Typically this would be once a week for GCSE and once per fortnight for BTEC Sport and Technical Diploma Dance.
Units of study include: Practical Sports Performance Anatomy and Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being.
All students in Years 7-11 will take part in six inter-college sporting events, including ‘Sports day’, which allows students to put into practice what they have learnt in a competitive environment.
However, as the course goes on students will do more theory than practical lessons.
Students will study a variety of different sporting activities as well as developing their knowledge and understanding of key theoretical areas connecting to sports performance.
During these lessons, classes will follow a pathway of activities, with the emphasis on providing positive experiences to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
These may include competitive competitions and games.
You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities in addition to a number of externally set tasks and exams.
This qualification is suitable for students who would like to study other A-level courses.
Students are also able to choose one of the following courses as part of the options block; Course Overview: Exam Board – OCR 60% of final grade Two written theory exams at the end of year 11, which examine anatomy and physiology, movement analysis, physical training, use of data, sports psychology, socio- cultural influences, health, fitness and wellbeing 30% of final grade Practical Performance of 3 activities in team and individual sports.
10% of final grade Coursework- Analysis of performance Qualification grading will be on a 9- 1 scale, with 9 being the highest grade Useful information can be found on the following website Students are also encouraged to set their own challenging targets following feedback from teachers.