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AS/A2 Physical Education BTEC Level 3 National Award in Sport 2013 Entry

Physical Education 1987-2012 and Sport 25 Years

These courses are predominantly theory based which will give of inspiring you many of the skills required to enhance your career aspirations individuals within or outside of the sporting world

You will develop practical skills in your specialist areas and also learn about the other factors that contribute to improving performance

Enjoyable and productive lessons which are delivered by experienced staff will maximise your potential

Opportunities to take part in recreational sports through Enrichment

The PE department runs an annual ski trip

You can progress to a sports related degree such as teaching, physiotherapy and sport science as well as other non-sport related fields or employment

1987-2012 25 Years of inspiring individuals


Danielle’s Perspective During my time at Carmel I have enjoyed meeting lots of new people and making new friends as everyone is very friendly and welcoming. I have really enjoyed my P.E. classes as the tutors are very helpful and are always there to help you if you need it. Throughout my time at Carmel my enrichment has been participating in the college netball team. I have really had fun being part of a new team and competing against other colleges in the area. The things that have impressed me most about Carmel are the facilities and how much the teachers are willing to help you with your studies if you need that little bit of extra help. Once I have left Carmel I would really like to go on and become a professional athlete competing for Great Britain. If not I would still like to be involved in sport through either coaching or teaching.

AS/A2 Physical Education Exam Board OCR What will I study?

How will I be assessed?

On completing the course you will have specialised in two of your favoured sports and developed the skills required to improve your performance, this improvement is part of your assessment. The theory component develops a range of skills involving: the study of physiological aspects e.g. anatomy and exercise physiology; some psychological aspects e.g. motivation and arousal; and also sociological aspects which include issues such as discrimination, sponsorship and the roles of the sporting bodies that contribute to sporting success in Britain.

Your practical skills will be continually assessed as part of your coursework with a formal assessment made at the end of the module. At AS Level you will be expected to verbally analyse performance and develop a programme for improvement while at A2 Level, this element will include links with classroom theory.

Each week you will have a practical session and three theory sessions where you will be expected to make links between how the theory complements the practical performance i.e. how does knowledge of the theory make me a better performer? Every opportunity is used to illustrate the theory through relating it in a practical situation and you will be involved in group work and individual situations which are used to highlight and reinforce topics from the classroom.

The coursework comprises 40% of the total marks with the remaining 60% being assessed by one exam at the end of each year. The exam is made up of short style questions and 3 extended essays, one from each area of the syllabus. In completing the coursework module, you will have acquired confidence in your communication skills and in your ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations. Where does this course lead? Approximately half of our PE students go on to Higher Education to carry on with sport related degree courses ranging from teaching to sport science or sport development. Physiotherapy has also been a popular avenue to follow. The remaining 50% have used their A Level in PE to go on to enter other degree courses spanning as wide a field as medicine to accountancy.

Danielle McGifford De La Salle Studying: P.E., Psychology, Textiles

Meet the Tutors Michaela Beardsall Head of Department and Team Leader for OCR, co-author of OCR textbooks. Tony Higgins P.E. Tutor and Team Leader for OCR

Ski Trip 2012

What support will I receive? The PE department is as caring as Greenpeace! You will receive excellent support throughout the course and will be closely monitored so that should you be experiencing difficulties there will be individual tutorials to get you back on track. What is the PE department like? The department is equipped with all the modern facilities that you would expect to deliver a modern day sport course. This includes 3G pitches and a fitness training and assessment suite. All students have access to the latest resources, produced for effective delivery and understanding, which are regularly updated.


BTEC Level 3 National Award in Sport Exam Board EDEXCEL The BTEC National in Sport provides learners with a vocational course that combines theory with practical methods of learning in a range of different units. It gives you an insight into the sector and is an excellent route for learners looking to build a career in sport. The qualification provides opportunities for learners to focus on the development of personal, learning and thinking skills, functional skills, and wider skills in a sport context, such as environmental issues and health and safety considerations. The BTEC is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for progression into employment or further educational opportunities. You will study the core concepts common to all the Nationals in Sport but will also study other areas that are key to the study of sports performance. You will mainly be assessed through coursework assignments and projects which are based on

realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Some of these will involve visits to outside agencies and seminars from experienced practitioners who are currently working in the sporting world. As the course does not involve examination work, students will be expected to develop independent study skills and meet coursework deadlines.

Football 1st Team

James’ Perspective Carmel has a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The facilities all around college are excellent and make it hard to fall behind on work especially with the added help from tutors. BTEC Sport has been very enjoyable. The relationship between the tutors and students has helped to make lessons fun, which in turn improves our results as a class. The enrichment activities I have chosen have suited my work in BTEC Sport; I have trained for the football team and played five a side football on the 3G pitches. Both of these activities have helped me to make more friends and improved my team work. After Carmel I wish to go on and study Physiotherapy so the subjects I have chosen fit in very well with this and I’m glad I chose to come to Carmel College.

Football 2nd Team

James Young The Sutton Academy

How will I enrich my studies? All sport students are expected to get involved with the Enrichment Programme and in particular the sporting opportunities on offer through this programme. The range of activities available is extensive from the more recreational, available throughout the week by way of clubs e.g. Basketball or Badminton to the competitive fixtures played every Wednesday in Rugby, Football and Netball as part of the North West Colleges sports league. The department also runs an annual ski trip where students can take the opportunity to use this activity as part of their assessment.

Studying: BTEC Sport, Media Studies, Business Studies, BTEC Applied Science

Meet the Tutors Kate McDonnell P.E. Tutor Jamie Hampson P.E. Tutor Stephen Powell Sports and Health Assistant/ Personal Tutor


Frequently Asked Questions What are the entry requirements for these subjects? You will need to have a GCSE grade B in PE or a Merit in BTEC Sport (if you have not studied these, you must be participating in a sport on a regular basis) plus GCSE grade C in both English Language and Science. How good do I have to be practically? It is a requirement that you practice sport on a regular basis. You don’t have to be a world beater but you must be a regular participant in your main sport and at least competent in your second. What sports are assessed? You can be assessed in individual sports, team sports or outdoor adventurous activities. For minority sports such as Golf, Basketball or Cricket and any others, you should be undertaking these out of college as member of a club and you will then be considered for assessment based on the skills you’re developing out of college. How successful are Carmel’s students? Students have done well over an extended period with pass rates being above the national average at over 97% in eight out of the last

nine years, with 100% in 2012. In addition to the excellent grades, sporting excellence is also well represented. In 2010, Carmel’s Netball team won the British Colleges North West Plate; the Rugby team won the Student Rugby League Plate and the Football second team were finalists in the North West U19’s competition. There are many individual achievements too: in rugby, Paul Clough who left Carmel in 2006 is now firmly established in the St Helens RLFC line-up; former student Bobbie Goulding has been selected for England U18’s rugby league; Alex Dunk is part of the ‘England Talent Programme’ after being the NW Swimming Champion at the 200, 400 and 1500m for the last few years and is currently 2nd in the UK in the 200m freestyle. He’s aiming to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio; Danielle McGifford is the current England Athletics Captain for her age group and represents England in Long Jump, Hurdles and Heptathlon; Giuseppe Paladino plays American Football for the Lancashire Wolverines and is also part of Team GB where he hopes to be selected for the upcoming Italian Tour.

Netball Team

Alex Dunk

Rugby Team

Giuseppe Paladino

More Information Detailed course specifications are available on the Exam Board websites: Physical Education www.ocr.org.uk National Award in Sport www.edexcel.com

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