Key Stage 4
All students in Year 10 and 11 will receive 1 hour of PE every two weeks. Those who choose to do Sport as an option will do the following:
Aims of the course.
Students studying this course will undertake both theory and practical lessons. The theory lessons will support them with the coursework and exam element of the course.
Students studying this course will complete four units of the specification titled;
Students will complete four units of work, three of which are mandatory and one optional specialist unit. The three mandatory units consist of Unit 1, 2 and 3 which are assessed using different methods. Unit 1 is an External Exam, Unit 2 Internal coursework and Unit 3 is an internal synoptic assessment. Students will need to achieve a minimum of a Level 2 Pass in each of the four units to gain a Level 2 qualification. If students do not meet the criteria for a Level 2 Pass they will have the opportunity to gain a Level 1 Qualification.
The externally assessed unit will be assessed through the completion of a 1 hour examination featuring multiple choice and short answer questions. This will account for 25% of the overall grade. The remaining 75% of the grade will be given through submission of coursework through assignments attached to each unit.
Students successfully completing the course will achieve the equivalent of one GCSE grade.
What follows it in Ursuline 6th form?
At Sixth Form there is an opportunity to study sport at Level 3 BTEC.
This course will enable students to progress to University and Further Education to study a range of courses which can lead to careers in teaching, sport science, physiotherapy, sports coaching, leisure industry, sports photography, apprenticeships or other vocational training courses.
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