Physical Education

Physical Education at Blenheim offers a wide range of team and individual activities through which the department aims to develop a positive attitude towards participation and a high level of performance. Opportunities are available for each and every student to develop physically, socially and emotionally. 

They are encouraged to compete and co-operate with each other, understand and appreciate their own performances and those of others and to respond and interact appropriately when participating in various roles.

Facilities

  • Sports Hall with indoor Cricket nets.
  • Dance studio.
  • Floodlit astro-turf all weather pitch.
  • Five outdoor Tennis courts.
  • Four outdoor Netball courts.
  • 3 grass pitches with adjacent training areas.

Extra-curricular Sports Clubs

At Blenheim we have a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs that take place in the mornings and after-school. All students are welcome to attend as many clubs as they like. Students' commitment and positive attitude to these clubs are rewarded each year through our ‘Sports Colours’ assemblies where students can achieve certificates, badges, polo shirts and a special sports tie.

We have a comprehensive fixtures list in many different sports and compete in district, county and national level competitions. We also have students who compete at both county and national level in sports such as Football, Cricket, Netball, Speed Skating, wimming, cheerleading, gokarting and wakeboarding.

A list of all the clubs available is available in the Enrichment Section of the website.  Please note that the timings of some clubs may alter due to fixtures and other competitions. For a weekly guide to what clubs and other events are going on please refer to our PE & Sport Bulletin. The results of all fixtures can also be viewed.

A level Physical Education

Course Details

The course is split into four separate components:

Component 1 (40%), is concerned with three distinct theoretical units of Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and Applied Movement Analysis.

Component 2 (30%), is concerned with a further three theoretical units of Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology and Sport and Society.

Component 3 (15%), tests the practical performance and skills of the student as a player or coach.

Component 4 (15%), is a classroom based coursework element which includes a performance analysis of you in your sport and personal development programme aimed at improving your ability in your sport.
Link to course specification

Assessment

The course is assessed both externally and internally.

Enrichment opportunities

As well as the potential to assist with Sixth Form sports teams and House events, there is the opportunity to assist with the development of lower school sport by assisting teachers in lessons or with extra-curricular sport.

Student quotes

"PE is a subject not to be taken lightly as there is a lot of varied content in the course such as physiology, psychology, technology and history but this makes it interesting!"

“Studying PE has taught me so much I didn’t previously know about the human body and mind, and how they both work.”

Progression

Studying Physical Education at A level will prepare you for a multitude of courses at university or for moving into the world of work. Due to the varied nature of the course there are very few fields of study or work that you won’t be able to access. This is because throughout the course you will develop highly transferable skills such as becoming skilled in making decisions, solving problems, good communication skills, and familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative data.

If you are looking to university, the course’s blend of scientific knowledge will allow you to access many scientific degrees either with or without a sporting focus.

Courses could include biology, sports science, sports psychology, sports technology, leisure, teaching and sports coaching amongst others and could lead to careers in those areas.

Outside of university the course could aid you in a wide range of careers including working in public sector or sporting organisations, leisure management, charities, sports development or sports coaching. 

 

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport

BTEC qualifications embody a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a flexible, unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessments. They focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education.

The BTEC level 3 Extended National Certificate in Sport offers a broad basis of study for the sport sector. This qualification is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.  It will also support a pathway into the sports industry.  

Assessment

The students will study units including anatomy and physiology, fitness training and professional development in the sports industry.  They will also choose an optional unit from a number of options. The assessment is internal and external. The internal assessment is in the form of project work.  The external assessment consists of on-line exams.

Course details

View the full course specification here

Progression

Studying BTEC will prepare you for a multitude of courses in further education. The vocational aspect of the courses allows you to venture into the leisure industry, sport coaching, sports development and sporting organisers. The course will allow the students to develop their problem solving, decision making and communication skills which are needed in all industries.

Enrichment

As well as the potential to assist with Sixth Form sports teams and House events, there is the opportunity to assist with the development of lower school sport by assisting teachers in lessons or with extra-curricular sport.