SAINT KEVIN'S COLLEGE

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Derryree, Lisnaskea, BT92, UK

ST KEVIN'S COLLEGE

PE

‘Physical education is all about developing a healthy, active approach to life’

 

Physical Education in St. Kevin’s is an essential components of school life which will provide an opportunity for each child to explore his own potential, whilst identifying bodily limitations and give all children the chance to achieve success at their own particular level.

 

Quality physical education programs help all students develop health-related fitness, physical competence, cognitive understanding, and positive attitudes about physical activity, so that they can adopt healthy and physically active lifestyles.

 

The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. The PE Department will empower pupils to realise not only their academic potential but to enjoy and become “the best they can be” in sport.

 

The PE Department will:-

  • endeavour to deliver a common and effective learning experience for all pupils, incorporating a process of personal, physical, social and mental.

  • is to develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future.

  • strive to challenge the capabilities of every pupil according to maturity, ability and aptitude, through a coherent and progressive PE programme

  • strive to present a broad range of skill-based and health-related activities, encompassing enjoyment and satisfaction and thereby encourage a lifelong commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle.

  • try to make learning through sport fun for everyone.

 

KS3

During Key Stage 3 pupils become more accomplished in their skills and techniques, and how to apply them in different activities. They start to understand what makes a performance effective and how to apply these principles to their own and others' work. They learn to take the initiative and make decisions for themselves about what to do to improve performance. They start to identify the types of activity they prefer to be involved with, and to take a variety of roles such as leader and official.

 

Examples of KS3 activities:-

Games activities (E.g. Gaelic, Basketball, Volleyball, Netball, Camogie)

Pupils will be taught to

  • play competitive invasion, net and striking/fielding games, using techniques that suit the games

  • use the principles of attack and defence when planning and implementing complex team strategies

  • respond to changing situations in the games.

Gymnastic activities

Pupils will be taught to:

  • create and perform complex sequences on the floor and using apparatus

  • use techniques and movement combinations in different gymnastic styles

  • use compositional principles when designing their sequences [for example, changes in level, speed, direction, and relationships with apparatus and partners].

Swimming activities and water safety

Pupils will be taught to

  • set and meet personal and group targets in swimming events, waterbased activities, personal survival challenges and competitions

  • use a range of recognised strokes, techniques and personal survival skills with technical proficiency.

Athletic activities (including Sportshall Athletics)

Pupils will be taught to

  • set and meet personal and group targets in a range of athletic events, challenges and competitions

  • use a range of running, jumping and throwing techniques, singly and in combination, with precision, speed, power or stamina.

 

KS4

During Key Stage 4 students tackle complex and demanding activities applying their knowledge of skills, techniques and effective performance. They decide whether to get involved in physical activity that is mainly focused on competing or performing, promoting health and well-being, or developing personal fitness. They also decide on roles that suit them best including performer, coach, choreographer, leader and official. The view they have of their skilfulness and physical competence gives them the confidence to get involved in exercise and activity out of school and in later life.

 

Examples of KS4 activities:-

Games activities (E.g. Gaelic, Soccer, Hurling, Basketball, Volleyball, Netball)

Pupils will be taught to:

  • play competitive games

  • use advanced techniques and skills specific to the games played with consistency and control

  • respond effectively to changing situations within their games.

 

Gymnastic activities

Pupils will be taught to:

  • compose and perform sequences, both on the floor and using apparatus, in specific gymnastic styles, applying set criteria

  • use advanced techniques and skills with precision and accuracy

  • use advanced compositional concepts and principles when composing their sequences.

Swimming activities and water safety

Pupils will be taught to:

  • meet challenges in specific swimming events and water-based activities

  • use advanced techniques and skills with control, power or stamina and technical proficiency.

Athletic activities

Pupils will be taught to:

  • take part in specific athletic events

  • use advanced techniques and skills with precision, speed, power or stamina and technical proficiency.

Outdoor and adventurous activities

Pupils will be taught to:

  • meet challenges in large-scale outdoor activities and journeys

  • use a range of complex outdoor activity skills and techniques [for example, canoeing, sailing, rock climbing, hillwalking]

  • solve problems and overcome challenges in unfamiliar environments

 

Health-Related PE

Health–Related Physical Education (HRPE) in Northern Ireland has been shown to positively influence children’s knowledge and attitudes towards physical activity.

The Northern Ireland Curriculum gives high profile to Physical Education’s role in:

  • providing young people with regular, frequent and appropriate physical activity opportunities, information and guidance

  • encouraging and empowering young people to make informed and responsible choices about the role of physical activity in their lives.

 

Health-Related PE will be delivered through the activities of Circuit Training, Health-Related Fitness Training and use of College Fitness Room

KS5

BTEC PE

 

St. Kevin’s offers BTEC Sport to pupils at Level 2 & 3

  • Level 2 – Pupils complete 4 core units over 2 years

  • Level 3 – Pupil complete 7 core units over 2 years

 

The courses were introduced to capitalise on a very highly motivated group of students within core Physical Education in Years 11 & 12 (for Level 2 BTEC) and Yr 13 & 14 (for Level 3 BTEC).

 

The courses should provide a sound educational base to enable each student to progress either:

  • to a BTEC Level 3, A/S levels or to employment within the sports and leisure industry, for Level 2 students

  • to a Level 4 BTEC, a degree or to employment in the Sports & Leisure Industry, for Level 3 Students

 

The courses offered can be studied as an alternative to GCSE Physical Education and A-level PE, catering for a wider range of individual needs.

 

It is intended that both BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award in Sport and Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport will use each student’s skills and enthusiasm in sport, to develop an awareness and interest in leisure, health, safety and science, which underpins much of the sporting industry and advancements.

 

The PE Department continues to be very successful with 100% Pass Grades A*-C at both Level 2 & 3

 

Why choose this subject

  • Allows pupils to:-

    • Experience a range of practical sporting activities

    • Improve personal fitness and body dexterity

    • Represent and promote the school through various activities

    • Provides pupils with the opportunities to enhance their skills through extra-curricular involvement.

    • Reach their full potential by providing background knowledge about health, effective training and safe performance.

    • To extend, refine and become more proficient in a range of psycho motor skills

    • Experience and appreciate the contribution of physical education to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle

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  • As pupils develop and mature, PE encourages them to be responsible for their own activity programme and seek opportunities to enhance their skills in a range of activities outside the school curriculum

 

BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course is taught in units and has core and optional units. The Edexcel BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award in Sport is a 120 guided learning hour (GLH) qualification (equivalent in teaching time to one GCSE).

  

Edexcel BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award in Sport

 

Core units

·         Fitness for sport and exercise (30 Guided Learning Hours)

·         Practical sports performance (30 Guided Learning Hours)

Optional specialist units

·         Mind & Sports Performance (30 Guided Learning Hours)

·         Training for Personal Fitness

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

To be considered for entry onto the course you must fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • A proven interest in the study of physical education and sport.

  • A commitment to develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology in sport.

 

COURSE AIMS

  • To give all students the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification that can be used when applying either for Post-16 education or employment.

  • To provide a sound, intellectually demanding vocational learning experience.

  • To use the motivating interest in sport to promote academic learning.

  • To develop and extend the students practical sporting skills in a range of activities.

  • The course will provide opportunities for the students to be aware of and to develop personal qualities of leadership, responsibility, appearance, commitment and teamwork in a range of practical and academic situations.

  • To build upon the foundation of the National Curriculum in PE. It will extend the students’ knowledge of factors that affect a performance of a practical skill.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport

 

INTRODUCTION

 

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport extends the specialist work-related focus and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector. It offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter. For adult learners, the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma can extend their experience of work in a particular sector.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is a 60 Credit and 360 guided learning hour (GLH) qualification (equivalent in teaching time to one A-Level) which consists of four mandatory units plus three optional units course is taught in units and has core and optional units – that provide for a combined total of 60 credits.

 

Mandatory units

Assessment method

Credits

GLH

1 – Principles of Anatomy & Physiology

Internal

5

30

2 – The Physiology of Fitnness

Internal

5

30

3 – Assessing Risk in Sport

Internal

10

60

7 – Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise

Internal

10

60

 

Optional Specialist Units

 

5 – Sports Coaching

Internal

10

60

10 – Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Internal

10

60

14 – Exercise, Health & Leisure

Internal

10

60

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

To be considered for entry onto the course you must fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • A proven interest in the study of physical education and sport.

  • A commitment to develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology in sport.

  • Excellent organisation skills for this 100% coursework based subject

  • A willingness to succeed and develop themselves into future sports leaders.

 

COURSE AIMS

  • To give all students the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification that can be used when applying either for Undergraduate education or employment.

  • To provide a sound, intellectually demanding vocational learning experience.

  • To use the motivating interest in sport to promote academic learning.

  • To develop and extend the students practical sporting skills in a range of activities.

  • To give students the opportunity to acquire coaching and leadership awards and to use these to help develop sport within the local community.

  • The course will provide opportunities for the students to be aware of and to develop personal qualities of leadership, responsibility, appearance, commitment and teamwork in a range of practical and academic situations.

  • To build upon the foundation of the National Curriculum in PE and any courses followed in Key Stage 4. It will extend the students’ knowledge in the organisation of sport, in the UK and abroad, as well as main psychological, social and physiological factors that affect a performance of a practical skill.

 

Put subject in context to the working environment

BTEC UNITS –

 

Level 2 –

  • Unit 2 - Practical Sports Performance – Jobs in variety of sports

  • Unit 5 – Training for Personal Fitness – Jobs as a Fitness Coach, Personal Tariner

  • Sports & Leisure Industry – Allows development of key skills required for work

 

Level 3 –

​Jobs in Sports Science

Unit 1 – Principles of Anatomy and Physiology< >Unit 2 – The Physiology of FitnessUnit 5 – Sports Coaching – Jobs in various sports as a coach, event organization and managementUnit 7 – Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise – Jobs for Fitness testing CompaniesUnit 14 – Exercise, Health & Lifestyle – Job as Sports Nutritionist Enthusiasm and motivation for SportOrganizationCommunicationImproved physical & technical abilityLeadershipProblem SolvingTeamwork& Co-operationICTAnalyticalPresentationIncreased Self-confidenceEnhanced social interactionImproved mental health personal and fitness trainingthe leisure industryexercise and fitnesssports coachingsports developmentoutdoor activitiesevent managementsports massage and therapyphysical education& teaching.