Physical Education at Key Stage 4
In Year 10 pupils start on a healthy programme that gives all pupils the opportunity to be included in the Recreation Centre fitness suite. All pupils then follow a 6 week block in the Recreation Centre. Apart from this all pupils are set according to their ability and interest. Sports are covered from the list below:
- Table Tennis
- Water Polo
In Year 11, pupils move onto a 'Healthy Choices' programme. All pupils are given a choice for their activities at the start of the term. This includes: fencing, trampoling and Health and Fitness Suite. There are two main objectives in the 'Healthy Choices' programme:
- Pupils attend in G11
- Pupils participate in the activity of their choice
The main emphasis is on keeping fit and enjoying sport and leisure.
BTEC First Diploma in Sport
What is it?
It is a national qualification that provides a vocational education for the sport and leisure industry. It is equivalent to 4 GCSEs. The two year programme will lead to an award of an Edexcel BTEC First Diploma in Sport. This award is an ideal foundation for a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Sport, which is equivalent to two/three 'A' Level passes. The course is designed to equip students with the basic knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in current and future employment in the sport and recreation industries, or for entry to a National Certificate/Diploma.
How will I be assessed?
The BTEC course is assessed continually through completion of set assignments, which are marked by your subject teacher. Some of these are moderated (checked and remarked within college) and are then seen by an external moderator appointed by BTEC to check the standards of the work on the course.
The BTEC First Diploma in Sport has a fairly simple marking scheme. For each piece of work you complete you can achieve 1 of 3 possible grades:
You must achieve AT LEAST a pass grade for ALL work submitted in order to gain your First Diploma.
The BTEC First Diploma in Sport is comprised of 6 individual units.
- The Sports Industry
- Health, Safety & Injury
- Preparation for Sport
- The Body in Sport
- Work Based Project
- Practical Sports
Over the past four years Priestlands has seen every student who took the course leave with the minimum C grade pass!
There are many opportunities for students to participate in sports and activities after school and competitively in the New Forest and Hampshire Leagues. The activities we offer include:
- Table Tennis
The activities and clubs that we run are for all age groups and for boys and girls. These clubs run before and after school so thee is maximum opportunity to take part.