Physical Education


  • This course is directed at students who have enjoyed participating in all areas of the PE curriculum and would now like to study the subject in more depth both in theory and practice. The syllabus is very demanding with students having to study both practical and theoretical modules.
  • During the theory lessons, students will focus on: linking physical activity with diet, social issues, psychology for personal health and a balanced healthy lifestyle making informed decisions about how to get involved in physical activities.
  • During the practical sessions, students will be assessed in a variety of individual and team sports. Students can be assessed in any sport as long as it is in the syllabus and they have a qualified coach or are a members of a club.
  • Students will also be assessed as a player, organiser, leader/coach, or official. 60% controlled assignment (assessment in 4 practical roles either as a player, organiser, leader/coach, or official), 40% examination (a 1½ hr theory exam).


  • This is a two year course which is vocational and therefore work-related. It introduces you to the employment area of Sport, Leisure and Recreation and pro-vides a good basis to progress to further training, education or employment.
  • You will study between four and six units during the two year course, most of which will be classroom based and others, which will take place in either the Sports Hall, Fitness Room or at off-site venues. You will enjoy a variety of assignments and challenges. You will find yourself working with others, applying key skills and improving on both your own knowledge and performance through-out all the units of the course.
  • The course is made up of six units: The Body in Action, Health, Safety and Injury in Sport, Preparation for Sport, Practical Sport, Fitness for Sports Performance and Psychology of sport
  • All units will be assessed and graded by your teachers. At the end of the course points gained will be combined to form an overall grade. You can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction.


Post 16

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, Leisure and Recreation

The learners will build on their core practical skills and
knowledge gained at level 2. They will be immersed in
developing their knowledge around;

  • health and safety in sport
  • the benefits of nutrition in sport
  • fitness testing
  • sports injuries
  • leadership
  • practical sports
  • understanding equipment and facility management

During the course each learner is responsible for building up an assessment portfolio of work, maintaining individual records and presenting them effectively for assessment. Assessment is carried out according to unit specifications, which includes well-presented practical work supported by written annotations and/or oral presentations. Final assessment is carried out through a combination of teacher and learner led portfolio assessed units. Students will be encouraged to undertake work experience to help explore career choices. The BTEC provides excellent opportunities for progression into the workplace or to continue studies at Further or Higher Education.