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KS4 Physical Education

Course Outline

Year 10 students take part in three physical education lessons per week. One lesson is a traditional sporting activity. Students are also given the opportunity to have a voice and choose the activity that they cover in their second period. Their third period is swimming as we feel it is such an invaluable life skill to learn. Swimming is delivered throughout the year so that our students get the opportunity to learn how to swim irrespective of when they join us at Burnside.

Our year 11 students participate in BTEC specialist qualifications. The entry level qualification is work related and gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment in the exercise and sporting industries.

Class 4 and 5
Class 6

Autumn 1

Basketball- Swimming

Running- Gym

Autumn 2

Badminton- Swimming

Gym- Running

Spring 1

Football- Swimming

Football- Yoga

Spring 2

Tennis- Swimming

Yoga- Football

Summer 1

Cricket- Swimming

Boxing- Cricket

Summer 2

Athletics- Swimming

Cricket- Boxing

How the course is assessed

The year 10 curriculum consists of the sports and activities outlined above. These cover a range of AQA assessments throughout the year that focus on key skills in addition to subject knowledge. Pupils will develop their strengths in these identified key areas as they progress through the key stage.

To receive the BTEC award our year 11 students, participate and complete coursework in two, thirty-hour courses.

Unit 4: Taking part in Sport

The aim of this unit is for learners to participate in a range of different types of sports so that they can gain experience in the necessary skills and requirements needed to work in the sporting industries.

Unit 6: Taking part in Exercise and fitness activities

This unit gives learners the opportunity to take part in a range of different types of exercise and fitness activities to improve their own fitness.

How parents/carers can help
  • Children should be physically active for at least 6o minutes every day. Work with and encourage your child to be physically active.
  • Encourage your child to join sports clubs outside of the school environment.
  • Encourage your child to engage with global sporting events through watching, reading and conversation.
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