The Physical Education department has a wide range of resources that fully meet the needs of students studying physical education at both core and examination level. In practical areas, students have access to a fully equipped sports hall, dedicated fitness equipment, two Astroturf pitches, a high quality rugby pitch, a high quality football pitch, five tennis courts, three netball courts and access to theatre for dance activities. Work in the classroom is supported by the latest technology to ensure the curriculum is developed to meet the learning needs of all our students and in addition the curriculum is supported by visits to performance level facilities at local Universities, local sports facilities and professional clubs.
|Assessment||Coursework and External Assessment|
|Overview||A Cambridge Technical is a vocational qualification at Level 3 that is the equivalent of one A Level and provides a sound basis for those wishing to follow a career in sport. This two year course provides an introduction to a wide range of areas within the sporting sector. The course is taught through a practical and theoretical context and is suited to students looking to build a career in sport or to progress to Higher Education.|
Unit 1: Body systems and the effects of physical activity
Unit 2: Sports coaching and activity leadership
Unit 3: Sports organisation and development
A further 2 or 3 units will be selected from optional units in Year 13. Mandatory units make up 240 guided learning hours. 360 are needed for the qualification in total.
|Future pathways||The OCR Cambridge Technical in sport will help students gain a career in all sports related vocational fields including, exercise and fitness, coaching and teaching, sports development and sports and leisure management. Students of sports studies go on to study a wide range of subjects at degree level including, physical education, recreation management, sport science, teaching and social science.|