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GCSE P.E

In the Heathcote P.E. department we currently offer pupils a wide variety of options in both academic and recreational P.E.

In year 10 pupils are offered the chance to opt for either BTEC Diploma in Sport( worth 4 G.C.S.E.’s) or G.C.S.E. P.E. (worth 1 G.C.S.E.)

GCSE Physical Education

Course outline
Year 11 Exam (Written Paper) - 40% (80 Marks)

Course Content

Section 3.1.1- Range of physical activities and the different roles that the active participant can choose from

Section 3.1.2- Linking physical activity with diet, work and rest for personal health and a balanced healthy lifestyle

Section 3.1.3- Making informed decisions about getting involved in a lifetime of healthy physical activities that suit their needs

Practical Coursework - 60% (90 Marks)

Practical Performances/Organiser, Coach or Officiate in four activities chosen from at least two of the following activity areas:
Games, Gymnastics, Athletics, Dance, Life Saving & OAA, Fitness & Health

Students are assessed in all practical activities during Years 10 & 11

Coursework Deadlines

All Practical Grades must be completed by Easter of the 2nd year of the course

Pupils are taught for 5 hours over a two week period with four of the lessons being theory and one being practically based.

What do we expect from you?    

  • Attend all classes
  • Show your commitment to the course and respect for your group by being punctual
  • Participate enthusiastically in lessons – Be prepared to share your ideas and bring independent research and work to the lesson. 
  • Keep notes and place your work in an organised and labelled folder   
  • Go back over gained knowledge to absorb new information
  • Be sure to read feedback on assignments carefully – This will help you improve the standard of your work.
  • Keep record of your grades on your tracking sheets that we will provide for you. 
  • Attend arranged trips.
  • Do not be afraid to ask us questions if you do not understand.
  • Make sure that you are prepared for the lesson, with correct equipment and appropriately dressed.
  • Make sure that you revise thoroughly for the end on year 11 test

What can I expect from the teachers? In order to help you achieve your potential the teachers will:

  • Ensure that you are aware of the requirements of the course, and know how to achieve the criteria available.
  • Give you frequent individual feedback on how your work is progressing.
  • Be available to meet with on 1:1 basis for extra support.
  • Be able to develop your skills practically in order to achieve the best marks possible.

BTEC FIRST Diploma in Sport

Course outline
100% Coursework in years 10 and 11;
BTEC First Certificate Students: During this course you will study 3 separate units.  Below is a brief outline of each unit and the school year in which you will be studying that particular unit. 

Year 10
Unit 1: The Body in Sport: Provides the student with an understanding of the structure and function of the skeletal system, the muscular system, the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system.  

Unit 2: Health, Safety and Injury in Sport: This unit provides the learner with a good understanding of health and safety issues relating to sports; to be able to know, recognise and deal with injuries and illnesses associated with sports participation.  Also to understand risks and hazards associated with sports participation and be able to undertake a risk assessment relevant to sport.

Unit 5: Planning and Leading Sports Activities: Provides students with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan and lead a range of practical sports activities.  This unit will also lead to the Junior Sports Leaders Award that gives the equivalent of a GCSE at grade D.

Year 11
Unit 6: Practical Sport: Focuses on developing and improving the learner’s own practical sports performance working on their own knowledge and demonstration of skills, techniques and tactics and then analyse a sports performance.  Also develop their knowledge of selected sports through the rules, regulations and scoring systems.
 
Unit 3: The Sports Industry: Allows to pupils to look at the nature of the sports industry, how and why people participate in sport as well as looking as how the sports industry is funded and understand the impact of different key issues on the sports industry.

Unit 4: Preparation for Sport: The unit will give learners an insight into the essential preparation required for successful sports performance. Learners are expected to investigate the fitness level and lifestyle of an individual and administer a range of simple field tests of physical fitness. This will enable learners to discuss the effects of lifestyle on sports performance

Points available


Pass grade

Merit grade

Distinction grade

6

12

18

 Qualification grade


Qualification

Pass grade

Merit grade

Distinction grade

Distinction*

BTEC First Certificate (54 maximum)

18–29

30–41

42–53

54

BTEC First Diploma (108 maximum)

36–59

60–83

84–95

96–108

 Final Grade BTEC First Certificate


BTEC grade boundaries

BTEC First Certificate grade

GCSE grade equivalence

18–29

Pass

P

C C

30–41

Merit

M

B B

42–48

Distinction

D

A A

49–54

Distinction*

D*

A* A*

 BTEC First Diploma

BTEC grade boundaries

BTEC First Diploma grade

GCSE grade equivalence

36–59

Pass

P

C C C C

60–83

Merit

M

B B B B

84–95

Distinction

D

A A A A

96–108

Distinction*

D*

A* A* A* A*

 

Recreational P.E.

In years 10 and 11 pupils have more control and choice over their P.E. lessons. As opposed to following a strict program in line with the National Curriculum pupils are given a choice in what they do in the lessons. Pupils still have access to many different areas of P.E. Currently pupils have the opportunity to participate in activities such as games (Football, Basketball, Badminton and Rugby) Vaulting, Yoga, Fitness Circuits and Trampolining . Support is still available for pupils to develop their skills further, however the lessons focus is centred around a games for understanding approach. Pupils have between 1 and 2 hours a week of Core P.E. All pupils are expected to take a full part in this areas of P.E and to have the correct kit with them, suitable to their chosen activity.
Extra Curricular Activities.

Heathcote school has a good tradition of extra curricular activities within P.E. We currently have a wide range of clubs on offer for pupils to participate in, which run every lunchtime and after school. Currently we offer pupils Basketball, Football, Badminton, Trampolining and Netball, as well as support

 

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