Key Stage 4

2 hours of Core Physical Education is also taught to all students in Years 10 and 11. Some of the many sports taught and played at Key Stage 4 are:

  • Football
  • Trampolining
  • Hockey
  • Rounders
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Athletics
  • Softball
  • Tennis

In KS4 students have the option to volunteer as a young leader, receiving training and NGB qualifications. Students can use this knowledge and experience to lead at city and county wide sports events organised through the School Sports Partnership.

In year 10 and 11 students have the option to study BTEC Level 1/2 Tech award in Sport, Activity and Fitness (Syllabus Number 603/0473/X). During the course students cover topics including Understanding the Body and the supporting Technology for Sport and Activity, The principles of training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and activity (exam unit) and Applying the principles of Sport and Activity. The course is assessed through two coursework units worth 60% and one exam unit worth 40% of the final grade.

If wishing to study Sport at KS4 students should be interested in and play sport. You should have a good attitude to learning in both practical and theory PE at KS3, completing work to a good standard.

Successful completition of the course will enable students to go on to study a Level 3 Sports course with career opportunities such as a coach, teacher, lifeguard, physiotherapist and psychologist.

For further information please contact

Miss Clark (Head of PE).

Please see the following link for the BTEC Tech Sport specification; https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/sport-activity-and-fitness.html

Qualification

BTEC Tech Award in Sport Activity and Fitness

In year 10 and 11 students have the option to study BTEC Level 1/2 Tech award in Sport, Activity and Fitness (Syllabus Number 603/0473/X). The course is 100% theory and is in addition to Core Practical PE. If wishing to study Sport at KS4 students should be interested in and play sport. Students should have a good attitude to learning in both practical and theory PE at KS3, completing work to a good standard.

What the course involves

During the course you will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Body systems
  • Injury in sport
  • Technology in sport
  • Fitness testing and training programmes
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Leadership

How is the course assessed

  • Component 1: ‘Understanding the Body and Supporting Technology for Sport and Activity’ – makes up 30% of the final grade
  • Component 2: ‘The Principles of Training, Nutrition and Psychology for Sport and Activity’ – makes up 40% of the final grade
  • Component 3: ‘Applying the Principles of Sport and Activity’ - makes up 30% of the final grade

Career opportunities

This course may lead you on to Teaching, Coaching, Physiotherapy, Sports Nutrition, Personal Training, Sport Psychology and Sports Development.

Post-16 opportunities

This is an ideal qualification for someone wishing to go on to Level 3 / A Level Sport or PE.

Required resources/equipment for the course

A good attitude to learning in both theory and practical PE at KS3. In addition you will need NCL PE kit consisting of the purple logo polo shirt, plain black shorts/jogging bottoms and trainers.

For further information contact:

Miss Clark (Head of PE) or your PE Teacher