Curriculum Vision

Our aim is for students at St Michael’s to develop a lifelong interest in sport and physical activity so they can improve their physical, social and mental well-being.

Mercy – Integrity – Care and compassion – Humility – Achievement  – Leadership – Service

Key Stage 2

We work closely with our local feeder schools to ascertain what staff CPD is required to upskill primary school teachers so they can deliver a range of sports and physical activities to their students which will engage them in the participation of physical exercise and prepare them for what they will be taught in Year 7. Through our relationship with our feeder schools and acting upon the requirements they have indicated as priorities we provide bespoke CPD in sports and physical activities such as short tennis, yoga, S&F/cricket and then competitions are planned for primary schools to compete in.

Years 7 & 8

We all need to lead an active and healthy life. Exercise is fundamental, as it allows you to function and complete everyday tasks, as well as improving quality of life and life expectancy. We aim to develop our students’ lifelong interest in physical activity and sport. This will be developed through students exposure to different sports and physical activities within both academic years in order to develop skills in; rules and regulations, skills and tactics, leadership and communication, fitness and wellbeing. Extracurricular activities further developing students expertise in specific sports. To experience sports and activities that are not included in the curriculum including boxing and powerchair football. Mental wellbeing is focused on in all lessons to develop students’ confidence and self-esteem, not only in PE but across the whole curriculum as they develop from Key Stage 3 to 4.

Competitive situations (team and individual) both in curriculum and extracurricular activities to experience and develop key skills such as resilience, perseverance, sportsmanship and sporting etiquette, and team work. This prepares students for the competitiveness of the world of work. As the students represent the school they are further enhancing the school’s values.

The Discovery curriculum develops the knowledge of the 4 main body systems, short/long term effects of exercise, healthy active lifestyle, social skills, and links with school ethos. As students further develop their knowledge of how their body works this will enable them to gain a further understanding of why participating in regular exercise is important in supporting the healthy function of these systems. A diverse range of activities broadens students’ knowledge and understanding of sports and a healthy lifestyle. Increased engagement in sport post 16 is important in order to lead a healthy lifestyle, and develop a lifelong passion for sport and physical activity. Overall, by the end of the Year, 8 students will have learnt how to perform a range of skills, techniques and tactics across a range of physical activities and sports. Students will develop strategies to be able to develop their MICHAELS school values.

We will use our assessment strand medals of Bronze, Silver and Gold to differentiate learning outcomes to stretch all of our students so they can make progress and aspire to be the best they can b

  • Bronze stage: students will demonstrate that they are developing their knowledge and understanding of rules and regulations, skill acquisition, technique and performance, tactics and strategies, performance analysis and learning a key language.
  • Silver stage: students will demonstrate that they are further developing their knowledge and understanding of rules and regulations, skill acquisition, technique and performance, tactics and strategies, performance analysis and learning a key language.
  • Gold stage: students will demonstrate that they are consistently developing their knowledge and understanding of rules and regulations, skill acquisition, technique and performance, tactics and strategies, performance analysis and learning a key language and doing this in demanding situations/scenarios.

Years 9 – 11

From Year 9, students are introduced to BTEC Sport Level 2 qualification with a focus on further developing their expertise in two practical sports. Within these sports, students will gain a greater understanding of the rules and regulations, skills, techniques and tactics, whilst reflecting on their own performance.

It is our intention that all Key Stage 4 students have the opportunity to engage in a BTEC Sport qualification which will support our philosophy that we develop our students’ lifelong interest in physical activity and sport. Developing knowledge of how different types of fitness affect performance, different methods and principles that make training effective. This provides learners with the opportunities to apply this knowledge to maintain an active healthy lifestyle in the future. This feeds into future units of work providing assignments to develop personalised training programmes, using students own initiative, motivation and leadership opportunities to coach both primary school and our KS 3 students with confidence.

Through the 4 units we offer:

  • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport
  • Unit 3: Applying the principles of Personal Training
  • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

This qualification has a core of underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding, and a range of options to reflect the breadth of pathways in the vocational sport sector.  This gives the learners the opportunity to:

  • gain a broad understanding and knowledge of a vocational sector
  • investigate areas of specific interest
  • develop essential skills and attributes prized by employers, further education colleges and higher education institutions

My Idea – Staff members 

Mental health – focused on in all lesson to develop students confidence and self-esteem, not only in PE but across the whole curriculum as they develop from Key Stage 3 to 4.

Your extracurricular – activities further developing students expertise in specific sports. To experience sports and activities that are not included in the curriculum including boxing and powerchair football.

Inspire a range of activities broadens the knowledge of students understanding of sports and healthy lifestyle. Increased engagement in sport post 16 in order to lead a healthy lifestyle, and a lifelong passion for sport and physical activity. Opportunities to experience different events, games, universities and colleges to show what is available post 16 and beyond.

Discovery – develops the knowledge of the 4 main body systems, short/long term effects of exercise, healthy active lifestyle, social skills, and links with school ethos. Links to all aspects of health and wellbeing and how the body works for sport, exercise and everyday activities.

Exposure – of different sports through the year in order to develop skills in rules and regulations, skills and tactics, leadership and communication, fitness and wellbeing.

Ambitious – competitive situations (team and individual) both in curriculum and extracurricular activities to experience and develop key skills such as resilience, perseverance, sportsmanship and sporting etiquette, and teamwork. This prepares students for the competitiveness of the world of work. As the students represent the school they are further enhancing the school’s values.

My Idea – Students

Mental health and wellbeing – build my confidence and strengthen my resilience. Preparing for my future

Your extracurricular – I choose what I do in order to develop my own skills

Inspire – through trips, and role models I will know the opportunities available to me with hard work and perseverance

Discovery – making links with all 5 body systems and how these affect exercise as a whole unit working together

Exposure – to a variety of sports to develop specific skills

Ambitious – competitions to challenge us in order to reach our goal

Curriculum Journey

Curriculum SMSC & British Values

Options Information

Qualification Name Tech Award Level 1/2 in Sport
Exam Board Pearson
Type (e.g. GCSE/BTEC Certificate) BTEC TECH Award
Level (1,2 or both) 1 and 2
GLH (Guided Learning Hours) 120
   

Course Content Outline

(What will I study?)

The Pearson BTEC Tech Level 1/Level 2 Award in Sport is taught over 120 guided learning hours (GLH) with a Total Qualification Time of 149 hours. It has 3 core units that must be taught throughout the course;

Component 1: Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity.

Component 2: Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance.

Component 3: Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants’ Performance in Sport and Physical Activity.

 

Learners are required to complete and achieve all three components in the qualification. Below is an outline of the Learning Outcomes for each component;

Component 1: Preparing Participants to Take Part in Sport and Physical Activity.

A Explore types and provision of sport and physical activity for different types of

participant

B Examine equipment and technology required for participants to use when taking part in

sport and physical activity

C Be able to prepare participants to take part in sport and physical activity.

 

Component 2: Taking Part and Improving Other Participants Sporting Performance.

A Understand how different components of fitness are used in different physical activities

B Be able to participate in sport and understand the roles and responsibilities of officials

C Demonstrate ways to improve participants sporting techniques.

 

Component 3: Developing Fitness to Improve Other Participants’ Performance in Sport and Physical Activity.

AO1 Demonstrate knowledge of facts, components of fitness, fitness tests, training methods/processes/principles in relation to improving fitness in sport and exercise

AO2 Demonstrate an understanding of facts, components of fitness, fitness tests, training methods/processes/principles in relation to improving fitness in sport and exercise

AO3 Apply an understanding of facts, components of fitness, fitness tests, training methods/processes/principles in relations to improving fitness in sport and exercise.

AO4 Make connections with concepts, facts, components of fitness, fitness tests, training methods/processes/principles in relations to improving fitness in sport and exercise.

 

Typical Lesson/Homework Activities

(How will I study?)

Students will study in a variety of ways; Google Classroom, worksheets, group tasks, quizzes, independent research, video analysis, power points & wherever possible the theory component of the course will be linked to the practical. Homework is provided every week through interactive platforms such as Ever Learner and Exam Simulator and is to be submitted in the following theory lesson. Students will be required to complete and update coursework outside of school to meet the strict deadlines supplied by the exam board. They will also be expected to study privately, prepare for assessment and undertake assessment when not under supervision, such as preparatory reading, revision and independent research. Practical lessons will be taught focusing on a variety of sports as chosen by the PE department.

Success Criteria

(How will I be assessed?)

The BTEC Tech Award qualifications will be graded and certificated on a seven-grade scale from Level 2 Distinction* to Level 1 Pass. Individual components will be graded on a six-point scale from Level 2 Distinction to Level 1 Pass. Individual component results will be reported.

 

 

Succession Paths Post-16

(What can I do with this qualification?)

The sport industry

Year on year, the sport industry shows continued growth in employment and forecasts suggest this trend will continue. This comes from increased knowledge and understanding of the benefits of regular participation in sport and physical activity. Sport England provides well documented research of these benefits including improvements in physical and mental wellbeing, economic development, individual development and social and community development (2020).

These contribute significantly to the quality of a person’s life and, as such, there is a need to ensure there are sufficient people working in the industry to meet this demand and encourage regular participation in sport and physical activity. There has never been a better time to study sport.

 

Once you have completed the qualification, you will have developed a practical understanding of the sport industry. You will have built useful skills, which are not generally covered in GCSE courses, and you will have developed a good understanding of whether the sport industry is for you, and if so, which part of it you might want to study further. If you decide to go on to further study of sport, the best option for you will depend on the grades you have achieved in this and the other qualifications you have taken, and what you enjoy doing. You could progress to a Level 2 Technical Certificate or to a Level 3 programme, such as A Levels, a T Level or a BTEC National, either on its own or in combination with A levels.

 

Learners who achieve at Level 2 across their course learning might consider progression to:

·       A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects.

·       study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Sport (2016) or a BTEC National in Sport and Exercise Science (2016), which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in the Sport Sciences or teaching sectors.

 

What does the qualification cover?

This course will give you the opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment. You will develop key practical skills for working with other people, which include communication, leadership, organisation and time management. These are essential in the sport industry and the world of work.

Exam Specifications