Free Choice Subjects
Why should you choose Sport
If you enjoy Sport then this course will allow you to study two sports in greater depth (individual and a team), and focus on leadership. It is a mixture of theory and practical and lessons are made as interactive as possible.
There are numerous careers and jobs such as a Coach, PE teacher, Physiotherapist. A good grade will lead into completing A'levels and BTEC Level 3 courses and apprenticeships. This allows applications to UCAS to complete a degree course.
What else could you get out of Sport?
We take part in a number of activities and trips and regularly use Pulse fitness in Wednesbury. Opportunities to gain further awards in leadership and officiating are offered. There is also a chance students would be selected to be a PE leader.
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed through 3 units.
Unit 1 R184 1 contemporary issues- Written exam (x 1 hour =60 marks). Early entry in January or May of year 10. Issues affecting sports participation, roles in promoting values, implications of hosting a major sporting event, role of NGB’s and the use of technology.
Topic 1 Issues which affect participation in sport
Topic 2 The role of sport in promoting values
Topic 3 The implications of hosting a major sporting event for a city or country.
Topic 4 The role of national governing body (NGB’s) play in the development of their school
Topic 5 The use of technology in sport
Unit 2 R185 Performance and leadership in sports activities- 40% of total marks-
Topic 1-Key components of performance. Assessed practical in two sports (skills/techniques/tactics/rules/competitive situations). (team/individual or 2 team or 2 individual). Log book. (Practical)
Topic 2-Applying practice methods to support improvement in a practical activity. Complete an assignment on their best sport. Strengths/weaknesses. (Coursework- assignment)
Topic 3-Organining and planning a sports activity session. (written)
Topic 4-Leading a sports activity session. (Practical)
Topic 5-Reviewing your own performance in planning and leading sports activity session. (written)
Unit 3 R187 Increasing awareness of outdoor and adventurous activities; Students will study opportunities in local and national areas for different types of outdoor activities; enjoy activities safely, with correct clothing, equipment, facilities and technology in which you need. Plan and be able to participate in an outdoor activity, evaluate participation.
Attitudes to Learning
Students should have a positive attitude and work ethic. The course requires effort and determination. They must enjoy PE both theory and practical. Attending extra curricular activities and representing the school team is an expectation. Students are assessed on their practical ability. Students need to enjoy a variety of sports to undertake this course.