Physical Education

Subject Leader: Miss Hinton

Miss C Hinton (Subject Leader – Physical Education)

Ms S McKenna (Head of Bantock House)

Mr M Adamczyk (Head of Wightwick House)

Mr M Dodd (Teacher of PE)

Mrs S Turner (Teacher of PE)

At Coppice, we aim to deliver an enjoyable, fun and inspiring curriculum across all year groups regardless of ability, age or gender, which offers a broad range of activities to promote healthy, active, lifelong participation in sport.

Throughout Years 7 and 8 students follow a programme of study from the activities listed:

Team building Multi-skills Leadership Badminton
Table-tennis Ball skills Gymnastics Striking & Fielding
Athletics Rounder’s Orienteering Health-Related Exercise

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Sport (equivalent to one GCSE)

This course is compulsory for every student. It is taught over two years and is coursework based. Students develop knowledge and understanding in a range of aspects of sport. Units covered are:

  1. Fitness for Sport and Exercise (external exam) is the only examination unit. It covers theory on fitness components, fitness testing, training methods and target zones; all elements that are essential to sporting performance.
  2. Practical Sports Performance is a coursework based unit that allows students to take part in two sports; badminton and football. Students must research the rules, regulations, official’s roles, self-observations and self-evaluations.
  3. The Sports Performer in Action is a unit covering the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and how they are effective in sporting performance.
  4. Leading Sports Activities is the final unit where students must plan, lead and evaluate a sports session for a group of Year 7 students.

This award is for the students that opt to take PE in Year 9. Students have the opportunity to complete this award, which is based on leadership. Students will learn how to become a good leader and acquire the essential skills required to deliver a session to a group of students from primary school age to year 8.

This award will give students valuable skills that are not only required in sport but can be utilised across the curriculum, as well as setting them up with the life skills that are essential in any future aspiration.

Students have the opportunity to study two courses. A single award worth one ‘A’ Level which is 4 lessons a week and the double award worth two ‘A’ Levels which is 6 lessons a week.

BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport (Equivalent to 1 A Level)

This Diploma provides you with an understanding of the essential skills needed when looking to build a career within the sports sector. You will study four different modules within the course. The qualification will give you insight into the various occupational routes you can take within the sports sector and help you move onto further study.

Career Paths:

PE Teacher, Physiotherapist, Referee, Sports Performance Analyst, Fitness Instructor.

Specific Entry Requirements:

Students who have completed any BTEC course should have at least a Merit grade.

Course Details:

Edexcel core units they have to follow:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (examination)
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and well-being (controlled assessment)
  • Professional development in the Sports Industry

Students will then take one specialist unit from the list below. The units will be selected depending on the students taking the Award.

  • Sports Leadership
  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Practical Sports Performance

Assessment:

There is one exam and one controlled assessment. You will produce a portfolio of coursework that will be assessed regularly. A grading scale of Pass, Merit or Distinction is applied to all units.

  • The BTEC Diploma in Sport course will lead you to the equivalent of ONE ‘A’ Level.
  • Pass is equivalent to an E at ‘A’ Level
  • Merit is equivalent to a D at ‘A’ Level
  • Distinction is equivalent to a C at ‘A’ Level

BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Equivalent to 2 A Levels)

This Diploma provides you with an understanding of the essential skills needed when looking to build a career within the sports sector. You will study nine different modules within the course. The qualification will give you insight into the various occupational routes you can take within the sports sector and help you move onto further study.

Career Paths:

PE Teacher, Physiotherapist, Referee, Sports Performance Analyst, Fitness Instructor.

Specific Entry Requirements:

Ideally, students who have completed any BTEC course should have at least a Merit grade or above.

Course Details:

Edexcel core units they have to follow:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (examination)
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and well-being (controlled assessment)
  • Professional development in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Leadership
  • Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry (controlled assessment)
  • Skill Acquisition in Sport

Students must then take one specialist unit from the list below. The units will be selected depending on the students taking the Award.

  • Sports Event Organisation
  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Practical Sports Performance

Assessment:

There is one exam and two controlled assessments. You will produce a portfolio of coursework that will be assessed regularly. A grading scale of Pass, Merit or Distinction is applied to all units.

  • The BTEC Diploma in Sport course will lead you to the equivalent of two ‘A’ Levels.
  • Pass is equivalent to an E at ‘A’ Level
  • Merit is equivalent to a D at ‘A’ Level
  • Distinction is equivalent to a C at ‘A’ Level
  • Distinction is equivalent to an A at ‘A’ Level

To find out more visit www.edexcel.org.uk.

These sessions take place at lunchtime and after school. Students are given the opportunity to participate in a range of sporting activities; including badminton, football, rugby, basketball, handball, fitness, table tennis, volleyball, athletics and rounder’s.

Students are also given the opportunity to compete in inter house competitions, fixtures against other schools in the City (leagues and Black Country Games) that have led onto Regional and National competitions.

PE Policy

  • Students are expected to bring full Coppice kit to all lessons (t-shirt, shorts and socks). Coppice tracksuits are optional.
  • If a student is ill or injured they must bring a note to explain from a parent or guardian. They must also bring full Coppice kit so they can take on a leadership role in all weather conditions.

Club Links

  • Willenhall Rugby Club
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
  • Wolf Mountain
  • Penn Golf Club
  • West Bromwich Albion FC
  • Tettenhall Tigers Volleyball Club