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Physical Education - GCSE at Bonus Pastor Catholic College

Course description

At the College, the PE Department aims to make young people healthier, encourage them to develop their self discipline and teamwork skills, develop their leadership potential and introduce them to activities they will enjoy and derive health benefits from for a lifetime. We also promote links between colleges, share resources, develop and spread good practice to further raise standards. By providing enhanced opportunities and offering encouragement to engage in PE as spectators, participants, coaches, administrators or officials the members of our community also benefit from what PE can provide. In Year 10 students are given the option to study Physical Education at GCSE level, including both practical and theoretical study. Students will have both theory and practical lessons during the course of Years 10 and 11. There is a strong emphasis on written theory during the course to complement the practical element, together with regular written home learning will be set. Part of the course involves practical assessment as well as written coursework where students will be required to show effective performance in at least two of the following areas: Games, Gymnastics, Athletics, Outdoor and Adventure, Exercise and Swimming. There is an examinations paper where students will answer questions on the following areas: Skeleton & joints, muscles, circulatory & respiratory systems Skill in sport College sport, motivation in sport, social reasons for participating in sport Local & national facilities Components of fitness, factors affecting fitness & effect of fitness on performance Training principles, methods and effects Potential hazards, prevention of injury and treatment.

Future opportunities

With further training, you could go into a job related to sport and physical education such as a Physiotherapist or PE Teacher. You could also train further in one or more sports and become a specialist instructor in those areas or you could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer. You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Sport and Physical Education or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bonus Pastor Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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