Physical Education KS3
Throughout KS3 learning students will participate in a variety of activities designed to suit every student’s individual need. Students will participate in 2 and half hours of High Quality Physical Education every week and in year 9 students get 1 hour 50 Minutes per week. Students will have the opportunity to learn new skills and will undertake new activities. They will have the opportunity to plan, perform and evaluate their own and others performances in a wide range of activities. The curriculum is supported by a range of extra curricular clubs. Activities include athletics, basketball, cricket, softball, dance, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, health and fitness, rounders, rugby, tennis, trampolining, volleyball, boxing and outdoor education. Students will have the opportunity to represent the Academy throughout the range of these activities and have further opportunities to participate at even higher levels through our links with external coaches and clubs. Our extra curriculum programme is supported by the Schools Sport Partnership which means many qualified specialist coaches come into the Academy to coach students who may go on to represent the Academy.
Physical Education KS4
Throughout KS4 learning, students will participate in a variety of activities designed to suit every student’s individual need. Students will participate in 2 and half hours of high quality physical education every week. Through KS4 of PE students get to choose a route way; depending on whether they prefer competitive team games or non–competitive individual activities. The activities include athletics, basketball, cricket, softball, dance, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, health and fitness, rounders, rugby, tennis, trampolining, volleyball, boxing and outdoor education, however, students will have the opportunity to participate more frequently in the activities they prefer and be able to specialise and develop their skills in their chosen activities.
There are many extra curricular clubs that support the activities that students participate in which is further supported by the Schools Sport Partnership; which means many qualified specialist coaches come into the Academy to coach students who may go on to represent the Academy. Also further opportunities are available for students to participate at even higher levels through our links with external coaches and clubs.
Students who really enjoy PE will have the opportunity to study BTEC sport which will enable students to achieve a qualification of up to 4 GCSE’s at grades A-C, whilst receiving an extra 240 minutes of PE per week.
Students receive 240 minutes a week and develop both practical and theory skills in sport. This is supported by the use of technology, including the use of dart fish to observe and analyse their own and others performances in a range of activates.
Students Complete up to 6 units that include completing assignments to achieve the grades that are suitable for the students standard of learning. These units include:
- Body in Sport
- Planning and Leading in Sports Activities
- Practical Sport
- Health and Safety in Sport
- Preparation for Sport
- Instructing Exercise and Fitness
- To give all students the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification that can be used when applying for further education or employment.
- To provide a sound, intellectually demanding vocational learning experience.
- To use the motivating interest in sport to promote academic learning.
- To give the students the opportunity to acquire leadership awards and skills and to use these to help develop sport within the local community.
- To develop and extend students’ practical sporting skills in a wide range of activities.
- The course will provide opportunities for the students to be aware of, and to develop, personal qualities of leadership, responsibility, appearance, commitment and teamwork in a range of practical and academic situations.
- To build upon the foundation of the National Curriculum in PE course. It will extend the students’ knowledge in the current issues of sport, as well as the main psychological, social and physiological factors that affect a performance of a practical skill.
- To prepare students to go on and study Sport at BTEC level 3 which is also taught at the Academy
BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport
Bristol Brunel Academy offer BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport as an examination study option for students in year 9.
It has been developed to:
- Encourage personal development through practical participation and performance in a range of sports and exercise activities
- Give learners a wider understanding and appreciation of health-related fitness, sports and exercise through a selection of optional specialist units
- Encourage learners to develop their people, communication, planning and team-working skills by having the opportunity to select from optional units available in the qualification structure
- Give opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation employees to achieve a nationally recognised level 1 or level 2 vocationally-specific qualification
- Give full-time learners the opportunity to progress to other vocational qualifications, such as the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences, or on to GCE AS or A level, and, in due course, to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector
- Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
Students receive 3 X 50 minute lessons a week where they gain a solid grounding in the essential knowledge of both practical and theory skills in sport. This is supported by the use of technology, including the use of analysis of performance to observe and develop their own and others performances and practices in a range of activities. Students are required to complete 4 units, which each contain a number of assignments that students must complete. The content of the assignments are taught and students are expected to complete each assignment to specific deadline dates. These are marked and a Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction*, Level 1 and Unclassified grade may be awarded. In exceptional circumstances a referral may be authorised and the student will have to resubmit their work.
Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise
In this unit you will:
- Know about the components of fitness and the principles of training
- Explore different fitness training methods
- Investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.
In this unit students will learn the theoretical
In this unit students will be developing their knowledge and understanding towards the content mentioned above and applying this to sporting situations. They will be assessed through sitting a 1hr exam, which is computer based and externally marked. This happens around February time in year 10.
Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance
In this unit you will:
- Understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports
- Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports
- Be able to review sports performance.
For this unit students have to know and apply the rules, techniques and tactics in a team sport and an individual sport. They will be assessed not only on their knowledge but also their performance and ability to analyse their performance.
Unit 5: Training for Personal Fitness
In this unit you will:
- Design a personal fitness training programme
- Know about exercise adherence factors and strategies for continued training success
- Implement a self-designed personal fitness training programme to achieve own goals and objectives
- Review a personal fitness training programme.
In this unit students will look at components that are important in their main sport and look at strengths and areas of improvement. They will then design and carry out a 6 week training programme (weight training programme) which looks at developing their weaknesses. This should improve their performance. Students must analyse how well their training programme worked and make recommendations for improvement.
Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities
In this unit you will:
- Know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership
- Undertake the planning and leading of sports activities
- Review the planning and leading of sports activities
In this unit students will learn about skills and qualities of sports coaches and develop their own skills and qualities of coaching. They will plan and lead numerous sports sessions to younger students and reflect on their performance as a coach, making suggestions for improvement.
Students will be required to have equivalent focus, drive and motivation to achieve within both the theory and performance areas of study. Students are expected to be organised and bring the correct kit and equipment to EVERY lesson. All students, on this course, will be expected to work at home (in their own time) for at least 1 hr a week, and more when working to deadlines.
The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport provides a good foundation for learners in post-16 education, or to entry level job roles within the sector.
Achievement at level 2 provides a suitable foundation for further study within the sector through progression on to other vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences. The underpinning knowledge, practical and vocational skills learnt will also enhance and support progression to a relevant competency-based qualification, such as the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development, or the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Leisure Management. Successful learners at level 2 may also consider general qualifications at level 3, such as a GCE in Physical Education or Leisure Studies.
Learners who achieve the qualification at level 1 may progress to a Level 1 NVQ, such as the Level 1 NVQ Award in Sport and Active Leisure, or a BTEC Level 2 qualification in a related sector. Alternatively, learners may progress to other competency-based qualifications, such as the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services or the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership. Alternatively learners may also consider progression to general qualifications such as a GCSE in Physical Education.
Download or view our curriculum booklet here