Physical Education and Sport Science Curriculum

PE/Sport Science runs for the following year groups. Click on the links below to jump to a particular course:

 

Year 9 Core PE

Autumn Term
As part of the Core PE Programme students will complete units of work in the following activities:

Girls

  • Cross Country
  • Netball
  • Trampolining
  • Hockey
  • Badminton

Boys

  • Cross Country
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Trampolining

In these activities students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as refining their level of skill. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

Spring Term
As part of the Core PE Programme students will complete units of work in the following activities:

Girls

  • Exercise to Music
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Fitness
  • Orienteering

Boys

  • Badminton
  • Fitness
  • Basketball
  • Long Ball
  • Orienteering

In these activities students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as refining their level of skill. Students will also learn about health and fitness, major muscle groups in the body and the importance of warming up and cooling down. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

Summer Term
As part of the Core PE Programme students will complete units of work in the following activities:

Girls

  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics

Boys

  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Cricket

In these activities students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as refining their level of skill. Students will also develop their leadership skills by leading warm-ups and cool downs and adopting the role of an official in game situations. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

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Year 10 Core PE

Autumn Term
As part of the Core PE Programme students will complete units of work in the following activities, building on the skills and knowledge developed as part of the Year 9 programme:

Girls

  • Cross Country
  • Netball
  • Trampolining
  • Fitness
  • Hockey
  • Badminton

Boys

  • Cross Country
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Trampolining

In these activities students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as working to extend and develop their level of skill and tactical game play. Students will continue to develop their leadership skills from Year 9, taking a variety of roles within the lesson. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

Spring Term
As part of the Core PE Programme students will complete units of work in the following activities:

Girls

  • Exercise to Music
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Orienteering

Boys

  • Badminton
  • Fitness
  • Basketball
  • Long Ball
  • Orienteering

In these activities students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as working to extend and develop their level of skill and tactical game play. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

Summer Term
As part of the Core PE Programme students will complete units of work in the following activities:

Girls

  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics

Boys

  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Cricket

In these activities students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as working to extend and develop their level of skill and tactical game play. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

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Year 10 GCSE (exam board: OCR)

There are four units at GCSE level: B451 and B452 completed in Year One (Y10), B453 and B454 completed in Year Two (Y11).

B451 – Introduction to PE (exam – 20%)

B452 – Practical Performance (two sports – 20%) and Analysing Lifestyle (Controlled Assessment – 10%)

B453 – Developing Knowledge in PE (exam – 20%)

B454 – Practical Performance (two sports – 20%) and Analysing Performance (Controlled Assessment – 10%)

 

Autumn Term
Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the introductory topics to GCSE PE.

B451 – An Introduction to Physical Education
1. Key concepts in Physical Education
2. Key processes in Physical Education

  • Developing skills and techniques
  • Decision Making
  • Physical and Mental Capacity
  • Evaluating and Improving
  • Making informed choices about healthy, active lifestyles
  • Reasons for non-participation (negative)

Assessment Weeks
w/c 28 September
w/c 30 November
Internal Assessments – Past Paper Questions

Spring Term
Students will evaluate opportunities, pathways and participation in Physical Education and discuss levels of participation in sport and physical activity. They will also study reasons for participation (positive).
Students will also study:
 Specific social, cultural and locational reasons affecting participation
 School influences on participation
 Identification and description of pathways for involvement in physical activity

Assessment Week
w/c 18 April
Internal Assessments

Summer Term
Students study the B452 Controlled Assessment – Analysing Lifestyle task worth 10% of the final GCSE grade.

Throughout the year students will complete units of work in a range of practical sports and be assessed in these activities.

Assessments
Controlled Assessment B452
Practical Sports Moderation

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Year 10 OCR Sport

In Year 10 Sport students will complete two units of work:

Unit R041: Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries – Assessed via external exam

Unit R042: Applying Principles of Training – Assessed via coursework

 

Autumn Term
Students will start the OCR Sport Course by starting Unit R042: Applying Principles of Training. Students will develop a range of study skills in order to produce coursework for internal assessment. Students are assessed throughout the course via different methods of assessment including:

  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Factsheets
  • Practical Analysis
  • Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Role play scenarios

Unit R042: Applying Principals of Training

  • The principles of training
  • Training methods
  • Fitness tests
  • Developing a fitness training programme

Spring Term
Students will complete Unit R042 in the Spring Term and will then build knowledge for an external exam in the Summer Term. The examined unit R041: Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries includes the following:

  • Understand different factors which influence the risk of injury
  • Understand how appropriate warm up and cool down routines can help to prevent injury
  • Know how to respond to injuries within a sporting context
  • Know how to respond to common medical conditions

Summer Term
Students will complete Unit R041: Reducing the Risk of Sports Injuries and prepare for the final external exam assessment in the summer term.

External Moderation – June

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Year 11 Core PE

Autumn Term
As part of the Core PE Programme students will complete units of work, building on the skills and knowledge developed as part of the Year 10 programme. The students will also be introduced to activities in the community at Wentworth Leisure Centre where they will complete an induction in the fitness suite and participate in a range of fitness classes.

Girls

  • Fitness Suite at Wentworth Leisure Centre
  • Fitness class at Wentworth Leisure Centre (including Zumba, Spinning and Body Pump)
  • Trampolining
  • Netball

Boys

  • Rugby
  • Trampolining
  • Fitness Suite at Wentworth Leisure Centre
  • Fitness class at Wentworth Leisure Centre (including Zumba, Spinning and Body Pump)

In these activities students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as working to extend and develop their level of skill and tactical game play. Students will continue to develop their leadership skills from Year 10, taking a variety of roles within the lesson. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

Spring Term
Students will continue to access community sporting facilities to experience activities and classes that they may wish to pursue in the future.

Girls

  • Fitness Suite at Wentworth Leisure Centre
  • Fitness class at Wentworth Leisure Centre (including Zumba, Spinning and Body Pump)
  • Hockey
  • Football

Boys

  • Rugby
  • Trampolining
  • Fitness Suite at Wentworth Leisure Centre
  • Fitness class at Wentworth Leisure Centre (including Zumba, Spinning and Body Pump)
  • Football
  • Badminton

In these activities students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as working to extend and develop their level of skill and tactical game play. Students will continue to develop their leadership skills from Year 10, and may deliver a full session. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

Summer Term
Students will complete their PE programme by refining their skills in summer activities.

Girls

  • Rounders
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics

Boys

  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket
  • Athletics

In these activities students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the rules of the activity, as well as working to extend and develop their level of skill and tactical game play. Students will continue to develop their leadership skills from Year 10, and may deliver a full session. Students will complete an internal assessment at the end of each unit of work.

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Year 11 GCSE (exam board: OCR)

There are four units at GCSE level: B451 and B452 completed in Year One (Y10), B453 and B454 completed in Year Two (Y11).

B451 – Introduction to PE (exam – 20%)

B452 – Practical Performance (two sports – 20%) and Analysing Lifestyle (Controlled Assessment – 10%)

B453 – Developing Knowledge in PE (exam – 20%)

B454 – Practical Performance (two sports – 20%) and Analysing Performance (Controlled Assessment – 10%)

 

Autumn Term
Students will build knowledge of the introductory topics to B453

B453 – Developing Knowledge in Physical Education
Developing skills, techniques and motivation. The learning of skills through a range of methods

  • The importance of different types of feedback
  • The importance of goal setting

Developing physical and mental capacity

  • The development of the skeletal system and its role in physical activity
  • The development and maintenance of healthy joints and the ways in which different types of joints affect participation and performance in an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Understanding the muscular system in relation to physical performance
  • Role and function of tendons
  • Mental preparation

Assessment Week
w/c 30 November
Internal Assessment – Past paper questions

Spring Term
Students will continue to build upon the knowledge they have developed and study:

  • Informed decision making using the principles of training and safe exercise
  • Short term effects of an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Long term effects of an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Exercise and training principles that affect improving health and fitness
  • Identification of the FITT principle and applied practical examples of how these might affect health and fitness
  • Definitions and examples of aerobic and anaerobic exercise and training
  • Identifying potential hazards in a range of settings related to the role of participant, leader or official
  • How to reduce risks and injuries

Opportunities, pathways and participation in Physical Education

  • Level of participation in sport and physical activity
  • Reasons for participation and non-participation in physical activities and following an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Current government initiatives to promote active, healthy lifestyles
  • What schools provide to influence young people to get involved in physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle

Mock Exam Week
25 February – 4 March

Summer Term
B454 – Students will study the controlled assessment – Analysing Performance Task worth 10% of their final grade.

B453 – Students will prepare the final external exam in the summer term.

External Examination – May
Controlled Assessment Unit B454
External Practical Sports Moderation - April

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Year 11 OCR Sport

In Year 11 Sport students will complete two units of work:

Unit R046: Technology in Sport – Assessed via coursework

Unit R045: Sports Nutrition – Assessed via coursework

 

Autumn Term
Students will start the OCR Sport Course by starting Unit R046: Technology in Sport. Students will continue to develop a range of study skills from the Year 10 Sport course in order to produce coursework for internal assessment. Students are assessed throughout the course via different methods of assessment including:

  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Factsheets
  • Practical Analysis
  • Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Role play scenarios

Unit R046: Technology in Sport

  • How technology is used in sport
  • Understand the positive effects of sports technology
  • Understand the negative effects of sports technology
  • Be able to evaluate the impact of technology in sport

Spring Term
Students will complete Unit R046: Technology in Sport at the start of the Spring Term and then start the final unit of work, Unit R045: Sports Nutrition.

Unit R045: Sports Nutrition

  • Know about the nutrients needed for a healthy, balanced diet
  • Understand the importance of nutrition in sport
  • Know about the effects of a poor diet on sports performance and participation
  • Be able to develop a diet plan for performers

Summer Term
Students will complete Unit R045: Sports Nutrition and ensure all work is prepared for external moderation.

Students’ marks from four units of work (two units from Year 10 and two units from Year 11) are combined to give an overall grade for the Sport course.

External Moderation - June

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Year 12 A Level PE (exam board: OCR)

There are two units at AS level:

Unit G451: An Introduction to Physical Education (60% of the AS unit and will count as 30% of the A2 grade)

  • Anatomy & Physiology [Section A]
  • Acquiring movement skills [Section B]
  • Socio-Cultural Studies relating to participation in physical activity [Section C]

Unit G452: Acquiring, Developing and Evaluating Practical Skills in Physical Education (40% of the AS unit and will count as 20% of the A2 grade)

  • Practical performance in two practical activities or performance in one activity and either officiating or coaching in another
  • Evaluation of an external Individual Performance in one of your chosen practical activities

 

Autumn Term
Teacher 1: Anatomy & Physiology

  • Joints: movements; muscles
  • The role of muscular contraction
  • Movement analysis of physical activity
  • Muscle fibre types in relation to choice of physical activity
  • Warm up/cool-down
  • Impact of different types of physical activity on the skeletal and muscular systems
  • Basic concepts of Biomechanics

Teacher 2: Acquiring movement skills

  • Classification of abilities
  • Definition & Characteristics of Motor Skills
  • Classification of Skilful Performance continua
  • Organisation of Skill & practice
  • Phases/stages of movement skill learning that affect participation and performance in physical activity
  • Types of guidance and their impact on effective performance and participation in a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle
  • Practice methods & their impact on effective and efficient performance of movement skills
  • Transfer of learning to develop effectiveness in physical activity

Teacher 3: Socio-cultural Studies

  • Participation in Physical Activity
  • Physical Recreation and Outdoor Recreation
  • Physical Education and Outdoor Education
  • Sport
  • The United Kingdom
  • The USA
  • Australia

Assessment Weeks
w/c 5 October
w/c 30 November

Spring Term
Teacher 1: Anatomy & Physiology

  • Response of the cardiovascular system to physical activity
  • The response of the respiratory system to physical activity

Teacher 2: Acquiring movement skills

  • Models of information processing and effectiveness in the learning and performance of movement skills
  • Memory and its role in developing movement skills
  • Reaction time and developing effective performance in physical activity
  • Motor and executive programmes and their impact on the learning of movement skills Types of motor control and their impact on movement skill acquisition and competence in physical activity
  • Schema theory and its role in developing movement skills and strategies
  • Transfer of learning to develop effectiveness in physical activity

Teacher 3: Socio-cultural studies

  • Funding of Physical Activity
  • Bodies influencing and promoting participation
  • Excellence and Participation in the UK
  • Performance Enhancing Products
  • Sport, Sponsorship and the Media
  • Violence in Sport
  • The Olympic Games

Mock Exams w/c 22 Feb

Summer Term
Students will complete revision materials, past-paper exams and prepare for their final exam and for external moderation.

External Assessments – AS Exam May / June

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Year 12 OCR Sport (Double option)

Students studying Double Sport will complete a Cambridge Technical Diploma. See below for the Single Sport curriculum.

Students studying Double Sport will complete six units of work in Year 12:

  • Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity
  • Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership
  • Unit 4: Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health and Leisure
  • Unit 5: Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 8: Organising Sports Events
  • Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activities

 

Autumn Term

Students will start the first three units of work. External moderation takes place in February half term.

Teacher 1 - Unit 1: Body Systems (externally assessed by an exam set by OCR - assessed at the end of January)

  • The structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory system.
  • Know the different types of energy systems.

Teacher 2 - Unit 2: Sports Coaching (internally assessed by coursework)

  • Know the roles, responsibilities, and skills of sports coaches.
  • Know the techniques used by coaches to improve the performance of athletes.
  • Be able to plan sports coaching sessions.
  • Be able to deliver and review sports coaching sessions.

Teacher 3 - Unit 18: Practical Skills in Sport (internally assessed by coursework)

  • Demonstrate skills in individual and team sport.
  • Demonstrate techniques and skills in outdoor and adventurous activities.
  • Officiate in a sports competition.

Spring Term

Students will complete the first three units of work and prepare for external moderation which is due to take place in February. Once completed the students will start three further units of work.

Teacher 1 - Unit 4: Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health and Leisure (externally assessed - exam set by OCR - exam date in May)

  • Understand emergency procedures.
  • Understand health and safety requirements.
  • Understand how to minimise risks in sport.
  • Know first aid requirements for sport.
  • Know how to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.

Teacher 2 - Unit 5: Performance Analysis in Sport and Exercise

  • Understand performance profiling.
  • Be able to carry out performance profiling.
  • Be able to analyse performance.
  • Be able to give feedback on sports performance.

Teacher 3 - Unit 8: Organising Sports Events

  • Know different types of sports events and their purpose.
  • Know the different roles and responsibilities involved in the planning and delivery of sports events.
  • Be able to plan and promote a sports event.
  • Be able to participate in the delivery of a sports event.
  • Be able to review the planning and delivery of a sports event.

Summer Term

Students will complete the final three units and prepare for external moderation which is due to take place in June/July.

Students are assessed throughout the course via different methods of assessment including:

  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Factsheets
  • Practical analysis
  • Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Role play scenarios

For each unit of work students will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction grade.

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Year 12 OCR Sport (Single option)

Students studying Single Sport will complete a Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate. See above for the Double Sport curriculum. 

Students studying Single Sport will complete two units of work in Year 12:

  • Unit 1: Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity
  • Unit 2: Sports Coaching and Activity Leadership

 

Autumn Term

Students will start the first unit of work.

Unit 1: Body Systems (externally assessed by an exam set by OCR - assessed at the end of January)

  • The structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory system.
  • Know the different types of energy systems.

Spring Term

Students will start the second unit of work.

Unit 2: Sports Coaching (internally assessed by coursework)

  • Know the roles, responsibilities, and skills of sports coaches.
  • Know the techniques used by coaches to improve the performance of athletes.
  • Be able to plan sports coaching sessions.
  • Be able to deliver and review sports coaching sessions.

Summer Term

Students will complete the unit and prepare for external moderation which is due to take place in June/July.

Students are assessed throughout the course via different methods of assessment including:

  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Factsheets
  • Practical analysis
  • Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Role play scenarios

For each unit of work students will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction grade.

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Year 13 A Level PE (exam board: OCR)

There are two units at A2 level:

Unit G453 – Principles and Concepts across Different Areas of Physical Education

  • Historical Studies
  • Exercise and Sport Physiology
  • Sport Psychology

Unit G454 - The Improvement of Effective Performance and the Critical Evaluation of Practical Activities in Physical Education

  • Practical performance in one practical activity
  • Evaluation and appreciation of performance

 

Autumn Term
Teacher 1: Historical Studies

  • Popular recreation in pre-industrial Britain
  • Rational recreation in post-industrial Britain
  • 19th century public schools and their impact on the development of physical activities and young people

Teacher 2: Exercise and Sport Physiology

  • Energy
  • Health components of physical fitness

Teacher 3: Sport Psychology

  • Individual aspects of performance
  • Group dynamics of performance and audience effects

Assessment Week
w/c 12 October

Spring Term
Teacher 1: Historical Studies

  • The development of stages of athleticism in 19th century public schools
  • Case Studies
  • Drill, physical training and Physical Education in state schools

Teacher 2: Exercise and Sport Physiology

  • Application of the principles of training
  • Performance enhancement

Teacher 3: Sport Psychology

  • Group dynamics of performance and audience effects
  • Mental preparation for physical activity

Assessment Week
w/c 4 January

Mock Examination Week
w/c 7 March

Summer Term
Students will complete revision materials, past-paper exams and prepare for their final exam and for external moderation.

External Examination – May/June
External moderation - April

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Year 13 OCR Sport (Double option)

Students studying Double Sport will complete a Cambridge Technical Diploma. See below for the Single Sport curriculum.

Students studying Double Sport will complete five units of work in Year 13:

  • Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development
  • Unit 11: Physical Activity for Specific Groups
  • Unit 13: Health and Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Unit 19: Sport and Exercise Psychology

 

Autumn Term

Students will build upon knowledge and skills developed in Year 12 Sport. Students will start the first three units of work.

Teacher 1 - Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development (externally assessed by exam set by OCR in January)

  • Understand how sport in the UK is organised.
  • Understand sports development.
  • Understand how the impact of sports development can be measured.
  • Understand sports development in practice.

Teacher 2 - Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation

  • Know common sports injuries and their effects.
  • Be able to minimise the risk of sports injuries.
  • Be able to respond to acute injuries when they occur.
  • Know the role of different agencies in the treatment of rehabilitation of sports injuries.
  • Be able to plan a rehabilitation programme for a specific sports injury.

Teacher 3 - Unit 11: Physical Activity for Specific Groups

  • Know the benefits of and the barriers to participating in physical activity for specific groups.
  • Know the exercise referral process.
  • Be able to plan physical activity sessions for specific groups.

Spring Term

Students will complete the first three units of work and prepare for external moderation which is due to take place in February. Once completed the students will start two further units of work.

Teacher 1 and 2 - Unit 19: Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • Know the different factors that affect motivation in sport.
  • Understand attribution theory in relation to sport and exercise.
  • Understand the effects of stress, arousal and anxiety in sport.
  • Understand the importance of group dynamics in team sports and group exercise.
  • Understand the psychological impact of sport and exercise on mental health and wellbeing.

Teacher 3 - Unit 13: Health and Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

  • Be able to use a range of fitness tests.
  • Be able to complete a client health and fitness consultation.
  • Be able to plan a fitness testing session.
  • Be able to deliver a fitness testing session.
  • Be able to interpret the results of fitness tests and provide feedback.

Summer Term 

Students will complete the units and prepare for external moderation which is due to take place in June/July.

Students are assessed throughout the course via different methods of assessment including:

  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Factsheets
  • Practical analysis
  • Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Role play scenarios
  • Working with real-life clients

For each unit of work students will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction grade. Each of these equate to a number of points achieved for the unit. 

All points scored for the twelve units of work from Years 12 and 13 are combined to give an overall qualification grade.

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Year 13 OCR Sport (Single option)

Students studying Single Sport will complete a Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate. See above for the Double Sport curriculum.

Students studying Single Sport will complete three units of work in Year 13:

  • Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development
  • Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation
  • Unit 19: Sport and Exercise Psychology

 

Autumn Term

Students will build upon knowledge and skills developed in Year 12 Sport. 

Unit 3: Sports Organisation and Development (externally assessed by exam set by OCR in January)

  • Understand how sport in the UK is organised.
  • Understand sports development.
  • Understand how the impact of sports development can be measured.
  • Understand sports development in practice.

Spring Term

Students will start the final two units of work ready for external moderation in June/July.

Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation

  • Know common sports injuries and their effects.
  • Be able to minimise the risk of sports injuries.
  • Be able to respond to acute injuries when they occur.
  • Know the role of different agencies in the treatment of rehabilitation of sports injuries.
  • Be able to plan a rehabilitation programme for a specific sports injury.

Unit 19: Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • Know the different factors that affect motivation in sport.
  • Understand attribution theory in relation to sport and exercise.
  • Understand the effects of stress, arousal and anxiety in sport.
  • Understand the importance of group dynamics in team sports and group exercise.
  • Understand the psychological impact of sport and exercise on mental health and wellbeing.

Summer Term

Students will complete the units and prepare for external moderation which is due to take place in June/July.

Students are assessed throughout the course via different methods of assessment including:

  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Factsheets
  • Practical analysis
  • Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Role play scenarios
  • Working with real-life clients

For each unit of work students will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction grade. Each of these equate to a number of points achieved for the unit. 

All points scored for the twelve units of work from Years 12 and 13 are combined to give an overall qualification grade.

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