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P E - Option at Wrenn Academy

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Before opting for either of the Optional P.E. courses you should discuss it fully with a member of the P.E. department. If in doubt, talk to present Year10 and 11 students already taking the course. Please remember that the decision whether to do the Exam or Non-Exam course depends on negotiation between you and your teacher. A final decision cannot be made until all the option choices have been received. P.E. (Entry Level Certificate) Areas studied will usually be different from the Core P.E. programme and will include golf, vaulting, out-door pursuits, trampolining, volley ball, problem-solving, self defence, and a number of activities which involve using facilities beyond school, e.g. squash, ten pin bowling and indoor cricket. The course has many benefits, not least the opportunity to be involved in a wide range activities, which the exam course is unable to offer. Certificates are awarded for the successful completion of each module. The course is nearly all practical. P. E. (GCSE) Exam Board: OCR The two year course is divided into theory – a written paper of one hour forty-five minutes, and practical – four chosen sports. The balance of coursework is 60% practical and 40% theory. The four practical activities are selected from at least two of the National Curriculum areas. The theory section is divided into three units: 1. Health, Fitness and Factors affecting performance 2. Anatomy, physiology and skill 3. Factors Affecting Participation Please read the display boards in the changing rooms and talk to your P.E. teacher. Each week pupils will receive two theory lessons and one practical lesson in which they improve their skills and knowledge of known sports through more depth and challenging practices than their key stage three lessons.

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If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wrenn Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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