The aims and objectives of the Active Lifestyles Department are:
- To give our students the desire to want to participate in exercise and sport for the rest of their life.
- To give our students an understanding of the link between exercise/sport and healthy choices.
- To provide our students with the opportunity to play and compete in sport both in and outside of school.
- To provide our students with the opportunity to express themselves in a creative manner through a broad and balanced curriculum offer.
- To provide our students with a wide- range of Active Lifestyle experiences.
Head of Department
- Mrs A. Ruddock (Subject Leader)
- Mr T. Langford
- Mr N. Collins
- Mrs L. Owens
- Mrs M. Morgan
- Miss J. Crabb
- 4 Badminton sized sports hall
- Dance Studio
- Fitness Room
- PE class room
- Tennis Courts and Netball courts – MUGA
Key Stage 3
A range of activities including:
- Table Tennis
- Cross Country
- Outdoor activities
KS3 also looks at Healthy choices, the ABCD of PE and assessment in the form of presentation.
To view our Key Stage 3 year plan please click here
Key Stage 4
Cambridge National – Sports Science award
4 Units over 2 years:
- 1. Reducing the risk of sports injuries - Written exam 1 hour to be taken in January at year 11
- 2. Applying principles of training – Coursework. Completed during year 10
- 3. Sport psychology – Coursework. Completed during year 11
- 4. The body’s response to physical activity – Coursework. Completed during year 10
The Cambridge National Certificate in Sport is equivalent in size to a GCSE. This course does not assess your practical ability. The course is made up of assessment through coursework and an exam. There will be a practical element to the course but this will be in the form of fitness testing and applying the principles of training.
Key Stage 5
BTEC Level 3 Sport
4 units completed over the 2 year course, to include:
- 1. Anatomy and Physiology: Externally assessed unit. Exam is 1hr 30min exam at the end of year 13.
- 2. Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being. This is an externally set exam in which you can prepare and take notes into for completion. Sat in year 13.
- 3. Professional Development in the Sports Industry. Coursework unit completed in year 12.
- 4. Sports Leadership. Coursework unit to be completed in year 13.
Extra Curricular Activities
- Range of activities and sports run throughout the year to include:
- Table Tennis
- Cross country
Useful Websites and Links
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/sport-2016.html - BTEC level 3 Sport
https://idp.activeteachonline.com – BTEC level 3 sport
Where are they now?
Jamie Dunne – Master’s Degree in Sports Science
Matthew Cook – Degree in Sports Science
Jake Kirby – Professional Footballer at Tranmere Rovers FC
Josh Turner – Master Degree in Sports Technology (Loughborough University)
Jonathon Davies – Living in Dallas Texas - Manager for National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Ian Vicars – Sports Scholarship at Xavier College USA
Paul Geyer – Sports Scholarship at Sacremento College USA
Michael Minard – Boxing Coach, Promoter and Manager at Titanium MMA Academy
Emily Thomas – Wales International Footballer
Matthew Guy – Graduate in Criminal Law
Nicola Wolfe – BSc Graduate in Sports Science at Birmingham University
Jessica Cook – England Squad Distance Runner; Sports Scholarship in USA
Regan Griffiths – Professional Footballer at Crewe Alexandria FC
Nathan Burke – Footballer at Rhyl AFC, formerly of Liverpool FC
Emily Stevenson – Personal Trainer At Kerry’s Fitness Studio
Ethan Harrison – Wigan Academy FC
Connor Wearing – Liverpool, Shrewsbury Town, Llandudno Town