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Physical Education

The PE department at Walton High strives to provide an extensive range of sports and activities to all students. It is our belief that these opportunities motivate students and encourage participation in sport, in lessons, outside of lessons during enrichment activities, and as a lifestyle. We offer a large number of clubs as part of out our extra-curricular programme, and will continue to look at ways we can offer more. We have a growing number of successful teams and while this is excellent, we also aspire to engage as many students as possible in sporting activity regardless of perceived ability, be it competitively, social reasons or for pure intrinsic value and enjoyment.

Key Stage 3

Year 7: PRACTICAL SPORT

Year 8: PRACTICAL SPORT

WHAT WILL STUDENTS STUDY?

Students will study a variety of different sports and activities over the 2 years of Key Stage 3, some of which are below:

Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Cricket
Dance
Dodgeball
Fitness
Football
Handball
Hockey
Korfball
Netball
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) Team Building and Problem Solving Rounders
Rugby
Softball
Stoolball
Table Tennis

When learning about these activities students will develop and learn new skills, techniques, tactics and application of rules and regulations. Students will also start to learn the science behind Physical Education and the effects exercise has on our bodies.

Students will also develop leadership, observational and coaching skills and how to put them into practice. They will develop the ability to assess themselves and their peers, giving constructive feedback throughout.

Key Stage 4

In key stage 4, students will have one hour of core PE a week where they will develop the skills they have learnt at ks 3 and look to further their tactical knowledge in a range of sports.

KS4 BTEC

During Year 9 
Practical Sports Performance - The aim of this unit is to develop learner knowledge of the rules, skills and techniques for at least two sports through practical application.
During Year 10
- Leading Sports Activities - The aim of this unit is to give learners an opportunity to inspire, motivate and improve the performance of a selected target group through the delivery of a sport activity and event.
- The Mind and Sports Performance - The aim of this unit is to make learners aware of the psychological factors which influence sports performance and how psychological skills can be developed
During Year 11
Fitness for Sport and Exercise
- This unit gives learners the opportunity to explore the essential fitness requirements and training methods used to achieve successful sports performance. The unit also explores lifestyle and psychological factors and the effects these can have on sports training and performance. Learners will investigate their personal fitness levels by participating in a series of fitness tests.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?

All units are internally assessed through portfolio based work apart from the fitness unit where there is an online exam to complete. Each unit is assessed using the grading grid and grading criteria at Pass, Merit and Distinction. There is also an overall qualification grade calculated from the unit grades. To achieve the BTEC Award all units have to be achieved at least to a pass level.

Key Stage 5

The syllabus content for the course suits anyone who can meet the entry requirements. Individuals who have a keen interest in all aspects of sport will enjoy studying both the scientific and practical modules of the course. The assessment criteria for each module vary from essay writing to practical experiments and presentations all set through vocational scenarios. You can also be guaranteed plenty of physical exercise, taking advantage of Walton High’s excellent sporting facilities .

Course content:

Exam Board: Edexcel
Exam Structure:
The new  course has three methods of assessment:  internal assignments, external assignments and written examinations.
Level 3 BTECs are awarded either, Pass, Merit or Distinction  or Distinction*.
Students are expected to take an active role in the wide variety of the extra curricular activities on offer at Walton High as they are valuable evidence towards the course.
Which doors will be opened?
Degrees in: Sport & Exercise Sciences, Sports Physiotherapy, Sport & Recreation Management, Health related courses and Teacher Training.
Careers: Teaching, Leisure Industry, Physiotherapy, Coaching, Fitness Instructor.
Entry requirements: 
6 A*-C GCSE/ Level 2 BTECS or above with preferred C grades in GCSE English Language and  Maths. A Pass at Level 2 BTEC Sport can count towards this, however a Merit at L2 BTEC Sport is desirable.
Extended Diploma students will also assist with coaching on Wednesday afternoons during the Learning Challenges programme as well as assisting after school clubs run by the PE department.  Some students will have the opportunity to go to our partner schools on Friday afternoons to assist with their Golden Time.
BTEC Sport students have their own Sports Academy PE Kit that they will be expected to purchase.  Details of the cost can be obtained from Mr Brittain or Ms Paice.

BTEC Diploma-Sports Performance and Excellence

Anatomy and Physiology

Fitness Training and Programming

Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Application of Fitness Testing

Sports Psychology

Coaching for Performance

Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport

The Athletes Lifestyle

Sports Performance Analysis

Sports Leadership

Extended Diploma: Sport & Physical Activity Development

Anatomy and Physiology

Fitness Training and Programming

Professional Development in the Sports Industry

Application of Fitness Testing

Sports Psychology

Coaching for Performance

Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport

The Athletes Lifestyle

Sports Performance Analysis

Sports Leadership

Research Methods in Sport

Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity

Practical Sports Performance

Sports Event Organisation

Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport

Marking Scheme

Assignment set and marked by Walton High staff, moderated by Pearson.

Task set and marked by Pearson (Pre-released Controlled Assessment

Written Exam—set and marked by Pearson

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