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Intent Statement

1 Corinthians 9:24

‘Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.’

Did you notice when reading this verse that it doesn’t say you must win or you will win? It is actually telling us the kind of effort and dedication victory requires. Competing with integrity is the key here. Anyone can cheat and win but what does that do us morally. It’s not about winning at all costs or abandoning your values to do anything it takes to win. This is telling us we need to perform at our absolute best and have the self-discipline to compete in a focused, well-practiced and strategic manner. If we do that, we will have performed in such a way that we will be nearly impossible to beat. Will we get beat sometimes? ABSOLUTELY! However, in performing with honour we can feel victorious even in a loss.

The Saint Paul’s Physical Education Department is committed to creating an environment that encourages students to develop their understanding of the part that exercise and physical activity has on their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. We aim to challenge each pupil to demonstrate their full potential. We recognise the needs of all pupils and strive to provide ample opportunities centred on key knowledge and skills that allow pupils to feel a sense of achievement through self-belief, competition, leadership and performance.

Saint Paul’s PE thrives upon the knowledge that our students have the skills to leave us as lifelong participators in exercise and physical activity, having been exposed to a broad range of sport and exercise opportunities within our curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities.

We believe a knowledge of sport, exercise and the human body allows students to gain an understanding of how to keep themselves well, safe and healthy now and for generations to come.

We provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced, following each strand of the National Curriculum. This has been created with consideration of our Saint Paul’s demographic, pupil voice and in collaboration with our post 16 destinations.

We encourage playing as part of a team in the spirit of our Catholic ethos; we all have our own unique talents and recognise that just as a body has many parts, all its many parts form one body in Christ. Just as a team has many players, each with different roles, we are one.

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BTEC Tech Award - Health and social care (legacy)

HEAD OF PE:  Mr Mawn
EXAM BOARD: Pearson, BTEC Tech Award Level 1 / 2 in Health and Social Care
TEACHERS:

Mrs Rudd
Course Outline

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:

  • development of key skills that prove your aptitude in health and social care such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health
  • process that underpins effective ways of working in health and social care, such as designing a plan to improve an individual’s health and wellbeing
  • attitudes that are considered most important in health and social care, including the care values that are vitally important in the sector, and the opportunity to practice applying them
  • knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and wellbeing.

This Award complements the learning in GCSE programmes such as GCSE English. It will complement the more theoretical aspects covered by GCSE Biology or GCSE Psychology by allowing you to apply your knowledge and skills practically in a vocational context.

Assessment

Learners are required to complete and achieve all three components in the qualification.

Component 1 Human Lifespan Development (Internally Assessed)

Component 2 Health and Social Care Services and Values (Internally Assessed)

Component 3 Health and Wellbeing (External Synoptic examination)

The three components focus on the assessment of knowledge, skills and practices. These are all essential to developing a basis for progression and, therefore, learners need to achieve all components in order to achieve the qualification. The components are interrelated and they are best seen as part of an integrated whole rather than as totally distinct study areas.

Higher Education Courses/Careers

Study of the qualification as part of Key Stage 4 learning will help learners to make more informed choices for further learning, either generally or in this sector. The choices that learners can make post-16 will depend on their overall level of attainment and their performance in the qualification. Learners who generally achieve at Level 2 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:

  • A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects
  • study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Health and Social Care, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in aspects of health or social care.

Learners who generally achieve at Level 1 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:

  • study at Level 2 post-16 in a range of technical routes designed to lead to work, to progression to employment, to apprenticeships or to further study at Level 3. For these learners, the attitudes and the reflective and communication skills covered in this qualification will help them achieve
  • study of health and social care post-16 through the study of a Technical Certificate. Learners who perform strongly in this qualification compared to their overall performance should strongly consider this progression route as it can lead ultimately to employment in the health or social care sector.

Some learners may wish to build on an interest in human growth and development but take it in a different direction (at either Level 2 or Level 3) by studying for qualifications in Early Years education.

BTEC Tech Award - Health and Social Care

HEAD OF PE:  Mr Mawn
EXAM BOARD: Pearson, BTEC Tech Award Level 1 / 2 in Health and Social Care
TEACHERS:

Mrs Rudd

Course Outline

The Tech Award gives learners the opportunity to develop applied knowledge in the following areas:

  • the life stages and key characteristics in the physical, intellectual, emotional and social (PIES) development classifications and the different factors that can affect an individual’s growth and development
  • different life events and how individuals can adapt or be supported through changes caused by life events
  • health and social care conditions, how they can be managed by the individual and the different health and social care services that are available
  • the barriers and obstacles an individual may encounter and how these can be overcome
  • the skills, attributes and values required to give care and how these benefit the individual
  • how factors can affect an individual’s current health and wellbeing
  • how physiological indicators and an individual’s lifestyle choices determine physical health
  • the use of the person-centred approach
  • recommendations and actions to improving health and wellbeing and the barriers or obstacles individuals may face when following recommendations and the support available to overcome.

This Tech Award complements the learning in GCSE programmes such as GCSE English. It will complement the more theoretical aspects covered by GCSE Biology or GCSE Psychology by allowing you to apply your knowledge in a vocational context.

Assessment

The three components in the qualification give learners the opportunity to develop applied knowledge and understanding of the health and social care sector, at Levels 1 and 2.  Learners are required to complete and achieve all three components in the qualification.

Component 1 Human Lifespan Development (Internal – Externally moderated)

Component 2 Health and Social Care Services and Values (Internal – Externally moderated)

Component 3 Health and Wellbeing (External Synoptic examination)

The three components focus on the assessment of applied knowledge and practices. These are all essential to developing a basis for progression and therefore learners need to achieve all components in order to achieve the qualification.  The components are interrelated and they are best seen as part of an integrated whole rather than as totally distinct study areas.

Higher Education Courses/Careers

Study of the qualification as part of Key Stage 4 learning will help learners to make more informed choices for further learning, either generally or in this sector. The choices that learners can make post-16 will depend on their overall level of attainment and their performance in the qualification.

Learners who generally achieve at Level 2 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:

  • A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects
  • study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Health and Social Care, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in the health or social care sector.

Learners who generally achieve at Level 1 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:

  • study at Level 2 post-16 in a range of technical routes designed to lead to work, employment, apprenticeships or further study at Level 3. Learners who perform well in this qualification compared to their overall performance, should strongly consider this progression route as it can lead to employment in the health and social care sector
  • study at Level 2 post-16 in a range of technical routes designed to lead to work, progression to employment via apprenticeships or further study at Level 3.

Cambridge National – Sports Studies (Legacy)

HEAD OF PE:  Mr Mawn
EXAM BOARD: OCR, Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies
TEACHERS:

Mr Mawn
Mr Wilson (Progress Leader)
Miss Spotswood
Course Outline

The Sports Studies qualification takes a more sector-based focus, whilst also encompassing some core sport/ physical education themes. Learners have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge about different types of sport and physical activity, skills development and sports leadership to their own practical performance. They will learn about contemporary issues in sport such as funding, participation, ethics and role models, and sport and the media. Learners will develop an appreciation of the importance of sport locally and nationally, different ways of being involved in sport and of how this shapes the sports industry.

Assessment

The course is made up of four modules, consisting of one exam and three pieces of coursework;
R051- Contemporary Issues in Sport
R052- Developing Sports Skills
R053- Sports leadership
R054- Sport and the Media

Higher Education Courses/Careers

Sixth Form: GCE A Level Physical Education

BTEC level 2/3 Sport

Cambridge Technicals in Sport Level 2 & 3

Vocational qualifications (QCF) certificate / NVQ Diploma Personal Training and Leisure Management

Apprenticeship Framework

Physical Education can be studied with a variety of other subjects at University.  Careers where this course may be useful are teaching, coaching, youth and community work, sports journalism, physiotherapy, sports scientist, sport and leisure managers, fitness consultants, nutrition and sports performance analysis.

Cambridge National – Sports Studies

HEAD OF PE:  Mr Mawn
EXAM BOARD: OCR, Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies
TEACHERS:

Mr Mawn

Miss Spotswood

Course Outline

Cambridge National in Sport Studies will encourage you to think for yourself about the study of sport and the application to real life practical sport, leadership and evaluation of the skills required.

As part of the Cambridge National, you’ll cover:

  • how technology is used in sport
  • how to develop as a team player and how to develop as a leader
  • plan, deliver and evaluate your own sports activity session
  • performing in front of an audience
  • the connection between sport and media, and the different ways that sport is represented
  • local and national outdoor activities, how to prepare and benefit from them.
Assessment

For this qualification, students must achieve three units: one externally assessed and two Non Examined Assessment (NEA) units.

R184 – Contemporary Issues in Sport (Eternal Assessment – written examination)

R185 – Performance and leadership in sports activities (NEA – external moderation)

R186 – Sport and the media (NEA – external moderation)

R187 – Increasing awareness of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (NEA – external moderation)

Higher Education Courses/Careers

By developing applied knowledge and practical skills, this course will help give you the opportunity to progress on to A Levels, a Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity, an apprenticeship or university. Sport Studies careers could take a student anywhere – from coaching small groups to leading campaigns to get more people interested in sport.

You’ll develop a range of skills to help you succeed not only in the workplace but in other subjects too. These skills include:

  • analytical skills
  • creative thinking
  • leadership
  • research and planning
  • Team working
  • Verbal communication and presentation skills.

No matter what you progress on to – the skills you’ll learn from a Cambridge National will prepare you for the future.

Reading List

 

PE Options 2021

Sports Studies Options 2021

Dance Options 2021