What will I study at KS4?
You will take part in ‘core’ PE lessons, these are similar to your lessons at key stage 3, however, there is a lot more focus on game play and participation. You will be able to choose six activities that you will take part in during the year. You can choose from the following activities: football, rugby, basketball, netball, hockey, dodgeball, badminton, handball, table tennis, trampolining, rounders, cricket, softball, short tennis, OAA and health related exercise.
You will also have the option to take one of our PE, Sports or Dance courses to study in year 10 and 11. You can choose from the following courses:
GCSE in Physical Education
You will follow the OCR 9-1 GCSE PE course. This includes the compulsory study of following topics, which will be taught in theory classes using various
- Applied Anatomy and Physiology
- Physical Training
- Sports Psychology
- Socio-Cultural Influences
- Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
Alongside this are the practical skills of PE, which are examined via the practical assessment within school. You can take part in a variety of team and individual activities that can be used in conjunction with you theoretical studies.
Cambridge National in Sports Studies
This is our OCR vocational/technical award equivalent to our other course. As this course does not rely too heavily on an exam, it provides you with a healthy mix of theory and practical based assessment. If you choose this course you will study the following units:
- Contemporary concepts – what can influence people taking part in physical activity, values promoted through sport, hosting major sporting events and the role of a national governing body.
- Practical sport – Developing skills in an individual and team sport, officiating in a chosen sport and evaluating and improving performance.
- Outdoor and adventurous activities – types of OAA, developing OAA skills, health and safety and planning an OAA session.
- Sports leadership – Types of leadership & planning and evaluating sports sessions.
GCSE in Dance
You will follow the AQA qualification in Dance. As can be expected, this is a vibrant and creative course, and if you have already had interest or experience in dance, this may be the course for you. Whilst doing this course you will do a mixture of theory and practical sessions. The sessions will focus around choreography skills, different dance styles, evaluative skills, management skills, looking at case studies of practitioners and working towards performance set and pupil choreographed dances, individually and in groups.