2018 - 2019
Course Content & Assessment
We also provide the opportunity for the pursuit of excellence and competition for those who desire it, through the medium of an extensive extra-curricular programme (please see link below); which makes use of staff from within the school and coaches from local clubs. Two major events that feature in the year are QE School Games Sports Days and Rock Challenge (a national dance competition). The school is succeeding in county, district, and national competitions in a range of sports (both individuals and teams) and we are equipping students to enter professional careers in sport. We also run the Duke of Edinburgh Award which is hugely successful and attracts around 100 students ever year.
The sports facilities at QE are outstanding, and include an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness suite, floodlit netball/tennis courts plus a 5-court sports hall containing an excellent climbing wall, a floodlit Astroturf hockey pitch, a dance studio, extensive fields and an athlete education centre. We also have 4 dedicated PE classrooms for theory lessons, with interactive whiteboards and laptops.
We are committed to developing Sport through the Community and the Community through Sport. Consequently, we have an excellent relationship with QE Leisure Centre, local sports clubs, including Wimborne Wayfarers, Wimborne Athletics Club and of course our Middle School feeder schools.
Our extra-curricular programme is extensive. Opportunities are provided for the pursuit of excellence, competition and participation for those who desire it. Pupils are actively encouraged in lessons by our dedicated team to attend extra-curricular clubs to further develop their knowledge and skills in the sports they are studying, as well as having lots of fun and trying something new too.
Consequently, we have an excellent relationship with QE Leisure Centre, local sports clubs, including Wimborne Wayfarers, Wimborne Athletics Club and of course our Middle School feeder schools.
In Key Stage 4 students can opt for any one of the following:
Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Physical Education (1PE0)
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport
Level 2 BTEC Sport is now in its fifth year of the current specification, giving students a vocational insight into the world of sport. Delivered by an experienced team of teachers with a background in sports science, it consists of four compulsory units.
Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise
This unit gives students an insight into physical and skill-related fitness components, including aerobic endurance, body composition and power and how these are related to positive health and wellbeing.
Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance
This unit focuses on developing and improving your own practical sports performance. This is achieved through your active participation in practical activities.
Unit 4: The Sports Performer in Action
This unit provides an opportunity to explore factors associated with regular exercise. The body undergoes several short- term effects, such as increased breathing and heart rate.
Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities
This unit introduces you to sports leadership, enabling you to start on the ladder of leadership and coaching, through
delivering components of sports sessions and whole activity sessions.
Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Exam, External, 30 Hours
Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance ,Coursework , Internal, 30 Hours
Unit 4: The Sports Performer in Action, Coursework, Internal, 30 Hours
Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities, Coursework, Internal, 30 Hours
You should choose BTEC Sport if you are interested in how exercise affects your body and how you can use a range of training methods to help you improve. The course will provide you with the tools to make informed choices about factors that can influence your performance as well as athlete’s at the elite level. BTEC Sport lessons are designed to help you reach your best in a practical way. Most of the course is based on coursework, so if you find exams difficult this is definitely the best choice for you Rachel – Tudor House
Entry Criteria & Progression
A-Level Physical Education
Route A: GCSE PE Grade 5 or Distinction in BTEC Sport Route B: GCSE Science Grade B or English Grade 6 Level 3 BTEC Sport
Route A: Merit in Level 2 BTEC Sport or Distinction in any other Level 2 BTEC
Route B: English Language Grade 5