PE

The PE department at Ulidia offers a diverse range of activities to suit all abilities. Although we do many sports over the course of the year our primary sports for boys are football and rugby and for girls it is hockey although both volleyball and basketball have grown in popularity over the past few years.

Academically in the department we run BTEC sports studies courses for 11 – 14 pupils in addition to GCSE PE alongside our Level 2 BTEC course.

Year 11 and 12
• BTEC Level 1/2 First Award course is equivalent to 1 GCSE or
• GCSE Physical Education

Year 13 and 14
• BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Diploma in Sports development, coaching and fitness – Single award (equivalent to 1 A Level) or
• BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sports development, coaching and fitness – Double award (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

Our ethos is firmly built around inclusiveness and enhancing the long term health of our pupils. It is our aim to inspire an interest in some sport or activity that will encourage our pupils to maintain exercising whenever they leave school. Our PE lessons are very much focused around developing basic skills in a range of activities. We also try to incorporate as many cooperative games as possible to allow all children the opportunity to feel involved and enjoy the benefits of exercise.

Subject Leader of Boys PE – Mr Donnelly
Subject Leader of Girls PE – Mrs Brady
Subject Teachers – Mr Spratt and Miss Steele

In addition to our PE staff we also have the following teachers who assist with games.
Miss McKee, Mr Dunlop and Mr Fleming

Overview
Pupils in years 8-10 will work on developing their fundamental skills and overall fitness through taking part in the activities listed below over the three years:

Fundamental skills, fitness, hockey, netball, football, rugby, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, dance, volleyball, athletics, rounders and tennis, Pupils in these year groups are entered into leagues and tournaments for Rugby, Football, Hockey and Netball/Basketball.

Assessment throughout the year
Pupils undergo 4 assessments throughout the academic year which contribute to their overall grade reported at the end of the academic year.

Overview
BTEC First Award in Sports Studies- Level 1/2 (1 GCSE)

Year 11 and Year 12 are completing the new BTEC Level1/Level 2 First Award in Sport which consists of 4 units completed over the two years. Three of these units are entirely coursework based while the fourth unit is an external online exam.

The four units studied are:
Unit 1 – Fitness for sport and exercise – exam
Unit 2 – Practical sport performance- coursework
Unit 5 – Training for personal fitness- coursework
Unit 6 – Leading sports activities – coursework

Assessment throughout the course
Each unit is broken down into tasks and students are required to meet set deadlines for each in order to pass the course. Final grades are listed as either of the following; Distinction*(A*), Distinction (A), Merit (B) or a Pass (C)

GCSE Physical Education (CCEA)

The course is divided into three components:
Component 1: Developing knowledge, understanding and skills for balanced, healthy lifestyles and participation in physical activities
Component 2: Developing and maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle
Component 3: Individual performance in physical activities.

  1. External Exam = 40% (written question paper lasting 1 hour 30 minutes)
  2. Controlled Assessment = 20% (Students undertake & complete this task under the teacher’s supervision).
  3. Practical Performance = 40% (Assessed on improving their skilled performance,  30% practical, 10% analysing and improving    performance).

For component C students must complete three individual performances in different physical activities from at least two of the categories below:
• Athletics activities
• Dance activities
• Games activities
• Gymnastics activities
• Outdoor adventure activities
• Specialist activities

KS5
Year 13 and Year 14 pupils can opt to complete a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sports development, coaching and fitness (equivalent to 2 A Levels). It consists of 13 units over the two years (7 Units in year 13 and 6 Units in year 14). This course is completely coursework based.

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sports development, coaching and fitness

Year 13

Unit 1 Principles of anatomy and physiology

Unit 2 Physiology of fitness

Unit 3 Assessing risk in sport

Unit 5 Sports coaching

Unit 7 Fitness testing for sport and exercise

Unit 13 Leadership in sport

Unit 15 Instructing physical activity and exercise

 

Year 14

Unit 4 Fitness training and programing

Unit 6 Sports development

Unit 8/9 Practical team sports/Practical individual sports

Unit 14 Exercise, health and lifestyle

Unit 23 Organising sports events

Unit 26 Work experience

 

Alternatively, pupils can opt to do a BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Diploma in Sports development, coaching and fitness (equivalent to 1 A Level). It consists of 7 units over the two years (4 Units in year 13 and 3 Units in year 14). This course is completely coursework based.

BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Diploma in Sports development, coaching and fitness

Year 13

Unit 1 Principles of anatomy and physiology

Unit 2 Physiology of fitness

Unit 3 Assessing risk in sport

Unit 7 Fitness testing for sport and exercise

 

Year 14

Unit 4 Fitness training and programing

Unit 6 Sports development

Unit 14 Exercise, health and lifestyle

 

Assessment throughout the course
Each unit is broken down into tasks and students are required to meet set deadlines for each in order to pass the course. Final grades are listed as either of the following; Distinction*(A*), Distinction (A), Merit (C) or a Pass (E)