in relation to your personal development and leading a healthy lifestyle. The PE department’s extra-curricular programme lends valuable support to this course.

 

Course GCSE PE
Exam Board/Syllabus Pearson Edexcel Syllabus 1PE01/02/03/04
Grade Equivalences 9 to 1
Assessment Route

Component 1: Fitness and body systems: Written Exam 1 hr 45 mins (36%)

Component 2: Health and Performance: Written Exam 1hr 15mins (24%)

Component 3: Practical Performance in: 3 practical activities including an individual and team activity (30%).

Component 4: Personal Exercise Programme (10%)

 

This is a theory and practically based accredited two-year course. This is a course that will suit those students who have a strong academic level and high practical ability across a range of individual and team sports.

The theory aspect of the course covers the following areas:

Component 1: Fitness and Body Systems:
  • Applied anatomy and physiology.
  • Movement analysis.
  • Physical training.
Component 2: Health and Performance:
  • Health, fitness and well-being.
  • Sport psychology.
  • Socio-cultural influences.
Component 3: Practical Performance:

Practically, you must be competent in three sports, showing high levels of skill, fitness and application of tactics in all three. You may select from a limited list of individual and team sports. As part of the practical element you are required to produce a significant piece of written coursework; a 6 week Personal Exercise Programme.

 

Course BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts (Dance) Level 1/2
Exam Board/Syllabus Edexcel
Grade Equivalences Level 1, Level 2 Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*
Assessment Route

All components are a mixture of written assignments and practical assessment

 

This is a theory and practically based accredited two-year course. This course is suitable for anyone with a keen interest and consistent experience in Dance.

Learners will study the performance of Dance in a variety of styles and be assessed not only in their application of technical and expressive skills but also their ability to evaluate and improve their performance. Learners’ confidence, discipline and commitment will also be assessed, so good self-management is a must for success on this course. Along with detailed study of the preparation, planning and performance process, learners will also develop knowledge of how to stage, costume and set performances. Learners are assessed through internal and external assessment.

The course comprises of 3 units:

  • Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts (30%) – Internally assessed
  • Component 2: Developing Skills & Techniques (30%) – Internally assessed
  • Component 3: Performing to a brief (40%) – Externally assessed

 

Continuous assessment will take the form of written assignments, logbooks, audits and practical performances as well as teacher assessment of the learners’ overall approach. Please note that consistent experience in Dance is essential for learners applying for this course.

 

Course BTEC Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness Level 1/2
Exam Board/Syllabus Edexcel
Grade Equivalences Level 1, Level 2 Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*
Assessment Route

Component 1: (30% Internally Assessed)                                                                   

Component 2: (40% Externally Assessed)

Component 3: (30% Internal Synopsis)

 

This is a theory and practically based accredited two-year course. This course is suitable for those students with a keen interest and consistent involvement in sport.

Students will have the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of the sports industry, and specialist skills and techniques in planning fitness training programmes and recommending nutritional strategies to improve fitness and performance.

The course comprises of:

  • Component 1: Understanding the Body and the Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity (30%) – Internally assessed
  • Component 2: The Principles of Training, Nutrition, and Psychology for Sport and Activity (40%) – Externally assessed
  • Component 3: Applying the principles of Sport and Activity (30%) – Internal synopsis

BTEC Sport students will be expected to take advantage of the wide range of extra-curricular PE activities and organised fixtures, which will contribute to their development of physical fitness, skills and leadership.

You will be able to progress onto the A-Level PE course or the BTEC Level 3 in Sport if you achieve a ‘merit’ or above in the BTEC Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness Level 1/2.

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