Community and Sport

Physical Education

Students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a range of sporting activities in some of the best facilities in Bolton. They learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, how to train safely, how to analyse and improve their performance in different sports. We have a positive participation policy which expects everyone to get fully changed for Physical Education so that they can perform, coach or officiate in a positive capacity to learn about the different roles in sport. This includes students who are not being active on the day e.g. if injured. All that we ask is that your child works to the best of their ability in every activity.

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Core PE All years 

GCSE PE Year 10

GCSE PE Year 11

 

Child Development (Years 9-11)

This is a course that will provide learners with a solid understanding of child care that will help you to make choices about your future study options and career choices.

You will leave the course having developed a wide range of practical skills. The first unit underpins all of the other learning in this qualification. All students will learn the essential knowledge and understanding for child development, covering reproduction, parental responsibility, antenatal care, birth, postnatal checks, childhood illnesses and child safety.

Other skills will be valuable no matter what career path you choose, these include communication, critical analysis and evaluation, decision making and problem solving.

In Unit 2, students will gain knowledge of the equipment needs of babies and young children and an understanding of the factors to be considered when choosing appropriate equipment to meet all of these needs. You will also gain knowledge of nutrition and hygiene practices and will be given the opportunity to evaluate dietary choices. Evaluation skills are transferable skills which would be of use in further studies in most areas.

In Unit 3, students will gain knowledge of, and skills in, developing activities to observe development norms in children up to the age of five. This unit will include researching, planning, carrying out activities with children and observing and reviewing these activities, as well as an understanding of the development norms and the benefits of play in child development. These transferable skills will support further studies in many other subjects.

Enrichment opportunities:

Volunteer opportunities working with our Primary School Students. Leading play activities for a range of participants.

Future opportunities:

The course prepares you for a range of careers in the Child Care or Health and Social Care sector. Success can be built on at our Sixth Form in the Level 3 BTEC National in Health and Social Care.

 

Health and Social Care (Year 9-11)

This is a course that will provide learners with a solid understanding of health and social care that will help you to make choices about your future study options and career choices.

They will leave the course having developed a wide range of practical skills some of which are particularly helpful for a career in one of the Health and Social Care sectors such as taking health measurements, identifying and planning improvements to health and well-being, and working with clients.

Other skills will be valuable no matter what career path you choose, these include communication, critical analysis and evaluation, decision making and problem solving.

Enrichment opportunities:

Volunteer opportunities working with our Primary School pupils. Leading play activities for a range of participants.

Future opportunities:

The course prepares you a range of careers in the Health and Social Care sector. Success can be built on at our Sixth Form in the Level 3 BTEC National in Health and Social Care.

 

Sports Studies (Years 9-11)

This course examines the science behind sport. It is a very theory based course and a lot of your time will be spent studying in a classroom and producing pieces of coursework as evidence of your knowledge and understanding. To be successful at this course you must be playing sport at least for school in a number of different sports and preferably training at a club outside school.

You study 4 units. Fitness for Sport and Exercise looks at the science behind training to improve performance, this is an exam based unit in which you will have to prove to the examiner you know the theory. The second unit is Practical Sports Performance and in this you will be tested on your understanding of the rules and regulations of two sports, you will have to practically demonstrate your skills and provide video evidence of your skills, techniques and tactics in a competitive situation. The third unit is Training for Personal Fitness in which you will have to plan a creative, effective fitness training programme for yourself and keep a training diary. The final unit involves leading sports activities in which you will have to provide extensive evidence of your understanding of the attributes of successful sports leaders. You will plan and lead sessions and review your performance and create a comprehensive personal development plan to develop your attributes in this area.

Enrichment opportunities:

Representing school at sport. Planning and organising sporting events in school. Leading sports activities for a range of participants.

Future opportunities:

The course prepares you for a range of careers in the Sports Industry. Success can be built on at our Sixth Form in the Level 3 BTEC National in Sports Studies.