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Physical Education

Subject Leader: Miss Hinton

Miss C Hinton (Subject Leader – Physical Education)

Ms S McKenna

Mr M Dodd

Mrs S Turner

Mr R Purville

Mr T Hind

Physical Education at Coppice School is vital in maintaining our students’ health by using Sport as a vehicle to improve positive mental health and social wellbeing for all students.

We intend to develop students’ confidence together with communication, creativity and independence. We aim to provide an opportunity for a challenging, high quality teaching and learning environment, which is engrossed in specialist knowledge, inspiring our students to engage in a lifelong love of sport.

At Key Stage 3 all students will experience 2 lessons of PE per week. At Key Stage 4 all students will experience 1 core lesson of PE per week. These core lessons allow students to become immersed in skills and competition which will help them to become competent performers. From Year 7 students are assessed and analysed in a variety of skilled contexts and sports. This is then followed each year, incorporated by a variety of sports designed to maximise student progress, improve their knowledge of strategies and tactics, and help them to develop transferable skills.

Our curriculum allows pupils to develop these skills through a range of activities, such as; invasion games, net games, striking and fielding, athletics, gymnastics and outdoor activities. Pupils experience working as individuals, in groups or in teams. They learn about the principles that make a good leader, team mate and practice that leads to good performances. This type of learning environment aims to challenge our students thinking process and helps to further a lifelong love of sport.

BTEC First Award in Sport

The Edexcel BTEC Sport level 2 qualification prepares our pupils for an engaging and stimulating introduction to the sports industry. This course encourages development through practical participation in a variety of sporting activities. It allows students to develop their understanding of the human body and sport specific fitness regimes.  The course also underpins the knowledge needed and skills used to progress onto a sport specific course post-16.

Throughout Year 9, 10 and 11 students will have the opportunity to complete a BTEC First Award in Sport (equivalent to one GCSE) where they will cover 4 units (3 Mandatory, 1 Optional):

Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise

Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance

Unit 3 – Applying the Principles of Personal Training

Unit 5 – The Sports Performer in Action

Pupils will have 2 lessons of the BTEC First award per week, which is split between 1 practical lesson and 1 theory lesson.  3 of the 4 units taught (Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 5) are internally assessed throughout the course with students compiling a portfolio of work that will be graded at either Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* level. The assessment for each unit will be a combination of formal word-processed written reports, practical demonstrations, and role play exercises.

Unit 1 is externally assessed in the form of an online test.

Units are delivered by PE teachers who have a high level of experience and expertise in their fields, who can ensure that the delivery of the Units is of high quality, relevant and up to date.

We place great emphasis in providing opportunities for all pupils to engage in extra-curricular activities during school and after school. Our extra-curricular programme encourages our students to work with other students from across the school community in different year groups.

Alongside the PE department, our sixth form students are encouraged to assist and coach with extra-curricular clubs. The extra-curricular activities vary throughout the year in conjunction with the gifted and talented club, which gives students a unique experience to listen to guest speakers, be invited on trips and to participate in sports that are not currently on the curriculum. Students with a personal interest in these sports in both extra-curricular clubs and the gifted and talented club are encouraged to participate and join with local community clubs to further enhance their ability and love for sport.

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