Welcome to the Physical Education Department
Department Teaching Team
Director of PE / Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral): Mr A Knoupe email@example.com
Second in Department: Mrs K Siadatan firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr A Martin: Assistant Headteacher (Sixth Form) email@example.com
Mr T Dow firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss E Richardson email@example.com
Archbishop’s School we will pursue excellence for all in PE & Sport. We
will use the power of PE & Sport to enhance the academic, personal and
social development of all our students.
Extension and Enrichment
Our Extra curriculum programme again is broad and available to all students. We offer a comprehensive lunch time and after school club programme for activities on the curriculum and not on the curriculum. We also have an extensive fixture list which sees us compete within the Canterbury area, County wide competitions, both of which allow us to compete nationally.
Our Enrichment Programme sees all students take part in a number of Inter-house competitions throughout the year. These competitions play a key part in development of the House Ethos we have in the school. All students have the opportunity to participate in these competitions. There are opportunities to also experience other enrichment activities when we utilise local clubs and coaches to provide new activities which we are unable to deliver in the school.
Key Stage 3 Compulsory Programme
Year 7 pupils have 5 hours of PE over 2 weeks. Years 8 and 9 have 6 hours of PE over 2 weeks. In their curriculum we are aiming to promote personal development through Every Child Matters and Personal, Learning and Thinking skills (PLTS) which could even be achieved through cross curricular dimensions. We are trying to give pupils the opportunity to experience different types of learning which we will do through 4 different pathways:
Creative Pathway (Accurate Replication and Exploring Ideas) Gym/Dance/Trampolining
Outwitting Opponents Pathway – Invasion/Striking & Fielding/Net+Wall
Problem Solving – Team Building/Orienteering/HRF
Performing at maximum levels – Athletics/Cross Country/Combined activities
Key Stage 4 Compulsory Programme
(Y10 and 11) have 3 hours of PE over 2 weeks. The Key Stage 4 Programme is a
personalised learning programme. Learners continue to follow the compulsory
elements of the National Curriculum. An important aim is developing physical,
mental and social skills required for progression in learning and future life
Team Performance Pathway
Individual Performance Pathway
Active Lifestyle/Social Pathway
Not all pupils demonstrate their skills best as competitive performers, the aim is to ensure that our curriculum is broad enough to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy PE and show what they can do. In Y10 & 11 we feel that pupils should have an opportunity choose subject areas that suit their preferences and needs.
Year 10 & 11
BTEC First Award In Sport
The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award:
This is a level 2 qualification and is graded Unclassified, Level 1, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction, Level 2 Distinction*.
It is a 120 guided-learning-hour qualification (equivalent in teaching time to one GCSE).
It has core units and optional units.
It has external assessment which makes up 25 per cent of the qualification. This is done via an online exam. Edexcel sets and marks these assessments. Remaining Units are assessed internally and are moderated by EDEXCEL.
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 selection of optional specialist units.
Give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or to progress to other vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Sport and Sport and Exercise Sciences or on to GCE AS or A level.
Types of units within the qualification:
The BTEC First qualifications have core and optional units. Learners must complete both core (mandatory) units, plus two further units for a total of 120 GLH.
1. Health and Fitness for Sport and Exercise
2. Practical Sports Performance
3. The Mind and Sports Performance
4. The Sports Performer in Action
5. Training for Personal Fitness
6. Leading Sports Activities
Year 12 & 13
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport
Qualification: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport
Duration: 2 years
What is the BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport?
A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is a 2-year vocational course that would normally be studied alongside a range of traditional A level programmes or BTEC programmes. The National Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A Level, and carries a maximum of 56 UCAS points. On the course you will study four units over two years covering a range of topics. These will be:
* Anatomy and Physiology in Sport Level:
* Professional Development in the Sport Industry
* Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being
* Application of Fitness Testing
Is BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport suitable for me?
The award is suitable for students who enjoy sport but do not want to specialise totally in one area. You will need to have an enthusiasm for sport, both theoretically and practically, and an interest in the broader aspects of sport and leisure.
Equivalent to one A Level, this qualification is vocationally based with a combination of practical activities underpinned with theoretical study. This enhances the quality of learning, giving you a good mix of learning environments and real life learning experiences.
How will I be assessed?
The Course is 50% externally assessed and 50% coursework. There will be a written exam at the end of Year 1 for Anatomy and Physiology and in January of Year 2 for Fitness Training and Programming. the other two units will be assessed via assignments. Assignments will be based on realistic workplace situations. you will be taught by specialised teachers in classrooms with access to the Gymnasium and external facilities. Assignments are submitted for marking on a regular basis throughout the course. They are assessed internally by your teachers and then moderated by the board. Work is graded and written feedback provided enabling students to gauge how well they are doing on the course. Feedback will help you to see the strengths of your work, as well as allowing you to reflect on areas which can be developed further.
Your work will be graded pass, merit or distinction.
Where could it lead?
BTEC National Extended Certificates are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). If you want to get a job straight away you could work in:
Sports Centres, Leisure Centres, Outdoor Activities Centres, Sports Coaching, Sport Development.
If you decide to go to university or college you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as:
Sports Studies, Sports Science, Leisure Management, Recreation Management, Teacher Training.