PE allows students to understand the key concepts of coaching, psychology and physiology with a heavy emphasis on the use of technology in modern sport. Opportunities may lead to many career and degree pathways with enhanced inter personal skills. It improves employability in a number of people related industries, sports development and wellbeing enterprises. Sports Science and Physical Education degrees can offer a wide variety of experiences in a wide ranging environment thus leading to many employment avenues to explore.
Lower Sixth: Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport. Section A - applied physiology (28 marks) Section B – Skill acquisition and sports psychology (28 marks) Section C – Sport and society and technology in sport (28 marks) Written exam 2 hours – 70% of AS Level Plus Practical Performance: As a player/performer or coach in a full sided version of one activity • 15% assessment plus Written/verbal analysis of evaluation of performance • 15% assessment 30 % of AS Level Upper Sixth: Paper 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport. Section A - applied anatomy and physiology (35 marks) Section B – Skill acquisition (35 marks) Section C – Sport and society (35 marks) Written exam 2 hours – 35% of A Level. Paper 2. Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport. Paper 2. Section A – Exercise physiology and biomechanics (35 marks) Section B – Sports Psychology (35 marks) Section C – Sport and society and technology in sport (35 marks) Written exam: 2 hours - 35% of A Level. Theory overall = 70% of A Level.
Educational visits and extra curricular activity
The department recognises the benefit of sports tours. Over the last 10 years the following tours and trips have occurred: Isle Of Wight – netball and hockey, 4 days. Cheltenham – hockey weekend. Hull – football weekend. Hockey overnight, (x2 tournaments). South Africa – hockey and football, 16 days. Barbados – hockey, 10 days. Germany – hockey, 6 days. Malta – football, 6 days. Edinburgh – rugby, 5 days. York – netball weekend. Euro Indoor Hockey Finals - overnight Wimbledon Tennis Badminton Nationals 20:20 Cricket World Netball Series. Also, departmental staff are actively involved in and run the following clubs and activities Duke of Edinburgh Skiing Equestrian
Rooms and resources
Large Field Area Football Rugby Hockey Training Grids 400m Track 4 Rounders Pitches Cricket Pitch Hard Court Area 2 Netball Courts 3 Tennis Courts Sports Hall Badminton Tennis Netball Volleyball Basketball Court/s; Indoor Hockey. Regular Access to off-site facilities: Deeside Ramblers Astroturf Pitch Northgate Arena Chester Baths Mickle Trafford Golf Course