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Physical Education

Our Department

Rose Bridge Academy... Inspiring a generation.

Physical Education is one of the key areas of our lives in the 21st century and this statement rings so true thanks to the success of the Olympic Games in London. Many athletes have been recorded as stating that the biggest influence on their sporting career was their experiences of Physical Education at school and because of that we wish to inspire our pupils to achieve great things. Over the last few years pupils from RBA have represented the town, district, region and national teams in a number of sports and we want more pupils to follow in their footsteps.

Our Vision:
“For all children to arrive to PE with smiles on their faces and leave with red faces!”

How will we achieve that aim?
Provide students with a broad and balanced curriculum where appropriate opportunities and experiences will be offered to all students to achieve their potential.

Why is PE important at Rose Bridge Academy?
Physical Education at Rose Bridge Academy develops students’ competence and confidence and it encourages children to take part in a range of physical activities that then becomes a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Healthy living is at the heart of the ethos of the school and pupils are encouraged through sport and fitness to reflect on how they can live their lives to their full potential.

Physical Education helps students develop personally and socially as it provides opportunities for individuals to work on their own, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

BTEC Sport

Why Study BTEC Sport?
If you:

  1. Have an interest in sport, both theoretical and practical, and an interest in the broader aspects of sport and leisure.
  2. Want to gain an insight into sport, its organisation and place in our society as well as examining some of the issues affecting sport in the modern world.
  3. Want to learn about sports injuries and how to assess risks in sporting situations.
  4. Want to develop your own practical skills and techniques.
  5. Would like to develop your leadership and communication skills by leading the rest of the group in practical situations.
  6. Would like to develop your ICT skills through research.

What BTEC Sport is About
This is a two year full-time course which is practical and work related. It introduces you to the employment area of Sport, Leisure and Recreation and provides a good basis to progress to further training, education or employment.

You will study several units during the two years, some of which will be classroom based and others will take place in either the Sports Hall or at off-site venues. You will enjoy a variety of assignments and challenges. You will find yourself working with others, applying key skills and improving on both your own knowledge and performance throughout all the units of the course.

How is BTEC Sport Assessed?
Mandatory specialists units:

  1. Health and Fitness for Sport and Exercise – External exam
  2. Practical Sports Performance – Coursework

Followed by two units:

  1. Training for Personal Fitness – Coursework
  2. Leading Sports Activities – Coursework

At the end of the course the grades for each unit will combine to form an overall grade. You can achieve a pass,merit, distinction or distinction plus.

A Level 2 Pass will equate to a C/4 at GCSE Level.
A Level 2 Merit will equate to a B/5 or 6 at GCSE level.
A Level 2 Distinction will equate to an A/7 at GCSE level.
A Level 2 Distinction Star plus will equate to an A*/8 at GCSE level.