Students will be able to choose one of the following options to study in Year 10 and Year 11:
GCSE in Physical Education
Students may choose the OCR 9-1 GCSE PE course. This includes the compulsory study of the following topics, which will be taught in theory classes.
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
Alongside this are the practical skills of PE, which are examined via the practical assessment within school. You can take part in a variety of team and individual activities that can be used in conjunction with their theoretical studies.
Cambridge National in Sport Science
The OCR vocational award is equivalent to the GCSE in Physical Education, however this course does not rely too heavily on an exam as 75% of the grade is coursework based. Students that choose this course will study the following units:
Unit R041 – Reducing the Risks of Sports Injuries
Unit R042 – Applying the Principles of Training
Unit R043 – The Body’s Response to Physical Activity
Unit R046 – Technology in Sport
All students in Year 10 and 11 take part in ‘core’ PE lessons. Core PE aims to continue from Key Stage 3, however the focus is largely on participation and game play. Pupils will be able to choose a pathway to follow. Each pathway is designed differently, with the student's interests at the forefront of their design.