As part of the GCSE specification, students can not only perform an activity but can also be a ‘Coach’. It is because of this that students who choose to take our GCSE Double Award in PE get the opportunity to visit our primary schools and lead in a range of activities from football and hockey to indoor athletics and ball handling drills. They work with our local primary schools, planning, delivering and reflecting on lessons taught to KS1 & KS2 students.
During the academic year 2014-15 our ‘Sports Leaders’ not only had the opportunity to coach sports to our cluster primary school, but also were given the chance to assist and lead activities for other parties running sporting events.
Over the course of the year we lead over 240 hours of sport to our primary schools as well as assisting 2 Special School Swimming Galas, a Special Schools Cycling Event, a Special Schools Sports Day and numerous primary school cluster competitions.
The department runs recreational clubs at lunch time with an open to all policy. These then lead into school team playing in Selby area, York and District or North Yorkshire competitions.
Specifications detailed below. For Sports Leaders choosing sport as an option block they work towards gaining the Double Award:
Studying PE includes both physical and theoretical aspects. This provides students with information and practical skills that support them moving forward into adulthood. For those who study PE at a higher level career opportunities include physiotherapist, sports coach, sports scientist, personal trainer and professional sportsperson.